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Movie Review: “The Free State of Jones”

By Lyle Foster Unite Contributing Writer Ok….I admit it…..I am a sucker for the slave era Civil War type story.  This period of our nation’s history was so volatile and for people of color such a difficult pivotal era.  The piece that almost floors me is that even still there are so many stories that […]

MSU/SBTDC Announces New Director

Springfield, Missouri — Chrystal Irons is the new director of the Small Business & Technology Development Center (SBTDC) at Missouri State University, effective May 25, 2016.  She replaces Rayanna Anderson whose retirement was effective June 3, 2016, after 25 years of service.  Irons is responsible for coordinating the resources of the federal, state and local […]

Black History Summer Academy Adds “Ariya” To Empower Young Women

by Gwen Marshall, SPS Diversity & Inclusion Specialist Springfield,MO—The Bridge Builders organization along with the help of the Springfield Community has completed another successful Black History Summer Academy! This year, there were 134 registered students and a nightly average attendance of 101 people. For the first time, we added a rites of passage “Ariya” (celebration) for […]