Natural or Relaxed: A local conversation about the Natural Hair Movement

by Beaunea McNeil, Unite Contributing Writer Look around. If you are in a public setting, how many afros do you see? Maybe one? Maybe two? Three? Becoming the norm for many Black Americans, the love for kinky and tightly coiled hair continues to grow in all forms of life. Embracing these roots, blacks of all […]

Movie Review: “Straight Outta Compton”

by Lyle Foster, Unite Contributing Writer Well, I don’t know where to start! I almost want to start with a few exclamations but I am going to try to stay calm.  I had to go see this movie because the Unite audience needs to know about it.  Early reports about security searches and police sitting […]

2015 Greater Ozarks Blues Festival

  Springfield, MO—The Blues Society of the Ozarks (BSO) and the American Legion Vietnam War Memorial Post 639 present the Greater Ozarks Blues Festival Friday, September 11 and Saturday, September 12, 2015. The nine-band (including three headliners) festival will be held at the American Legion Vietnam War Memorial Post 639, 2660 South Scenic. Opening the […]

On Two Fronts: Latinos and Vietnam on PBS

On Two Fronts: Latinos and Vietnam on PBS 9 p.m. Tuesday, September 22 Examine the Latino experience during a war that placed its heaviest burden on working-class youth and their communities. Framing the documentary are memoirs of two siblings, Everett and Delia Alvarez, who stood on opposite sides of the Vietnam War, one as a […]