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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.

Second Justice For Yia Xiong Protest And March

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.

The Legacy Of An Advocate

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.

Remember Laos

Remember Laos

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

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.

2022 – The Year In Review

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. 

Tips For Staying Warm And Safe This Winter

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

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.

Down The Rabbit Hole

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

A Journey To Find Answers And Healing

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.

Minnesota’s Hmong Community And North House Folk School

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.

A Bomb Crater As Big As Our House

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.”

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