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 Expands!

Museology Museum Services has recently completed two additional museum panels for the Hmong Cultural Center Museum. These panels focus on Hmong Weddings and Hmong Funerals.

Embracing The Love Of Reading And Writing In The Hmong Language

When people come together, amazing things happen. This October, a group of educators and parents are bringing together Hmong authors from around the country to spark and cultivate a love of reading and writing amongst Hmong youth in the Twin Cities. This year’s theme is “Embracing the Love of Reading and Writing in the Hmong Language.”

Cultivating A Stronger Community Through Fresh Produce And Flowers

HAP Farm Coordinator Tou Xiong didn’t dream of becoming a farmer when he was growing up in south Minneapolis – he wanted to be a detective. He imagined himself unearthing clues and getting to the root of crimes, not digging up vegetables and pulling roots from the soil.

Vayong Moua Wins 2019 Outstanding Refugee Award

On Tuesday, June 11th, nine Minnesotans were recognized with the state Department of Human Services’ 2019 Outstanding Refugee Award. The St. Paul ceremony honored refugees who have made significant contributions in civic engagement, leadership, and entrepreneurship.

The Elusive Doctorate Degree: If I Can Do It You Can Too

I transformed from a boy climbing to the top of the tallest tree in a small village back in Laos, wondering what all those glittery things in the night sky were, to now being able to answer my own wonderings through my own research and explorative expertise as a doctoral graduate.

A Hmong Folk Arts Celebration!

Come celebrate the Hmong Folk Arts Traditions taught at HCC and shared in the Hmong Cultural Center Museum on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 from 5:00 to 6:30 PM.

XabPheejKim Hlub Hmoob Concert 2019

The Xab Pheej Kim Hmong Music Foundation, LLC in partnership with the Hmong Men’s Circle student association from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities are proud to announce that on Saturday, July 6th, 2019 at 7:00 PM they are hosting a community celebration.

A Look At The Hmong Archives – 20 Years On

In the epicenter of Hmong America, an unrivaled collection of over 200,000 unique cultural artifacts – including but not limited to books, photographs, videos, sound recordings, newspapers, maps, musical instruments, and paj ntaub – turns 20 years old.

For Diane Moua, Dessert Is A Piece Of Cake

Diane Moua, critically acclaimed pastry chef, is paving the way for women of color in fine dining. She is the first Hmong-American woman to be nominated for a prestigious James Beard Award.

Putting Your Concerns On The Map

After a historic election saw the number of Asian Pacific legislators triple in Minnesota, we formed the first-ever Minnesota Asian Pacific (MAP) Caucus.

2018 – The Year In Review

2018 was a very eventful year for the Hmong community locally, nationally and beyond. The Hmong Times takes a look back at some of the top stories of 2018.

40 Years On, Minnesota Hmong New Year Spotlights Youth And Women

On Friday, November 23, the United Hmong Family’s Minnesota Hmong New Year kicked off its 40th anniversary. With the theme of “Passing the Torch,” it was a moment not only to honor the long legacy of Hmong in Minnesota, but also to look forward to an even brighter future for the community.