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Asia Has 'Pivoted' -- To Itself

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 04.10.2014 | World

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam -- When President Barack Obama heads to Asia later this month, he's not scheduled to visit Vietnam. But the investors in the...

5 Fascinating Wedding Traditions From Around The World

Sonali Lamba | Posted 04.14.2014 | Weddings
Sonali Lamba

Whether it's something old, new, borrowed, or blue, for many brides, tradition is the foundation upon which the wedding of her dreams is built. No bride is the same and no culture celebrates the same traditions.

Urging the AAPI Community to #GetCovered by March 31

Kiran Ahuja | Posted 03.31.2014 | Impact
Kiran Ahuja

A version of this blog was originally posted on the White House Blog on March 28, 2014. A trained assistor helps a community member sign up for heal...

Are You A Food Mixologist?

Kimlai Yingling | Posted 04.16.2014 | Taste
Kimlai Yingling

Food has become super cool! We're a curious generation and we'll mix and match different ingredients to see what new concoctions we can come up with. Now whether it's acceptable to our palate is another story, but we are willing to try.

My First Halloween: An Immigrant Story

Khanh Ho | Posted 01.23.2014 | Good News
Khanh Ho

After a half hour of trick or treating, my mom found us. She had a panicked look on her face. Our folks had not taken into account the fact that neighborhood kids would knock on our door, begging for treats.

Minority Rights and the Killing of Trayvon Martin

William K. Barth | Posted 09.21.2013 | Los Angeles
William K. Barth

Race alone is not enough to explain the outcome of the Martin Zimmerman trial. We need also to understand the plight of minority groups qua groups if we are to prevent future tragic killings.

Meet Anh, Superheroine Stitching Together a Better Society

Adam Pervez | Posted 01.21.2013 | Impact
Adam Pervez

Anh has never let her disability slow her down. Instead, she worked twice as hard to get where she is today. She sees the ability in others instead of the disABILITY and others achieve more than they ever thought they could. This is her strength. That is her superpower.

'Shh-Thanks-Givin': My First Thanksgiving in America -- A Former Refugee Remembers

Andrew Lam | Posted 01.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Andrew Lam

We had arrived in America with nothing but rags in our backpacks and a few ounces of gold that my mother had tucked into her money belt. An impoverished aunt took us all in. Soon there were 10 people crowding together in Auntie Lisa's tiny two-bedroom apartment in San Francisco.

Salad Days: Becoming A Vegetarian To Remember Grandma

Andrew Lam | Posted 12.22.2012 | Taste
Andrew Lam

Some people won't eat meat because they think it's cruel to animals, or because of health concerns. My reason is a little different: it is love.

A Teacher's Reach: A Vietnamese-American Writer Remembers His First Teacher

Andrew Lam | Posted 10.13.2012 | Education
Andrew Lam

The man who stood at the entrance to my New World was my first English teacher, Ernie Kaeselau. He passed away recently, and though I hadn't seen him in decades, the news of his demise left me unexpectedly bereft.

When My Mother's Cooking Becomes a Global Ph(o)nomenon

Andrew Lam | Posted 09.11.2012 | Food
Andrew Lam

Like the country whose history is one of being conquered by foreign powers and whose people must constantly adapt to survive, the soup has roots in so many heritages yet retains a distinctive Vietnamese taste.

The Country's Best Pho, In The Unlikeliest Place

David Rosengarten | Posted 04.24.2012 | Food
David Rosengarten

On a visit to Houston a few days ago, and after asking a lot of questions, I was steered by local pho fanatics to one restaurant above all: Pho Binh Trailer, universally acclaimed as the best pho restaurant in Houston.

Fryer Smoke Prompts Columbia Heights Evacuation

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 11.14.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Late Sunday night, diners at popular Vietnamese noodle shop Pho 14 in Columbia Heights were rushed out the door mid-meal by the D.C. Fir...

Eden Center Businesses: Crime Probe Is Unfair, Will Hurt Business

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 11.15.2011 | Home

Emotions have been running high in Northern Virginia's Vietnamese community since last month's gang task force raid on the popular Eden Center shoppin...

Did Tippi Hedren Invent the Vietnamese Nail Hegemony?

Disgrasian | Posted 09.10.2011 | Style
Disgrasian

Vietnamese nail workers have worse problems than bad, racist impressions -- they face the highest exposure to dangerous chemicals, and the government is doing very little to help them.

Vietnamese Man With 176 Pound Tumor Asks For Your Help

Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

The tumor on Nguyen Duy Hai's right leg is bigger than his leg itself, rendering him unable to walk, and now he is begging the world for help. The ...

Has The BP Oil Spill Affected Gulf Shrimp?

Daniel Klein | Posted 08.21.2011 | Food
Daniel Klein

This second episode in New Orleans started with a very early morning. We drove out to the tip of Louisiana. Storms had wiped out so much, most everyth...

Weekly Pulse: New Anti-Choice Bill Suggests More #DearJohn Letters Needed

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Health advocate Eesha Pandit and blogger Sady Doyle join GRITtv host Laura Flanders for a discussion...

Anonymity Is Overrated! A Critic Weighs In

Jay Weston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

In response to the many readers and friend 'round the world who have called, emailed and written asking my professional opinion of the "outing" of the...

State of Oregon First to Adopt National Certification for Medical Interpreters

Louis Provenzano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Louis Provenzano

The National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters announced today that the State of Oregon has become the first state in the nation to offi...

Census Bureau Survey Draws Attention to Need for More Proactive Multicultural Approach

Louis Provenzano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Louis Provenzano

The release this past week of the Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS) makes it clear that America's ethnic makeup is changing much quicker...

PHOTOS: Top Denver New Year's Eve Restaurant Specials

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

This New Year's in Denver will have a lot to offer in the way of food. Many of Denver's top restaurants are offering a prixe fixe menu with champagn...

Vietnamese Food in Beverly Hills... 9021PHO!

Jay Weston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Kimmy Tang is back, and Beverly Hills is so lucky to have her! The location was once the Cristoni pizza parlor... and now it will be the best Vietnamese restaurant on the West Side!

A Vietnamese-American In the House... Our Parents Will Be So Proud

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Disgrasian

Everyone is all kinds of excited about the fact that there's now a Vietnamese-American dude rocking the U.S. House of Representatives. Incidentally, I think it's a bit of a mixed bag.

Anh "Joseph" Cao: The Surprises Are Just Beginning

Eric Tang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Tang

The improbable victory of Joseph Cao gave Republicans something to gloat about in the wake of its November defeats. But Republicans may soon learn that they're getting more than they bargained for.