Entrepreneur, philanthropist, activist, and public speaker, Tan Le entered college when she was only 16, and in 1998, was named Young Australian of the Year. She has helped to implement work training and employment initiatives for Vietnamese Australians, has worked for one of the leading law firms in Australia, and is the President and co-founder of Emotiv. The following … [Read more...] about Video Mondays: Tan Le – My Immigration Story
The holiday season is a time to remember your friends, family, and the meaning of giving (and receiving too, technically). With the local soft rock radio stations blasting holiday music and malls (and internet shops) across America revving up for Black Friday and the Winter shopping frenzy, it's easy to get more involved in consumerism than say, the birth of Jesus, festival of … [Read more...] about Transgender Day of Remembrance: A Day to Celebrate Family, Friends, and Community
David watched as his mentor, Hung, lay on the hospital bed like a shriveled plant long past its vital days. Wet footprints from the rain marked the floor beneath. Around them, patients lay along the walls of the hospital in open air--some in movable steel beds and others on bamboo mats rested flatly on the ground; it was an unfit place for a hero to spend his last dying … [Read more...] about Spotlight on Vietnamese American: David Loc Tran on a Journey Led by Pho
During the first wave of Vietnamese immigration, highly-skilled and educated Vietnamese migrated to the United States upon the Fall of Saigon. Most of them had intimate ties with Americans and/or the Republic of Vietnam and thus feared communist retaliation. During the second wave, Vietnamese from predominantly rural and uneducated backgrounds fled Vietnam by boats to escape … [Read more...] about Why do Vietnamese want to live in America?
If you had to guess a Vietnamese person's last name, you'll be right almost half of the time if you say "Nguyen." Yes, the stereotype is true, the majority of Vietnamese people have Nguyen (46%) or Tran (13%) as their last name. About 85% of Vietnamese people have one of the ten last names in the chart above; that's about 75 million of us. A few other things worth noting: … [Read more...] about Infographic: Vietnamese Last Names – How Many Nguyens Are There, Really?