Mercury's surface in "enhanced color," a color scheme created to emphasize color differences. This is not what Mercury would look like to the human eye, but by applying mathematical analysis to images, color differences can be accentuated beyond those visible to a person.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial under construction.
The workers had to endure conditions that varied from blazing hot to bitterly cold and windy. Each day they climbed 700 stairs to the top of the mountain to punch-in on the time clock. Then 3/8 inch thick steel cables lowered them over the front of the 500-foot face of the mountain in a "bosun chair." Despite the dangers, no one was killed during the project.
Otters in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska.
The sea otter population of Glacier Bay has increased dramatically in the past 20 years. Ecologists consider sea otters a keystone species here. Otters consume vast quantities of clams, urchins, crabs, and other invertebrates and their presence creates ripples through the ecosystem. NPS photo.
Every day someone like you becomes a wildland wildfire fighter, a teacher, a trail-builder, a museum curator, or a park ranger. Discover your opportunities in national parks. Come to play. Come to learn. Come to serve. Develop your environmental leadership skills. Find a job. Be the next generation to preserve and protect these great places.
With more than 80% of Americans living in urban areas, urban parks are more important than ever. The father of American landscape architecture, Frederick Law Olmsted, said of urban parks:
It is one great purpose of the Park to supply to the hundreds of thousands of tired workers, who have no opportunity to spend their summers in the country, a specimen of God's handiwork that shall be to them, inexpensively, what a month or two in the White Mountains or the Adirondacks is, at great cost, to those in easier circumstances.
National Urban League Founded in 1910, the National Urban League is the premier social service and civil rights organization in America. The League is a nonprofit, community-based organization headquartered in New York City, with 115 affiliates in 34 states and the District of Columbia.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the oldest, largest and strongest Civil Rights Organization in the United States. The principal objective of the NAACP is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of minority group citizens of the United States.
Blacks in Government (BIG) functions as an employee support group, an advocacy group and a resource group for Black civil servants.
Writing Black Alphabetical list of authors with links to their individual works, from the American Studies, Black History and Literature Department of Keele University, plus historical texts and links to libraries of Black studies.
National Association of Black Accountants, Inc., NABA, is a national membership organization for developing, encouraging and serving as a resource for greater participation by Blacks and other minorities in the accounting profession.
National Society of Black Engineers The NSBE provides information on the programs, membership, convention, career fairs, pre-college activities and other helpful tools and articles for any engineering student or technical professional.
Black Online Enterprise Business news, strategies, information and resources for African American entrepreneurs, corporate executives, managers, and professionals, supported by Black Enterprise Magazine.
The Black World Today TBWT is a collective of journalists, writers, artists, church-based racial justice advocates, communicators and entrepreneurs who have banded together to use the information revolution as one means towards the overall empowerment of Black people in the United States and around the world.
100 Black Men of America, a national alliance of leading African American men of business, industry, public affairs and government, devoting their combined skills and resources to confronting the challenges facing African America youth.
Africa-America Institute, to expand education and professional training opportunities for Africans, foster greater understanding of Africa in America, and promote mutually beneficial U.S.-Africa relations.
Kawanzaa, a description of the 7 principles and the ceremonial accessories, from the African American Web Ring.
African-American Picture Books An extensive alphabetical list of authors of picture books that provide realistic positive images of Black children, by Kay Vandergrift of Rutgers.
Black Facts Online. Find out what happened this day in history, with search capability by date, word, or category, supported by InnerCity Software.