About

Connecting Community

The Unite Publication is a monthly news and informational resource targeting African American and multi-racial families living in our Southwest Missouri community. In 1988, the Unite Publication was conceived and launched. Co-Founders Mark Dixon and Samuel Knox took action on a simple idea to provide their readers with timely news and informational resources that directly or indirectly had an impact on their local multiracial community. The Unite Publication focuses on local, regional and national issues, featuring stories that connect, inspire and empower. Unite is a family-friendly publication intended to appeal to wide spectrum of readers including children and seniors adults. Our mission is to promote a broader understanding and appreciation of the ethnically diverse talent and community resources and opportunities available in the Springfield/Greene County area. We accomplished this mission through our efforts publishing the monthly Unite News Publication and the annual organizing of the Springfield Multicultural Festival. Our organization is also involved with a number of other community building collaboratives that promote the family and economic development activities in the Springfield area. We are a 501(c)3, Missouri non-profit organization. Financial contributions can be tax-deductible.