Tag Archives: Black April

Nguyen Cao Ky controversy irks USS Midway

It’s the rumor that refuses to die, and it’s bothering the heck out of the USS Midway Museum‘s marketing director. The former aircraft carrier, now a museum, is planning a special exhibit for Black April. In 1975, when Saigon fell, … Continue reading

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Wear black on Black April

A call for people to wear black on Black April day is gaining traction and has received at least 6859 “yesses” on Facebook. This is the second year that Dat Nguyen, a Louisiana resident and former student activist at the … Continue reading

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Lookie here, a THIRD ceremony on the same Black April date

And then there were three. (Any rookie copy editor could have come up with that led.) As if two separate Black April commemoration ceremonies are not enough, a third Black April commemoration is being planned to take place on the same … Continue reading

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Splitting the Black April baby, and Janet Nguyen got the wrong end

OC Supervisor Janet Nguyen and her allies were on the losing end Wednesday night at the Westminster City Council meeting, when the council decided to divide the use of the Vietnam War Memorial, forcing the two factions to time-share. What … Continue reading

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Fights over Black April commemoration get worse

What should have been a straightforward ceremony turned into a political foodfight that’s escalating day by day. Among the rituals of Viet elected officials is to show up on Black April and pay respect at the altar to soldiers who … Continue reading

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Wear black today, Black April day

If you haven’t left home yet, select a black shirt to wear today. If you’re already at work or in school, if possible please consider going home to change. Dat Nguyen, a Viet student at the University of New Orleans … Continue reading

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‘Phan Boi Chau’ Youth for Democracy plans series of Black April events

The “Phan Boi Chau Youth for Democracy” (in Vietnamese: Đoàn Thanh Niên Phan Bội Châu) is putting together a whole host of events to commemorate the end of the Vietnam War, which many people call “Black April” as it ushered … Continue reading

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“Black April”

Photo by Mark Boster, L.A. Times Black April is the name Vietnamese overseas give to April 30, the anniversary of the day in 1975 when Saigon fell to the communist forces. This year’s Black April story in the L.A. Times is this … Continue reading

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