Suboi is the real deal. We felt that the first time we sat down across her at a cafe in Saigon and she started free flowing mid conversation. Before meeting her, I already knew she was the dubbed Vietnam's Queen of Hip Hop. After meeting her, I knew she belonged among hip hop royalty anywhere in the world. Her worldwide status is coming into fruition this March. After … [Read more...] about Suboi Debuts in the US, Embraces Ability to Rap About Sex, Drugs, and Money
Meet Khoa Do, Partner at Jones Day, the 3rd largest law firm in the world. Khoa came from humble beginnings as an immigrant living in the south side of Chicago. Losing his dad at an early age, Khoa had to learn how to fend for himself. Khoa is passionate about providing mentorship that many immigrant youths do not have access to. Khoa serves on the OneVietnam board and has been … [Read more...] about Influential Vietnamese: Khoa D. Do, Rain Maker, Partner at Jones Day
Lil PSY from Gangnam Style has been getting hate messages from online bullies when it was revealed that his mother is Vietnamese. We decided to write Lil PSY a Lil Letter to let him know we're on his side. Hey Lil Psy - aka Hwang Min-woo - we know people have been saying a lot of nasty things about your Vietnamese heritage. They made you feel inferior and ashamed. We're here … [Read more...] about Lil PSY from Gangnam Style: Don’t be Ashamed to be Half Vietnamese
The newest trend on the beaches of China is the "face-kini," a mask that covers the entire face, save the eyes, nose, and mouth. It's a not-so-attractive accessory that screams a message louder than a simple fashion faux-pas: Asian people hate dark skin. From ubiquitous caps to umbrellas on sunny days, we are taught to avoid the sun at a young age. Fair skin equates to … [Read more...] about Facekini & Asian Aversion to Tan Skin: a Precursor to Racism?
We all know Vietnamese women are tough. This week in Vancouver, Washington, two teenage boys learned that the hard way. Priscilla Dang, 23, was going for a jog when two teenage boys rode up on a bike next to her. One boy rode ahead and the other snuck behind Dang and groped her bottom. Dang responded by pushing one of the teenagers to the ground and making him apologize. … [Read more...] about Vietnamese Woman, Priscilla Dang, Beats Down Perverted Teens