Located 2,600 miles southwest of Hawaii, the National Park of American Samoa is the most remote unit of the National Park System and the U.S. National Park south of the Equator. The Park spreads across three islands, 9,500 acres of tropical rainforest, and 4,000 acres of ocean, including coral reefs. While remote, the islands of American Samoa, true to the meaning of the word Samoa (Islands of Sacred Earth), are welcoming and offer beautiful landscapes and centuries of culture and history.
Seasoned backpacker and adventurer Yang Lu earned the grand prize in the 2015 Share the Experience photo contest with this image of a sunburst captured at sunrise in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah. Yang has made the outdoors part of his daily life and finds deep connection to the land through his lens.
“My photography is not just for recreation, it is to inspire people to explore these areas." -- Yang Lu
Photo by Yang Lu (www.sharetheexperience.org).
The plantings of cherry trees originated in 1912 as a gift of friendship to the People of the United States from the People of Japan. In Japan, the flowering cherry tree, or "Sakura," is an exalted flowering plant. The beauty of the cherry blossom is a potent symbol equated with the evanescence of human life and epitomizes the transformation of Japanese culture throughout the ages.
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LatinoLink , launched in 1995, was the first Web magazine to target Hispanics in the United States. It provides Latino-focused news, commentary and chat.
Latin American Network Information Center (LANIC), affiliated with the Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS) at the University of Texas at Austin, facilitates access to Internet-based information on, from, or about Latin America, including regional, social science and humanity links.
The Meeting of Frontiers explores the Spanish expansion into North America from Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas across the continent through Alabama, Mississippi, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, and California all the way to Alaska, sponsored by the National Library of Spain and the Library of Congress.
LatinWorld a directory of Internet resources on Latin America and the Caribbean.
The Azteca Web Page contains information accumulated especially for Mexicans, Chicanos, and/or Mexican-Americans.
DC Latino , a directory of resources for the Latino/Hispanic community in Washington, D.C.
Hispanic Serving Institutions, web links to almost 200 HSI colleges and universities, maintained by White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans and the Department of Education.
HACU - Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities.
The Julian Samora Research Institute (JSRI), is committed to the generation, transmission, and application of knowledge to serve the needs of Latino communities in the Midwest. To this end, it has organized a number of publication initiatives to facilitate the timely dissemination of current research and information relevant to Latinos.
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, Inc., a nonprofit and nonpartisan educational organization established in 1978 to develop the next generation of Latino leadership. This is accomplished through programs to familiarize Hispanic students with policy-related careers, educational scholarship resources, and information dissemination through conferences and publications.
ASPIRA is the only national nonprofit organization devoted solely to the education and leadership development of Puerto Rican and other Latino youth. ASPIRA takes its name from the Spanish verb aspirar, "aspire."
HEP Managers The Hispanic Employment Program was established to focus specific attention on the needs of Hispanic Americans in all areas of federal employment. Here you will find information about Hispanic culture, activities, employment, recruitment, speakers and other helpful information.
Saludos Hispanos, a resume posting service sponsored by the the magazine of the same name, is a conduit between applicants and potential employers who share the objective of reflecting the diversity of today's population in the workplace.
Cuban American National Council, Inc.(CNC) conducts research and policy analysis on issues affecting Hispanics, Minorities, and Immigrants in the United States and provides education, employment and housing services to all disadvantaged individuals of various ethnic, racial and national backgrounds.
The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan, tax-exempt organization established in 1968 to reduce poverty and discrimination, and improve life opportunities for Hispanic Americans.
United Farm Workers (NFWA), started by Cesar Chavez in 1962 to organize farm workers in California, offers an overview of the movement and updates on current issues.
Organization of the American States (OAS), is the world's oldest regional organization, dating back 1889. Its purposes are to strengthen the peace and security of the continent; to promote and consolidate representative democracy, with due respect for the principle of nonintervention; to prevent possible causes of difficulties and to ensure the pacific settlement of disputes that may arise among the Member States; to provide for common action on the part of those States in the event of aggression, and more.
Making Face, Making Soul, a Chicana feminist homepage supported by Susana Gallardo, offers short biographies of Chicanas, Chicana poetry and literature, cultural resources, academic resources, otras chicanas on the 'net, and more.
Media Resource Center (MRC) is the UC Berkeley library's primary collection of materials in electronic non-print (audio and visual) formats on Hispanic topics, with reviews of a huge alphabetized list of films.