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.
HMONG CULTURAL CENTER MUSEUM HIRES NEW MUSEUM TOUR GUIDES
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.
Asian Teens Say Dating Violence A Taboo Topic At Home
Culture and language are among the barriers that prevent many Asian American teens from openly discussing dating violence with their parents.
Footsteps Of My Father
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.
Relating To The Land – DNR Public Land Sales Help Hmong Family Connect To Cultural Heritage
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
Second Justice For Yia Xiong Protest And March
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.
The Legacy Of An Advocate
I have experienced advocacy firsthand as someone who has needed it. As a child, for years, I suffered at the hands of abuse.
Why Suni Lee Doesn’t Have To Use Her Platform To Educate About Hmoob People
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?”
5 Tips To Become A Homeowner In 2023
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 – The Year In Review
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.
Bridging Two Worlds: Connecting Dots From Remnants Of War And Trauma
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.
The Gift That Keeps Giving For Your Child This Holiday Season
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.
Tips For Staying Warm And Safe This Winter
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.
The Beginnings Of The Bombing Of Laos, 1964
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.
HMONG CULTURAL CENTER OF MINNESOTA CELEBRATES 30 YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY
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.
Down The Rabbit Hole
“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
“Everyone Is Angry” – Ohio Attack Shatters Vietnamese Family, Community
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.
A Journey To Find Answers And Healing
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.
Innovative Partnership Connects Kids And Local Farmers To Promote Healthy Eating Habits
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).
Why Voting In Midterm Elections Is Essential
Midterm elections have massive consequences on a local, state, and federal level. That’s why becoming an active, informed voter is essential.
Prepare For Winter Weather Emergencies While Avoiding Scams
Scammers don’t hibernate in the winter.
SAINT PAUL RECOGNIZES WINNERS AND RUNNERS-UP OF SIXTH ANNUAL BUSINESS AWARDS
Saint Paul has concluded and announces recipients for the 6th annual Business Awards honoring five outstanding Saint Paul businesses.
Update: The Hmong American New Year At The Minnesota State Fair Grounds
Winter in Falcon Heights, Minnesota will not be the same this year as the 24th annual Hmong New Year festival at Lee and Rose Warner Coliseum on the Minnesota State Fair Grounds has been cancelled.
Minnesota’s Hmong Community And North House Folk School
Minnesota’s North House Folk School and St. Paul’s Hmong community are featured in the newest season of Craft in America, the Peabody Award-winning documentary series on PBS discovering the beauty, significance, and relevance of handmade objects and the artists who make them.
Cutting Through The Confusion Of Voter Registration
In the United States, one-third of eligible voters are not registered to vote.
Txongpao Lee, Executive Director of Hmong Cultural Center In St. Paul Is A 2022 Facing Race Award Recipient From The Saint Paul and Minnesota Foundation
Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation Honors Anti-Racism Activists With 16th Annual Facing Race Awards
ANTI-RACISM ACTIVISTS HONORED WITH 16TH ANNUAL FACING RACE AWARDS
Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation Honors Anti-Racism Activists With 16th Annual Facing Race Awards
Early Voting Has Begun in Minnesota. Here Is What You Need To Know
Voters will elect Minnesota’s next governor and the person who will lead Minnesota’s state constitutional offices of attorney general, secretary of state and state auditor.
Diversifieds.com – A New Digital Platform To Help BIPOC Communities Achieve Financial Stability And Career Success
Introducing Diversifieds.com – a new Twin Cities based digital platform that simplifies the process of connecting HR professionals with members of BIPOC communities that are seeking employment.
Taking Steps Toward Homeownership
Buying a home may not be as out of reach as you think… even in this market
MNsure Awards Over $4.2 Million To Navigators Reaching Underinsured Communities In Minnesota
New grants increase access to health coverage for Minnesotans. Today, MNsure, Minnesota’s health insurance marketplace, announced over $4.2 million in grant awards to 22 organizations to support increased outreach and enrollment help in communities across the state.
Get Help Paying Citizenship Costs: New American Loan Program For Twin Cities’ Residents Is Being Featured At Free Naturalization Resource Fairs
To assist immigrant residents with their naturalization process, the cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis are offering Naturalization Orientation and Resource Fairs and was featured at no cost to participants.
Partners: USDA Climate-Smart Grant Opens Opportunities To Build On Farmers’ Success
The partners in a new broad climate-smart initiative recently touted the potential of the project to greatly expand farmer-led conservation practices and business opportunities.
A Bomb Crater As Big As Our House
“If civilians often bear the brunt of wartime violence, the question of higher responsibility hangs over the heads of the state and military as well as the domestic audiences who hold them accountable.”
17 Affordable Townhomes Coming to Harrison Neighborhood in Minneapolis
Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity is honored to partner with City of Lakes Community Land Trust to develop 17 townhomes in the Harrison neighborhood now through 2023.
Past, Present, And Future – A Tale Of War, Dislocation, And Hope
“We didn’t have time to listen closely to our collective stories, and they didn’t teach this part of the history in schools, so it never fully registered to our Southeast Asian communities on what the Secret War was and how our people were impacted.”
Back-To-School Homework: A New Season Of Safety
How Parents Can Keep Their Students Safe At School