A rugged, whitewater river flowing northward through deep canyons, the New River is among the oldest rivers on the continent. New River Gorge National River in West Virginia encompasses over 70,000 acres of land along the New River, is rich in cultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities.
Big Southern Butte is one of two domes rising from a sea of basalt near the center of the eastern Snake River Plain in Idaho. The butte is one of the largest volcanic domes in the world, but at 300,000 years old it is also one of the youngest. Hikers who trek to the 7,550-foot high summit are rewarded with spectacular panoramic views. Photo by Devin Englestead, BLM Upper Snake Wildlife Biologist.
First light at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico. Established in November 22, 1939, the refuge has provided a critical stopover and wintering spot for thousands of sandhill cranes, geese and other waterfowl for 75 years. Bosque del Apache's sandhill crane population has multiplied from 18 birds in the 1840s to more than 20,000 birds today. Photo by Kim Hang Dessoliers (www.sharetheexperience.org).
Historic Places of the Civil Rights Movement, a travel itinerary prepared by the National Park Service and others, listing 41 sites in the National Register of Historic Places associated with the modern civil rights movement, as well as the Selma- to- Montgomery March route. Maps, photos, history, and more.
Homecoming, the story of African American land loss and a chronicle of Black farmers from the Civil War to the present, presented by PBS.
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.
The Black Collegian Online is the electronic version of the 26 year old, national career opportunities magazine. See the career planning and job search information, plus many other features.
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.
The Nubian Chronicles, an e-zine that dedicates itself to writings of the black experience -- whether that experience be of a romantic, political, erotic, militant, or relationship nature.
The Afrocentric Experience, dedicated to the empowerment and the enlightenment processes of all people through out the world especially those of African descent in Africa and the African diaspora, from Everton Powell. Note the "Today in Black History" banner.
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.
Ethnic Street, an African American guide to the Information Highway, with well organized links to hundreds of Black oriented commercial sites.
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.