Tony Nguyen, director of Enforcing the Silence, has a new project, and it's called "Giap and the Last Iron Board Factory." It's about a Vietnamese mother retiring from working in a factory in Indiana after more than 30 years. The trailer drew some emotions out of me. It reminded me of how tough my parents had to be to build a life here in America; how they never complained. … [Read more...] about Trailer: Giap and the Last Iron Board Factory
The founder of LinkedIn, Reid Hoffman, has put up $1,000,000 of his money to loan out on Kiva (in $25 increments), to introduce people to the idea of micro-lending. What this means is you can made a loan to people in Vietnam to start their own business, for free. OneVietnam's members have loaned $18,000 to Vietnamese farmers and small business owners so far! Let's add to … [Read more...] about Loan $25 to the Poor in Vietnam for Free Thanks to LinkedIn’s CEO
The former major of Rosemead, CA, John Tran, 36, pled guilty to accepting more that $10,000 in bribes from a real estate developer. His guilty plead helped Tran avoid federal charges of extortion and obstruction of justice. Tran faces up to 10 years in prison and $250,000 in fines when sentenced. As a member of Rosemead's city council in 2005 and mayor from 2007 to 2009, … [Read more...] about Shamed: John Tran, Former Mayor, Pleads Guilty to Bribery
Every community has a first: Kennedy is the first Catholic President, Ed Lee is the first Chinese Mayor in San Francisco, and Joseph Cao is the first Vietnamese congressman. These firsts signify social shifts of minorities into mainstream society. If there was ever a minority, Joseph Cao is it. Mr. Cao is a Catholic Vietnamese American that ran for Congress in New Orleans on … [Read more...] about Mr. Cao goes to Washington: Story of the First Vietnamese Congressman
HPV is serious business, and it's transmitted sexually. As with anything related to sex, it is a taboo topic in the Vietnamese household. However, knowing about it, and what can be done, can save your life. Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a virus that infects humans, leading to one of the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI). While most infections do not cause … [Read more...] about What do Vietnamese women know about sex and Cervical Cancer?