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Free Video Series to Upgrade Your Online Skills

by Heather Noggle Springfield, MO— If this is my first article you’ve read, you may not know I have a passion for secure online behavior. For everyone. I spent December of 2022 building a video series you can find on my website ( or on YouTube by searching “Heather Noggle”. It’s all about simple things […]

Big George Foreman Movie in April

The upcoming film, Big George Foreman, is set to debut later this month and tells the story of the famous boxer’s remarkable journey from heavyweight champion to preacher and back to heavyweight champion once again. The film highlights Foreman’s two-decades-long break between winning two heavyweight titles, one in 1973 and the other against Muhammad Ali […]

How a Black woman gospel singer helped pioneer rock ‘n’ roll

American singer Sister Rosetta Tharpe performing on stage with her guitar and Chris Barber’s Jazz Band, in Cardiff, Wales, in November 1957. (Photo by Chris Ware/Keystone Features/Getty Images) Journalist Cheryl Wills’ new book “Isn’t Her Grace Amazing!” details the untold stories of Black women gospel singers overlooked by the history books. When you think of […]

Springtime + Senior Communities = Incentives

by Jacqueline Jadidian, UniteNews Contributing Writer Springfield, MO— The birds are chirping, the sun is out, trees are blooming, the temperature is getting warmer, and senior living communities are wanting to increase their census. If you have been debating whether to begin looking at senior living options, springtime is one of the best seasons to […]

Savvy Smart Grocery Shopping

by Melesha Bailey, UniteNews Contributing Writer Springfield, MO— Everyone eats. Whether you eat out or cook, eventually, you have to brave the aisles of a grocery store, and with the price of food these days, it can be frustrating. Food prices have increased by 7.9% as prices fall, but not for food. It’s a pain […]

Your vote will determine key ballot issues on April 4

by Samuel Knox, UniteNews Staff Writer Springfield, MO—The City of Springfield will have three items on the April 4 municipal ballot. The first measure will ask Springfield voters whether to repeal the existing 5% tourist lodging tax and replace it with a licensing tax at the same 5% rate for hotels, motels, and tourist courts […]

Rosalyn Thomas… Calm, Resourceful and Impactful

by Darline Mabins UniteNews Contributing Writer Springfield, MO— When describing Rosalyn Thomas my thoughts would be, that she is like a steady stream. Calm, resourceful, and continuous flow of water that seems uncomplicated on the surface. But when you look closer, you are able to see the impact, and imprint that is left behind from […]

US Cellular Announces Winners of Black History Month Art Contest

Springfield, MO— US Cellular announced the three winners of its 6th annual Black History Month Art Contest with Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield at a celebration at the club. Public voting for the finalists’ art was available online, and the winning artists were awarded gift cards in the following amounts: • Ayonna Cheek received […]

Helping Your Student Maintain A Positive Attitude

by Gwen Marshall, SPS Springfield, MO— As adults, we have learned that negative thinking is like a wall that closes us in, and keeps us from achieving our goals. It is the same way for our students, negative attitudes can hold them back from their true potential in the areas of learning, growing, and gaining […]

Support Crosstown Barbecue during the major construction on Division Street

Springfield, MO— Crosstown BBQ restaurant is an iconic establishment that has been serving delicious food to the people of Southwest Missouri, for over 50 years. However, the restaurant is facing a major challenge with construction work taking place on Division Street. The construction work on Division Street has made it difficult for customers to access […]