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Michael Jordan Is Now The Richest NBA Player Ever After Selling Hornets Franchise

After selling his majority stake in the Charlotte Hornets, NBA legend Michael Jordan’s net worth has reportedly skyrocketed to $3.5 billion. According to the Bloomberg Billionaire Index, that figure makes Jordan the richest NBA player in history. Black Enterprise reported that Jordan could pocket an estimated $2.7 billion from the deal to sell the Hornets […]

“A Guide to Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period”

by Mahalia Boyd, UniteNews Contributing Writer Springfield, MO— Assisting someone with Medicare benefits before turning 65 involves understanding the enrollment process, available coverage options, and important deadlines. Here’s a guide with general steps to help you navigate the Medicare enrollment process: Medicare has specific enrollment periods, and it’s essential to know when they apply to […]

Aging Healthy and Gracefully: A Holistic Approach

by Melesha Bailey, UniteNews Contributing Writer Springfield, MO— September is Healthy Aging Month, an annual observance to bring attention to growing older positively and encourage proactive steps to improve physical, mental, social, and financial well-being as we age. Healthy lifestyle choices and behaviors contribute to a better quality of life in older adults. Regular exercise, […]

Navigating College Scholarship Opportunities: A Guide for Springfield High School Students

Springfield, MO — As high school students set their sights on higher education, the journey can be financially daunting. However, there’s a myriad of scholarship opportunities available that can help ease the burden of tuition fees and other educational expenses. Here’s a comprehensive guide on how African-American students can effectively search for college scholarships: Start […]

Phishing: fraudulent practice of sending emails or other messages

by Heather Noggle UniteNews Contributing Writer If you catch a phish, will it feed you for a day? Maybe? It’s trying to steal something from you. Cybersecurity terms have English equivalents we can all relate to, so in this column, here are some common cybersecurity terms about the different types of fraud criminals are using […]

Springfield Art Museum Acquires Interactive Sculpture By Hank Willis Thomas

Springfield, MO.  – The Springfield Art Museum is pleased to announce the acquisition and installation of the interactive sculpture Ernest and Ruth by Hank Willis Thomas. Thomas is a prominent contemporary Black artist who uses photography, sculpture, and installation work to explore issues of identity, history, race, class, and popular culture. Thomas was born in New Jersey and […]

New location offers expanded space for entrepreneurs

by Nicki Donnelson, UniteNews Contributing Writer In recent years, traditional office jobs have changed. Some changes can be traced to improved technology and a globalized economy. Other changes came as COVID-19 forced companies to accommodate remote work. During this evolution, the demand for coworking space spiked at Missouri State University’s efactory (405 N. Jefferson), and […]

Winners of the 2023 Route 66 Talent Search Contest

Springfield, MO— Musicians, singers, dancers, comedians, baton twirlers, poets, magicians, and anyone else with a talent to share were invited to bring their skills to the Great Route 66 Talent Show at the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival. KY3 and the City of Springfield were proud to host the inaugural talent competition, which was free […]

COGIC recognizes Clark for her dedication and of support of the Department of Women

Springfield, MO—Last month Gertha Clark, Assistant Supervisor of the Women’s Department of the Church Of God In Christ received a plaque of recognition. Clark was recognized for her support and dedication to the Department of Women under the Missouri Western Second Jurisdiction. The plaque was presented by Sanctuary of Praise and authorized by Bishop John […]

What Does the TikTok Trend of De-influencing Mean for Your Brand?

In a TikTok from February, user @matchabuttercookie faces the camera to address her more than 27,000 followers. Her face is serious, and her voice is sincere. “OK, this is me jumping on the de-influencing train,” she begins, before listing some of the home goods and kitchen items—including Caraway pans and Urban Outfitters furniture—that she’s regretted […]