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Do Black Lives Matter? Simon Deng on Day 22 of Hunger Strike

Heather Robinson | Posted 06.05.2015 | Politics
Heather Robinson

He is a free man now, and he's determined to use that freedom to stir President Obama to "save the lives of untold millions of Africans" who are in danger of dying in Southern Sudan.

Escaped Slave Calls on President Obama to Speak Out, Halt Violence in South Sudan

Heather Robinson | Posted 05.22.2015 | Politics
Heather Robinson

Sudanese-American human rights activist Simon Deng is entering day seven of his hunger strike to petition President Obama to act in order to "save the lives of untold multitudes of Africans and their country ... South Sudan," according to an open letter Deng has sent the President.

Racial Component of Conflict in Sudan: "To Them, a Black Person ... is an 'Abid,' which is a Slave;" Human Rights Groups in Sudan Free Slaves

Heather Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Heather Robinson

Fighting in Southern Sudan's disputed Abyei region claimed the lives of more than 30 people over the weekend, but voting that will allow the country's...

Americans: Support Today's Referendum - and Democracy - in South Sudan

Heather Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Heather Robinson

Today, Sunday January 9th, the people of Southern Sudan will have the chance to vote for independence. Americans of all persuasions should support the...

Thanksgiving Day, Human Rights Activist Calls on President Obama and U.S. Congress to Support South Sudan Independence

Heather Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Heather Robinson

Disappointing news this Thanksgiving Day, as human rights activist Simon Deng received an update that the Sudan Peace and Stability Act, sponsored by ...

Ex-Slave and Human Rights Activist: President Obama, Do Not Let Ticking Time Bomb Go Off

Heather Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Heather Robinson

Today human rights activist and escaped slave Simon Deng finished an historic barefoot walk to each of the 535 offices of the U.S. Congress in an ap...

The Original Darfur

Heather Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Heather Robinson

Escaped slave and human rights champion Simon Deng arrived in Washington leading a group of determined activists to raise awareness about a planned referendum to grant independence to South Sudan.

Escaped Slave, Human Rights Leader to March on Washington for South Sudan Independence

Heather Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Heather Robinson

Human rights leader Simon Deng, a former Sudanese national swimming champion and escaped slave, has launched his 250-mile freedom walk from the United...

250 Miles to Walk for Freedom in Sudan

Matt Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Matt Kohn

Sudan Freedom Walk 2010, a 22-day march from New York to the Congress, is a statement that whether united or separate, the Northern and Southern Sudanese do not want war.