Hmong Times Community
The Hmong Times Community sections provides our readers with an in depth view of the people and events within the Hmong Community in Minnesota and nationally. Here you can read articles that cover the Hmong Community life. We highlight the people that make a difference and the events that bring our community together.
The Hmong Cultural Center Museum has been awarded an Inspire! Grant for Small Museums in the amount of $49,000 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services in Washington D.C.
Becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen has many benefits – citizens can vote and run for public office, obtain a U.S. passport, sponsor family members to come to the U.S. and hold certain jobs reserved for citizens such as federal government jobs.
Students across the Midwest are returning to school and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Omaha Division is reminding families to make time for honest discussions about the dangers associated with the experimentation and use of drugs.
As a parent and a youth mentor, back-to-school season is an exciting time in my world. The long summer days have passed but a new year full of possibilities awaits my daughters, my Girl Scout troop, and me.
The Minnesota State Fair (Thursday, August 24th – Monday, September 4th) is a beloved annual event that draws millions of visitors from all over the country.
The Occupational Information Center (OIC) program is Hmong American Partnership’s (HAP) latest initiative that allows Hmong Minnesotans to meet with career advisors to help them find and prepare for in-demand careers.
The Hmong Times recently caught up with Pam Tollefson who is running for Saint Paul City Council in Ward 5. Ward 5 is the area that spans the Como area, North Dale, the North End, Rice Street and part of the East Side.
Beginning Farmer Tax Credit Expands To Further Incentivize Land Transfer Program Also Offers Increased Support For Emerging Farmers
Owners of agricultural assets that lease or sell to beginning farmers in Minnesota may be eligible for the Beginning Farmer Tax Credit, which is open for applications through the Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s (MDA) Rural Finance Authority (RFA).
My refugee journey began nearly 50 years ago, on a 20-day journey by foot, when I was 11 years old. In 1975 my family fled from Laos, my home country, to a refugee camp in Thailand.
Experience The Rich Culture At The 41st Annual Hmong International Freedom Festival: A Must-Attend Event For Everyone!
The 41st Annual Hmong International Freedom Festival is just around the corner, and it promises to be one of the most exciting cultural events of the year!
We found out about the BIG NEWS about this book on Bay’s Instagram. Tell us about this exciting project and partnership between you (Bryan Thao Worra), Bay Koulabdara, and Sahtu Press!
The trial of former Minneapolis police officer Tou Thao ended in a guilty verdict on May 1st, 2023. This article will provide a summary of the events leading up to the verdict.
In the fall of 2021, Pew Research Center undertook the largest focus group study it had ever conducted – 66 focus groups with 264 total participants – to hear Asian Americans talk about their lived experiences in America.
Driving distracted puts everyone on the road in danger. Distracted driving contributes to an average of 28 deaths and 156 serious, life-changing injuries a year in Minnesota (2018-2022).
Looking back at two years of working at Legacies.
In 1992, Congress passed Public Law 102-450, designating May as Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, commemorating the month that marked the arrival of the first documented Japanese immigrant to the United States and the completion of the transcontinental railroad, a feat that culminated from the contributions of ~20,000 Chinese immigrants.
My Norfolk Pine sits upstairs in a white ceramic pot. Gifted to me for Christmas two years ago. This Pine has seen every room of my home. It’s seen full sun and cloudy corners and old window drafts.
With Tax Day approaching, there’s no time like the present to get started on your 2022 returns and submit them well before the April 18 deadline.
The Hmong Cultural Center Museum has hired two new tour guides to help lead tours in its new storefront museum on University Avenue at Western Avenue in the Little Mekong District in St. Paul.
Culture and language are among the barriers that prevent many Asian American teens from openly discussing dating violence with their parents.
February 4th, 2023 would have been my father’s 73rd birthday if cancer didn’t claim his life in 2017. My siblings and I still cherish precious memories of him throughout the year and especially on this day.
Public land sales are more than transactions. For one Hmong family, the opportunity to purchase parcels of land from the DNR is a chance to connect to their cultural heritage and honor traditions tied to nature
On February 26, 2023, about 350 concerned community members protested and marched along University avenue in the midway area of Saint Paul to demand justice for Yia Xiong (aged 65), a Hmong elderly Secret War veteran with hard of hearing, who was killed by Saint Paul Police officers.
Saint Paul Public Library Invites Residents Of All Ages To “Read Brave” About Mental Health In The Program’s 10th Year
Saint Paul Public Library (SPPL) launched Read Brave 2023, a citywide, intergenerational reading initiative in its 10th year aimed at sparking conversation and new ideas that will move Saint Paul forward. Read Brave book selections—three by local authors—and book-based events for all ages will focus on this year’s theme of mental health.
HAP Academy OIC Celebrates The Approval By Ramsey County Board Of $5.5 Million In Bonding To Acquire Two Workforce Training Facilities
Recently HAP Academy OIC celebrated the culmination of almost five years of hard work that recently resulted in the approval by the Ramsey County Board of Commissioners of $5.5 Million in bonding for the Hmong American Partnership (HAP) to acquire two workforce training facilities.
I have experienced advocacy firsthand as someone who has needed it. As a child, for years, I suffered at the hands of abuse.
In a recent text conversation with my cousin, we were talking about a few famous, well-achieved Hmoob women. This conversation revolved around the topics of representation and what each of them are doing to help the Hmoob community.
I will never forget the answer to this question for the rest of my life.
“What called you back to Laos, Grandma?”
Homeownership is the largest financial undertaking for most Americans and a key to building generational wealth. It can provide a base of security, as building home equity provides you with more financial options in the future.
Leading Hmong James Beard Nominated Chef Talks Hit Exotic Cooking Series & Being Named Chef Of The Year
As recently seen on Good Morning America, James Beard nominated and EATERS “Chef of the Year,” Chef Yia Vang has had one of his busiest years to date with his projects including competing as a challenger on Netflix’s “Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend”
2022 was a very eventful year for the Hmong community locally, nationally, and beyond. With COVID-19 ramping down and people returning to a more normal way of life, many other happenings were going on among the Hmong community.
As I thumb through the official documents from the refugee camp that accompanied my family’s tickets to the United States, devastating grief overwhelms me.
Financial education is crucial to long-term success – and that education begins at an early age. Research suggests many of the habits we carry into adulthood are set by age seven.
There’s no getting around it: Winter weather is inevitable, and you’ve had the heat on for at least a couple of weeks. Staying warm is good, whether it’s from a furnace, fire in the fireplace, or space heater.
Though the decision to bomb Laos is thought to have been solely a U.S. endeavor, the picture is more complicated and includes key Lao figures, like Prime Minister Souvanna Phouma.
On August 11, 1992, the Hmong Cultural Center of Minnesota (HCC) registered with the Minnesota Secretary of State’s office as a non-profit organization.
“A tale of databases, dust and murderous words. The words that I read, tucked away in the dusty filing cabinets of the Pentagon and Langley never flew an aircraft, never opened a bomb bay door, never pulled a trigger. Yet they killed nonetheless.” – Drew Hopkins
On the evening of September 1st, Phong Tran, 43, a Vietnamese nail technician in Toledo, Ohio, was attacked without provocation. Since the incident, Tran, who is originally from Los Angeles, has been in the intensive care unit with only a 5% chance of survival, according to his doctor.
The Secret War in Laos is a stain on our nation’s history. So many decisions made by U.S. leadership sacrificed innocent lives on the ground in Laos, but also those who served their country.
More Minnesota children are learning about how their food is grown – and how they can eat healthy – thanks to an innovative partnership of childcare providers, local farmers, and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH).