Saturday, May 26, 2018


The latest news stories from Hmong TV Network

Hmong Clothes Fresno New Year

Ka Shoua interviews a couple wearing newer style Hmong clothes which are black with a red trim. Their outfits are light and easy to put on and enhanced by each wearing a necklace. There are less Hmong embroidery or Paaj Daub with these newer styles.

She continues to talk to an older couple with the woman wearing Hmong clothes but the man does not. Typically, this is the case perhaps there is too much to pack on the way to the New Year so visitors forgo the Hmong clothes to save room and weight on trips.

She ends with an interview with a group of pageant winners or Nruag Naab. They are all dressed up in different types of Hmong clothes from traditional to new styles.

Funeral for Leading Hmong soldier Fighting with U.S. in Vietnam War

Funeral service took place this past weekend for Lieutenant Colonel Peter Chou Vang, the right hand man of General Vang Pao during the Vietnam War, serving under America’s CIA in Laos. The funeral service took place on Saturday, June 11th at 9:00 a.m. at the Fresno Fairgrounds. Lt. Colonel Vang was first of six Hmong pilots trained by the Americans to fly for them.

Vang moved to the Central Valley in 1977, one of the first Hmong to call the Valley home. Lt. Colonel Vang passed away May 4th in Merced. There was a complete military ceremony with music by the Sounds of Freedom Band, plus Congressman Jim Costa offered remarks, along with others. Lt. Colonel Vang will be buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles.

The Hmong and Karen Community protested at the Minnesota Department of Education

The Hmong and Karen community protested in front of the Minnesota Guild and the Minnesota Department of Education regarding the cancelation of the authorizer for the Community School of Excellence.

2016 Minnesota Ethnic Councils Legislative Session Recap

Session to get to know the Councils’ executive directors and hear from the legislators about the 2016 session achievements

Listen Live to Hmong TV Network

Now you can listen LIVE to Hmong TV Network on your phone.  Just call into our live audio stream by dialing 605-781-9867.

Save Our Children Peace March

Both national and local Justice Committees organized a peace march with Dylan’s Parents, MN 18 Clans, HAMAA, and Hmong Heritage in Wausau, WI. The turnout was unexpectedly high with over 1,000 participants, bringing much attention from the local community to the event. The peace march was to demonstrate justice for both Dylan Yang and Isaiah Powell.

The peace march did affect Dylan’s sentence somewhat. Judge LaMont Jacobson sentenced Dylan Yang to 13 years in prison followed by 17 years of extended supervision, but also gave Dylan Yang credit for the nearly two years he has been in jail awaiting his sentence. This is half of the jail time prosecutors wanted.

Mother’s Day Trunk Show

The event took place in St. Paul Minnesota at In Progress, where the coordinators invited hard working mothers and young entrepreneurs to showcase what they do as a mother in Minnesota in their full time jobs or as a hobby. The purpose of this event was to find a day for mothers and young entrepreneurs to present their ideas and what they love to do even though they have busy schedules. It was also to appreciate all the mothers.

As expected, there were many ideas and items involving Hmong clothing. Both preserving and new spins of Hmong clothing through dolls and garments of all types were seen. Other creative business ideas were also discoverd such as promoting the creativity of other Hmong women from around the world and products inspired by the complexion and body types of Hmong women.

Hepatits B Initiative

Hepatitis B Initiative (HBI), is a event that takes place monthly in the St. Paul and Minneapolis area.  They provide free testing of Hepatitis B, C, Glucose, and Cholesterol to minorities. Dam-Tam Pha-Hoang is the program manager for HBI.  She’s been promoting and providing the free tests.  The purpose of this event was to help provide free testing services to the community who are in need.

Chronic hepatitis B infection (HBV) can cause liver cancer. Many older Hmongs have it and should get checked so they can prevent further development into more dangerous states of liver cancer. Most Hmongs also do not have a primary care physician so it is imperative that everyone get checked and find out what can be done to lessen the affects of Hepatitis B.

HBI-Minnesota is a non-profit that was started in October 2015 to provide free hepatitis B and hepatitis C education, testing and linkage to care for the underserved communities of Minnesota. They provide FREE health testing, viral hepatitis education and linkage to care services for the underserved communities in the Twin Cities!

Find more about HBI-Minnesota here

Asian Business Institute & Resource Center Open House

This event took place on May 14, 2016 at the Valley Small Business Development meeting room.  Blong Xiong lead the open house.

There were around 20 attendees and everyone shared information and their thoughts about the organization.  We now have some help when it comes to starting a business other than our own research.

The mission of the Asian Business Institute and Resource Center (ABIRC) is to provide assistance to Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) throughout the State of California in obtaining nationally recognized supplier certification, and build sustainable communities by developing opportunities with financing resources and corporate, healthcare, government and educational entities interested in supplier diversity.

Contact ABIRC to learn about their services.

7035 N Fruit Ave
Fresno, California
(559) 438-9680

Toyota of Selma BBQ

On May 28, Hmong TV Network barbecued and broadcasted LIVE from Toyota of Selma.

Toyota of Selma has been helping the Hmong community by giving away free cars, gifts, and great deals on their Toyotas. They also employ Hmong employees to help you understand all the deals and find the perfect car for you and your family.

Toyota of Selma has given away a Tacoma truck, a Sienna van, and a Volkswagen Pasat completely FREE. All you had to do was fill out a registration form with your contact number and be present to win. When you are there, we also have free food from our BBQ, so you should always come join us. You never know if you will win a car to drive home.

We will be doing more BBQs and broadcasting live from Toyota of Selma in the future. Tune into our TV channel 32.6 to find out when the next BBQ will be.