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Annual Hmong Freedom Celebration Sport Tournament

Hmong folks are some of the most patriotic Americans you’ll ever meet. This weekend, the Hmong community will honor the 4th of July with a sport tournament in McMurray Field in Como Park. Learn more about the festivities here.

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Thai Beauty Ad Promotes Whiteness

This is nothing new. Skin whitening products have been around in Asia for a long time. That being said, this ad is pretty damn gross.

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Welcome to Minnesota, Byung Ho Park!

The Minnesota Twins have signed Korean slugger, Byung Ho Park! He hit 105 home runs in his last two season with the Korean Baseball Organization. Transitioning from Korea to Minnesota won’t be easy, but the Twins are nonetheless hoping that

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Why Asian Kids Go By English Nicknames

“Why do Asian kids use English nicknames,” some people ask. “They’re real names are so beautiful.” Why? Because people often cannot pronounce Asian names and it’s just easier on everyone to use an English one. And you know what? It’s

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Viet Cong to Change it’s Name

Until recently I had no idea that there was a band called Viet Cong. I only found out about it because the band was slated to play at First Ave, and some local groups (most from the U of M I think)

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Little Mekong Night Market: A Review

So I checked out the Little Mekong Night Market on Saturday. I have to admit I was kind of underwhelmed. But the event is new and has lots of room to grow, so I think it will get better as

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Funny Asian Names

Have you ever wondered whether your name meant something else in another language? Like, if you went to another country, you’d wind up insulting people just by telling them your name? That’s an unfortunate reality for many Asian kids who

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Upcoming Twin Cities Event: Little Mekong Night Market

Look at what I found in my inbox! A fun event that’s coming up in August: The Little Mekong Night Market in St. Paul! Here’s the description: “AEDA (Asian Economic Development Association) will be bringing the Night Market back to

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Minnesota Hmong Influence Other Immigrants

This Star Tribune article about how more recent immigrant groups turn to the Hmong for help is awesome! Go read it.

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Vietnamese Mail Order Brides

An ad for Vietnamese mail order brides reads: “Buy a wife from Vietnam, only $6,000 USD 1. Guaranteed virgin. 2. Guaranteed delivered within 90 days. 3. NO extra charges. 4. If ran away within a year, get another one FREE.” Excuse

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