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The Walking Samoans
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — The Walking Samoans is a fitness initiative spreading across the Auckland region with aims to help improve the health and wellbeing of Samoan communities. Local boards are supporting these groups as needed, often in the form of grants towards uniforms and sports shoes.  ...
Samoa’s Tila Mealoi eyes the try line
Samoa’s Tila Mealoi eyes the try line as England’s Tom Bowen prepares to tackle him.  Mealoi scored the winning try on this play in the quarter final game of the World Rugby HSBC Sevens in Hong Kong on Sunday, April 7, 2019.  Final score Samoa 14, England 12.  Samoa will face France in the semi-...
Lennard and Lance at Charles Morse's grave
New York, NY —  In 1979 Lennard Davis's Uncle Abie told him he had a secret - but he said he couldn't reveal it while Lennard's father, Morris, was alive. When he died, two years later, Lennard reminded Abie about the secret, and asked if he could now be told. Initially, Uncle Abie was reluctant -...
Samoa fan at Hong Kong Sevens
The few Samoan fans who made it to Hong Kong showed flair but were outnumbered by Fijians attending in the thousands, at HSBC Hong Kong 7s at Hong Kong Stadium. The Springbok Sevens team topped their Pool with a 21-7 win over the Manu Samoa on Saturday (Hong Kong time).  Today,  the South Africans...
A scene from new Hobbs & Show movie.
HOLLYWOOD — For years, Hollywood has been making slow and steady progress in embracing other cultures on the big screen. For decades, many of our heroes on the big screen only reflected a certain chunk of the American demographic, and as we become more diverse, it’s been nice to see changes to the...
Aua's Paepaeulupoo fautasi crew
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Those wanting to know more about the unique cultural tradition of fautasi racing are invited to attend the first ever Fautasi Heritage Symposium, scheduled for April 10-12, 2019 at the Tauese P.F. Sunia Ocean Center. The three-day public symposium, according to event...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Representatives from Missouri Valley College in the United States visited American Samoa as part of a sports recruitment drive. The group, hosted by non-profit organisation the Pacific Island Foundation, visited high schools and the community college in the Pacific...
Dwayne Johnson
Hollywood, CALIFORNIA — The Hollywood star and former WWE champion responded to a social media debate between wrestling fans regarding his ethnicity and how he was portrayed on screen, with one arguing that Johnson - whose father Rocky was Black Canadian and whose mother Ata came from a Samoan...
Aquaman movie star, Jason Momoa at Canada 7s
Aquaman movie star, Jason Momoa, excites the crowd as he jumps up to cheer his favorite rugby 7s team, the New Zealand All Blacks, during Day 2 of Canada 7s, BC Place, Vancouver, Canada.  The All Blacks were defeated in Day 1 by Spain 26-24 — in one of the biggest upsets in the Canada 7s, which saw...
American Samoa Special Olymipians in Abu Dhabi, Arab Emirates.
O se vaaiga i le fiafia fa'atasi mai o le tatou Aumalaga o le 'au ta'a'alo Fa'apitoa mo le Olimipeka Fa'apitoa o lo'o fa'atuataia i Dubai, Alapi. O le nofoaga lea o lo'o koleni ai i latou i Al-Ain, Abu Dhabi, Arab Emirates. [ata: foa'i]

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