By Feven Kay
The number of people around the world who have been driven from their homes is at a record high. Refugees are forced to leave their native countries, escaping violence, war and persecution. Thousands have resettled here in Las Vegas in search of a better life for themselves and their families.
Continue reading “Becoming American: How refugees become US citizens in Las Vegas”
Galat Toang was about to join the US military when he was recruited by the Omaha Police Department as a gang prevention specialist. His goal is to help Sudanese and other immigrant groups with struggles they may be facing.
By Alia Conley
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By Pat Ruff
Moses Idris was asked what his life might look like once he’s finished high school.
Idris is a 6-feet-3, 190-pound Austin High School senior and starter on one of the top basketball programs in the state. Like the majority of the players on this team — three of them starters — Idris is of South Sudanese descent.
Continue reading “Austin’s basketball rebirth: Sudanese have given, received so much”
After 22 years in a refugee camp, Lual Mayen has designed a game to share his epic journey with the world.
By Anthony DiFlorio/Video by Danny Welch
Lual Mayen was 14 years old before he even saw a computer for the first time.
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By Marcus Horton
At the Big Ten Cross Country Championships in 2018, then-junior Ohio State cross country runner Alex Lomong ran the third-fastest outdoor 800-meter time in program history.
Nearly three decades earlier, his brother Lopez Lomong ran for his life, escaping entrapment as a child soldier in South Sudan during the Second Sudanese Civil War.
Continue reading “CROSS COUNTRY: LOMONG BROTHERS RUN TO BETTER LIFE IN U.S.”
Deng, the son of a former Sudanese education minister who has returned to Africa, has become an economic force as well as a substantial taxpayer.
By Neal St. Anthony
Luol Deng, a 15-year NBA veteran and former Minnesota Timberwolf, was hanging with a bunch of South Sudanese immigrants and their kids one weekend last month.
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