Tag: Sudanese in America

I’m a Sudanese-born doctor fighting America’s war against the coronavirus.

By Dr. Tarig Elhakim | THE HILL

When I won the diversity lottery and emigrated to America in 2016 from my native Sudan, I never imagined I’d be one of America’s health care soldiers fighting against a global pandemic. Nowadays it is required for me to have my temperature checked every time I walk into the Miami hospital where I work. When the thermometer comes out, my heart starts racing as I hope for a reading of less than 100. It’s an experience I share with other health care workers in my institution, many of whom are immigrants or first-generation Americans.

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Sudanese gang prevention specialist works to inspire Omaha youths

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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Meet The Gorgeous Model Embracing Her Beautiful Dark Skin And Refusing To Bleach

By Timothy Ndoro

Photos: Nyakim Gatwech/Instagram

At a time when skin bleaching is rising in popularity among black women who favour lighter skin tones, one woman is going against the tide and embracing her gorgeous dark skin. Sudanese-American fashion model Nyakim Gatwech is known primarily for her melanin-rich skin which has earned her the moniker, the “Queen of Dark”.

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Oklahoma University men’s basketball: Kur Kuath’s journey from Sudan to America makes playing for Sooners a ‘blessing’

by ABBY BITTERMAN

Before Kur Kuath turned 2 years old, his family was homeless and forced to live in a Catholic church in Egypt.

Civil war had ripped apart his native Sudan. His family found itself in the midst of a year-plus-long journey that would take them thousands of miles to a new life in America.

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Eritrean, Saheed Saleh, killed in Dayton shooting

A Dayton man, Saheed Saleh, killed in the Sunday shooting at the Oregon District was an Eritrea native.Yahya Khamis, president of the Dayton Sudanese community, who spoke on behalf of Saleh’s family, said several members from across the state came to Dayton to pay their respects.

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Rihanna’s Sudan posts prove she’s exactly the kind of influencer the world needs right now

By Meena Alexander

When 91 million people follow you, one post can be a catalyst for real change – and no one knows this better than Rihanna.

The Sudanese political crisis has been slipping down the news agenda in recent weeks, but the nationwide protests and military crackdowns in the country continue to rage on, with hundreds of lives lost. 

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Sudanese in Nashville stand in solidarity with those at home during time of unrest

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets in cities and towns across Sudan Sunday as they fight for democracy. Protesters say they have been peaceful, but at least 7 people have been killed and nearly 200 injured during the demonstrations.

In Nashville, the Sudanese American community gathered to support their friends and families in Sudan.

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Sudanese unite worldwide to protest oppression

News, Weather and Sports for Lincoln, NE; KLKNTV.com

Sudanese unite to protest oppression of those in Sudan and Darfur. After the Darfur genocide of 1989 and 30 years of the Al-Bashir dictatorship in Sudan, a military council overthrew Al-Bashir in April. Now, that same council is not willing to hand the power back to the democratic people of Sudan. In December of 2018, there was a bad economic crisis and people took to the street demanding justice, freedom and peace.

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Peace in the East Festival aims to unify millennials whose parents emigrated from East Africa

By Valerie Russ

After the Odunde Festival, Philadelphia hosted the Peace in the East festival to celebrate young East African Americans who were born or raised in the United States with parents from Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Sudan.

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Volunteers in Lincoln help ease the way for South Sudanese in Massachusetts

By Heather Beasley Doyle

In May 2001, Lincoln resident Susan Winship organized a presentation introducing a group of South Sudanese refugees to fellow Massachusetts residents. The arrival of “the lost boys of Sudan,” as the 150 young men were known (five women were also part of the group) — thousands of young men who had fled their homeland on foot a decade and a half earlier during the country’s second civil war–had been widely covered in the media.

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Sudanese American Graduates With 5 Siblings in Attendance

Five siblings gathered in Storm Lake this weekend to watch their youngest brother graduate from high school, decades after their parents emigrated from war-torn Sudan to the United States.

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They Fled Sudan for the U.S. Now They’re Worried about What Comes Next

By Jack Healy and Ann Klein

Sudan’s diaspora in the United States stayed up all night, sipping coffee and sweet tea to stay awake as people waited for a revolution in the country their families had fled.

But when the news finally came on Thursday morning that the military had ousted and arrested President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, dissolved the government and suspended the country’s Constitution, Sudanese-Americans said their hopes for a democratic transformation had been shattered.

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Omar Hassan al-Bashir Is Removed as Sudan’s President

By Joseph Goldstein and Declan Walsh

President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, the authoritarian leader of Sudan wanted on genocide charges in connection with atrocities in Darfur, has been ousted by his nation’s military after nearly four months of mass protests shattered his grip on the country.

The nation’s defense minister, Lt. Gen. Awad Mohamed Ahmed Ibn Auf, announced on Thursday that Mr. al-Bashir had been taken into custody, the government had been dissolved and the Constitution had been suspended. He said there would be a two-year transition period, with the military in charge, and announced a 10 p.m. curfew.

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U.S. Supreme Court Backs Sudan Over American Sailors In USS Cole Bombing Case

By Andrew Chung

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday prevented American sailors injured in the deadly 2000 al Qaeda bombing of the Navy destroyer USS Cole from collecting $314.7 million in damages from the government of Sudan for its alleged role in the attack.

In a 8-1 ruling, the justices overturned a lower court’s decision that had allowed the sailors to collect the damages from certain banks that held Sudanese assets.

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The Queens Rapper Connecting American Hip-Hop to African Audiences

Bas, raised in New York, wants to bring his music to his Sudanese parents’ homeland and to the broader continent. And so do his fans.
By Hannah Giorgis

It all started one night in Lagos, Nigeria. The first time that Bas, the Queens-bred rapper signed to J. Cole’s Dreamville label, performed in front of an African audience was surreal. He’d accompanied Cole on tour following the release of KOD, the North Carolina rapper’s 2018 album.

Bas, the son of two Sudanese immigrants, had gone to Nigeria just to kick it with his labelmate and longtime friend from Fayetteville.
But when Cole asked him to come perform a few songs, Bas planned to play two from his March 2016 album, Too High to Riot.

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