Entertainment

Fres Thao

“Are you living life? Or simply just living?” Fres Thao is an advocate for the Arts; believing Art is direct energy from the soul. As one of the Hip Hop pioneers from the Hmong American community, he has been an active lyricist, producer and performer for more than 15 years. Founding member of nationally dispersed Hip Hop group, Illegoaliens and…

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Entertainment

The Kong & Shu Project – TKSP

Courtesy of TKSP The Kong & Shu Project is a music collaboration created in the summer of 2007 by Kong and Shu Lor, two young, Hmong brothers from Morganton, NC. Taking on the challenge of writing music in Hmong, their native tongue, they believe by doing so, they are not only preserving their language, but also improving their speaking skills.…

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Entertainment

Pagnia Xiong

Before joining the first Hmong children’s choir in her Midwestern hometown of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Pagnia Xiong could only imagine being a selected soloist in any of her school’s music programs. That all changed at the age of 10 when she made her first public appearance as soloist in a local Hmong children’s choir, performing throughout Wisconsin at area schools,…

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Entertainment

The Kong & Shu Project – Album Release

Hmong Festivals are one of the main events for the Hmong community. Many families travel far and wide to be part of the cultural phenomenon. As you can guess, July 4th is just around the corner and one of the largest Hmong Festival will come alive hosted by the Lao Family of Minnesota, Inc in St. Paul, Minnesota. This festival…

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Fashion

Inspired by Hmong Fashion

Hmong traditional clothing’s are taking a modern turn strutting down the fashion runway with rich textile designs. While growing up from a large Hmong family, we have always witnessed our mothers sew beautiful well-crafted embroidery. For the girls who learned how to sew and learned from their mothers, their passion for the arts only intensified their vision in becoming a…

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Business

Access Hmong – No More

Access Hmong was originally created to serve our Hmong artists from musicians, film makers, writers, singers, actors, actresses, movie directors, photographers, fashion designers and any other Hmong artists worldwide. Access Hmong’s intention was to be the first major hub of information to keep an historical online documentation. Our mission was to digitally record and document as much information on our…

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Business

HmongFlix – After Post

In my previous post, I only new the other side of the copyright laws that protects copyrighted materials. When I received a post in regards to having the right to rent, sell or lend the materials people have bought at a store it’s actually LEGAL. I just wanted to make sure that all involved knows what is legal, but to…

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Business

HmongFlix

HmongFlix has become a franchise all on it’s own over a year since their inception to rent out Hmong films. The idea behind HmongFlix is an intriguing business venture that could have generated thousands to millions of revenue. However, due to some “people’s” agenda this business franchise might be doomed to failure. Why? HmongFlix could be sued for millions of…

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Health

BadgerCare Update

This just in, recent news from the State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services will allow health care for all adults living in POVERTY. Really! It took this long to finally focus on health care when the need was great generations ago? They are finally going to do something about it? Wow, how slow can they all be MADISON—The Department…

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Reviews

A Texan’s Choice

A Texan’s Choice: The Heart of a Hero Series by: Shelly Gray Book Review Synopsis: Texas, 1874. Long ago, Scout Proffitt gave up on ever being a man of honor like his Civil War hero brother Clayton. But when Scout steps foot on the rundown remnants of the Circle C ranch, he wonders if maybe-just maybe-the Lord has something different…

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