Pilgrimage to Manzanar

Written by Elaine Lieu The Pearl Harbor Attack was really what Roosevelt made it out to be: “a date which will live in infamy.” Immediately after the attack, President Franklin D. Roosevelt knew that serious action was required to provide national defense. Rumors spread here and there, entirely focused on Japanese Americans and their loyalty…

Resilience in the Vietnamese-American Community

The Vietnamese American community has become more open to approaching mental health professionals. This increased openness has been linked to a “progressive” attitude from  mental health professionals. Dong-Matsuda, a mental health professional and community volunteer, also notes that the Vietnamese American community has shown resilience and has found some forms of coping through religious practices,…

Investing in ethnic programming a success for KBIF

In times of financial trouble, it pays off to observe the needs of the community. In the 1980s, the radio station KBIF based in Fresno, California did exactly this when its religious broadcasting was simply not garnering enough listenership. KBIF noticed the growing Asian community, particularly among Hmong immigrants, and began an experimental weekend program targeted at this ethnic group.…