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April 11, 2018

The issue of deportations is not new to the Vietnamese community. Following the mass exodus of our people from Vietnam – men, women, children – Vietnamese communities formed all around the world in countries that were willing to take in refugees. The forced migration o...

June 10, 2017

Sunnyvale, CA Police Chief Phan Ngo is one of the highest ranking Vietnamese Americans in law enforcement in the country since his transition as Deputy Police Chief in San Jose, CA to become the Chief for the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety in November 2016.


January 11, 2017

The 21 percent increase in a range of administrative fees for citizenship applications is adding to the challenges Vietnamese immigrants face when seeking U.S. citizenship. Specifically for immigrants seeking citizenship through naturalization, starting December 24, 20...

January 6, 2017

On December 30, 2016 China announced it vows to ban all commerce in ivory by the end of 2017. China’s illegal poaching and wildlife trade ranks the highest in the world, according to Daan P. van Uhm', author of The Illegal Wildlife Trade (Springer 2016). Vietnam’s own...

January 5, 2017

The phenomenon of “copycat music” in Vietnam is prevalent among songwriters and singers where credit is not given to the original artists and plagiarism is unaccounted for. While plagiarism scandals continue to plague Vietnam without consequences, in the U.S., copyrig...

January 4, 2017

For the second generation Vietnamese-Americans, the remnants of the Vietnam War can be seen through documented pictures, ones that were captured by Vietnamese translators and photographers who worked for Americans. Nguyen Ngoc Luong was one of the unsung heroes from th...

January 4, 2017

It’s not just a black people problem, a white people problem, or even a police problem. It’s an American problem. And that means it’s a Vietnamese American problem. It’s something that affects us all. 

Police violence against black communities occurs so frequently that...

December 29, 2016

Vietnam’s police force imposes tight media censorship and have a zero tolerance approach to criticisms directed at their government, cracking down on those who criticize the country’s Communist rulers. As a result, bloggers have been arrested in a recent wave of enforc...

December 15, 2016

The first Vietnamese American woman elected to Congress is 37-year-old Stephanie Murphy from the 7th Congressional District in Florida. Murphy defeated a 12 term Republican representative John Mica and took home 51 percent of the vote.


December 6, 2016

OPINION: If we care about our good police officers, we must carve out the space to hold bad ones accountable

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