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Raising awareness and eliminating the stigma of Mental Health

By Tyra Knox Unite Contributing Writer Springfield, MO—May is Mental Health Month. I feel however, any month is a good month to learn more about an illness that cripples so many of us every day. Even though the ribbon color for Mental Health Awareness Month is green, mental illness comes in every color of creation. […]

Protecting Your Assets With Revocable Trusts

By Sativa Boatman-Sloan Attorney At Law Springfield, MO— by Sativa Boatman-Sloan, Attorney at Law How do you avoid probate, yet put someone “in charge” of your assets upon death so they are distributed to members of your family, friends, and/or charities based on your wishes? Create a Trust! A revocable living trust is a sound […]

The Great Chicken Sandwich War of 2019

But I have to admit I was slightly late to the party for the sandwich war. I started reading bits and pieces of a throw down between Chick-Fil-A and Popeyes but didn’t fully catch on until it was full scale on. Some of the social media pictures and comments were priceless and yes unbelievable and […]

SPD Addresses Racial Disparities in Traffic Stops

Provided by Springfield , MO Police Department Springfield,MO—Recent media coverage highlights findings from the Missouri Attorney General’s yearly Vehicle Stops Report that shows that black drivers around the state are more likely to be stopped by police. At the Springfield Police Department (SPD), we are aware the disparity also exists within our department. “I understand […]

Taste of Tlaquepaque brings Mexican talent to Springfield

Springfield, MO— Springfield Sister Cities Association proudly presents Taste of Tlaquepaque: Viva Jalisco on Friday, October 11, 2019 from 7-10 p.m. at historic Firehouse No. 2, 101 E. Commercial St., Springfield, Mo. The event features talent from Springfield’s sister city of Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, Mexico, and raises funds for cultural programs that promote “Peace through People.” […]

Art of Independence

by Tyra Knox Unite Contributing Writer Springfield, MO— The Springfield Art Museum currently has an exhibition going on through November 10th, titled “Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence”. This traveling exhibition presents a spectacular overview of a new form of bead art, the ndwango (“cloth”), developed by a community of women living and […]