Beautiful photos from the 70s and 80s of “Hill Tribes” in Northern Thailand revealing the how-it-was of the homeland. For today in America, there are those who belong to ethnic minority groups familiar to these such as Hmong people and Mien people and are familiar with these traditions.
No History, No Self. Know History, Know Self.
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A fellow brother and father of two, Tommy Xiong, is in need. He has been diagnosed with a cancerous tumor called Burkitts Lymphoma that’s indicated to be headed down a difficult road filled with costly medical expenses. If you can, any donations would help the Xiong and Thao family.
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From Northern Laos, Lipo Chanthanasak has proudly served as a leader with the Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN) for over a decade, working to reduce carbon pollution and ensure environmental justice. At sixteen years old, Lipo left school to support his family by farming, hunting, and fishing. The Vietnam War led him to join a Guerilla Unit of American forces. After fighting alongside Americans, Lipo and his family immigrated to Richmond, California. Fleeing persecution, Lipo came here as a refugee and was greeted with opportunity but also faced some challenges. His community was exposed to high levels of pollution and many suffer respiratory illnesses. Lipo led advocacy efforts to curb this pollution. He joined APEN to champion local renewable energy and good paying clean energy jobs. Today, at 70 years old, Lipo is as fearless a community leader as he was a soldier fighting for the US and Laos. He strives, as he says, “to fight for our rights, equal opportunity and to develop a better community for children and many generations to come.”
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ignore anyone who tells you otherwise.
No white girls?
Lmao I knew it wouldn’t be long until someone tried to make it about themselves. Yes no white girls. Deal with it.
Plus I don’t appreciate blogs that are basically white supremacist reblogging from us, and from what I’ve seen, the whole point of your blog is to erase and/or stereotype POC while calling them ugly, and any positive posts you make are about white people. Don’t reblog our posts, I don’t wanna be associated with your shitty ass blog.
"All women are beautiful! Every shape, size, age and colour! Except white girls. Fucking shitty ass white girls, self-esteem is not for them! Yes we made a point of not including you in our post about how all women are beautiful stop making it about you!!!!!!!!!"
This post is not about “all women are beautiful” it’s about “women of color are beautiful despite the fact that our society tells them they’re not” and white girls have no business making this post about them.
"their chicken is really spicy"
"beware, the injera is spicy"
"the water is spicy"
"the air was spicy"
"The staff was very rude"
"The dim sum restaurant didn’t have a menu"
"They gave me chopsticks"
"They asked me to wash my hands before I sat down to eat, something about traditions? I was humiliated"
"The staff didn’t speak English"
"The chair was spicy"
"The ice was spicy"
"Service was great. Food was great. Couldn’t find parking" - 1 star
'my napkins were only one ply. no free breadsticks”- 1/2 star
"Went to this ethiopian restaurant and they expected me to actually eat with my hands. Offended. 1/2 star"
"they only had Asian employees. I feel like they may have discriminatory hiring practices"
"The orange chicken wasn’t as authentic as PF Changs."
John “Vietnam” Nguyen became the first Vietnamese American, the first Hip Hop artist and the youngest person to have a street named in his honor in Chicago after drowning two years ago. John was a hip-hop artist and poet known for making an impact at the annual Chicago youth poetry slam: “Louder Than A Bomb”. The young rapper was also an activist in the Uptown neighborhood who self claimed that he was about “peace, love, unity, and having fun.” In March, the 5000 block of North Winthrop was named Honorary John “Vietnam” Nguyen Way. He drowned in 2012 trying to save his friend swimming in Madison, Wisconsin.
Vietnamese American girl Jenni recounts her experience and struggles with her native tongue, her identity, her people’s history and her mother’s struggles in a masterful produced spoken word piece “I AM NOT VIETNAMESE” accompanied with brilliant story-telling visuals.
Maxie Moua is a Hmong American first year undergraduate at the University of California, Berkeley from Fresno. In this video she performs three of her poems at the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Opening Ceremony for the “Stories of Home” project.
7 killed as WWII bomb explodes in Bangkok
AP: At least 7 people have been killed and many others injured in Thailand’s capital Bangkok after scrapyard workers unintentionally detonated a WWII-era bomb found on a construction site
Photo: WWII bombs and fuselage, such as this P-51D Mustang, are occasionally unearthed in the Thai capital. Photograph: Chaiwat Subprasom/Reuters