Community resources to create a system that helps move people to prosperity

by Francine Pratt, Unite Contributing Writer Springfield MO— Prosper Springfield builds relationships and aligns community resources to create a system that helps move people to prosperity. Every month, we will provide the community with information about resources and services available in Springfield. This month we feature the new Change 1,000 Skills Academy. Change 1,000 is a […]

8 Daily Habits to Build Your Mental Strength

by Casey Imafidon, Success Magazine Mentally strong people seek strength and fortitude by building themselves up every day.   One of the determinants for success and leadership is mental strength. To be a peak performer and attain excellence in any field, you need desire, effort and discipline. This goes beyond acting tough; you have to be willing […]

Movie Review: “I Am Not Your Negro”

Springfield, MO—I had the honor to see this at the True/False film festival in Columbia and again at the Moxie in good old Springfield.  The simplest way that I can describe it is to share that after the Springfield screening a white woman approached me and said “We have made such a mess of things”…and […]

Intentional Inclusion Was The Topic At The 7th Annual MIB Awards Banquet

Springfield, MO— The 7th annual Minorities In Business Heritage Award Ceremony was held March 16th at the Doubletree Hotel. There were about 160 in attendance. A formal dinner was served, while smooth jazz music was performed by The Arthur Duncan Trio who set an elegant mood for the evening. Executive Director, Samuel Knox welcomed the […]

Springfield NAACP collaborates with Unite News Publication to help local families

Springfield, MO— Cheryl Clay, President, NAACP Springfield Branch, and Samuel Knox, Co-founder and Managing Editor of Unite News Publication, are pleased to announce their new partnership, the “Be A Jewel” campaign, a corporate fundraising opportunity designed to assist the underserved in our community, with an emphasis on grandparents raising their grandchildren. The public is invited […]

The Black Community and Crime

Walter E. Williams, Jan 11, 2017 The FBI reported that the total number of homicides in 2015 was 15,696. Blacks were about 52 percent of homicide victims. That means about 8,100 black lives were ended violently, and over 90 percent of the time, the perpetrator was another black. Listening to the news media and the […]

$20,000 Needed to build fence around Lincoln Cemetery

Springfield, MO— The Lincoln cemetery was established in 1919 and more than 1,200 people are laid to rest there. It was listed as a historical site by the City of Springfield in 2006. Historically this cemetery was the only cemetery were African Americans could be buried during the days of segregation. The cemetery is maintained […]