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Linking Samoans

Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Everything that’s rousing and distressing about block-and-tackle football is encompassed in “Tropic of Football,” Rob Ruck’s illuminating chronicle of the Samoan presence in the American mainland’s most dominant sport. It’s inspiring, on the one hand, how passion for the...
scene of the crash
Kalama, WASHINGTON — Troopers say the SUV carrying a family of 6 — 3 adults and 3 children — was traveling northbound on I-5 when it left the roadway and rolled over. At least 5 people were ejected from the vehicle. Troopers believe that they were not wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash. The...
Artist and signage Specialist Pomare Amosa with one of the caskets he has decorated
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — It was at the funeral of his own mother that inspired an artist's idea to create something special for others - cultural-inspired designs on funeral caskets. Pomare F Uelese Amosa, a sign-writer in Auckland, travelled to Samoa two years ago to farewell his mother, Fa'alua...
Sili Savusa
Seattle, WASHINGTON — Sili Savusa is the Executive Director of Seattle, Washington’s White Center Community Development Association, and a Samoan community leader in the Northwest. As a Samoan woman in position of leadership in her community, she proudly represents and advocates for those whose...
Cal Bears football player Chris Fatilua
Berkeley, CALIFORNIA —  The College Football Assistance Fund (CFAF) announced last week that a grant of $10,000.00 will be awarded to Cal Bears football player Chris Fatilua to help with medical and non-medical costs while undergoing rehab for a spinal cord injury. Fatilua, one of the nation’s top...
Denver Bronco’s Domata Peko (left) and his wife Ann
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Denver Bronco’s Domata Peko (left) and his wife Anna on Thursday, July 5 made a $500,000 donation to build the Domata & Anna Medical Hope Building, part of the proposed new Mission of Hope Community Health Center to be located on ASG land in Tafuna, across the street...
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -Ever wanted to meet Hawaii star Marcus Mariota? Here's your chance. This weekend, Mariota will be meeting fans at four Walmart stores across Oahu. The hometown hero football quarterback is back home for a short time before heading back to the mainland to train for the...
Balclutha,, NEW ZEALAND — Samoa workers employed by the Silverfern Meat Processing Plant in Balclutha, New Zealand hosted Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Dr. Sailele Malielegaoi and his delegation while in Dunedin at the invitation from the University of Otago earlier this month. Balclutha is...
Norman, OKLAHOMA — The National Fastpitch Coaches Association announced recently during the NCAA Championship Banquet that University of Oklahoma player Jocelyn Alo is the NFCA Freshman of the Year. Alo's power has caught the eye of many during her first college season. Currently, she leads the...
Honolulu, HAWAII — The DJI Spark is a wonderful low cost family drone that will preserve magic moments and save you plentee tala.   Originally at $499, the price has dropped dramatically to a much happier $399. The Spark’s distance range is not like Phantom 4 Pro, Mavic Pro, or the DJI’s latest...

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