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Unite Publisher is a finalist for Ozzie

Springfield, MO—Samuel Knox, president of Unite of SWMO, Inc. has been nominated and chosen as one of three finalists for the Arts Ambassador Award given by The Springfield Regional Arts Council. This award highlights an individual or team that has taken an active role in building a sustainable and thriving ecosystem for the arts in […]

Navigating the World of Health Insurance

by Maria Ramsdell UniteNews Contributing Writer   Springfield, MO—Navigating the world of health insurance can be a daunting task. Insurance brokers are licensed with multiple insurance carriers and can help take the confusion out of finding a health plan. I have detailed conversations with clients to find plans that fit their needs and budget. I […]

A Roadmap to Eradicating Credit-Card Debt

by Mahalia Boyd, UniteNews Contributing Writer   Springfield, MO—Credit cards are one of the most common financial products in our country, providing the bulk of short-term credit for families. Interest rates on credit cards have risen substantially. According to a recent article on the consumerfinance.gov website, the average interest rates are going well over 20%. […]

Back-To-School Study Tips

by Gwen Marshall, UniteNews Contributing Writer   Springfield, MO—The back-to-school season is in full swing, and adjusting to a new academic year after a summer of sunshine and fun can be tough. But, now it is time to get down to the business of managing classes, family, in some cases a work schedule, social life, […]

“The Males Place” In Charlotte Helps Mentor Boys Through Agriculture

A nonprofit group in Charlotte, N.C., employs a different approach to mentor Black boys from 12 to 18 years old. According to WFAE, The Males Place, founded by Baba Reggie Singleton, empowers young boys by teaching them the skills that can assist them in helping their communities through agriculture. They are also taught the basic […]

Beyond the Package: The Perils of Processed Foods

by Melesha Bailey, UniteNews Contributing Writer   Springfield, MO— Processed or convenience foods have become a significant part of our diets and are prevalent in today’s culture. Processed foods are easy and quick to prepare, making them convenient for busy people and families. In our fast-paced world, convenience is often chosen over healthy food options. […]

Black Travelers and Businesses on Route 66

By Joan Hampton-Porter, Curator, History Museum on the Square The experience of traveling Route 66 was not the same for all Americans. Black travelers during the time of segregation had additional challenges beyond breakdowns, running out of gas, road conditions, getting lost, and the weather. Some businesses would not serve Black Americans, so the traveling […]

APT. Another cybersecurity acronym. It means Advanced Persistent Threat

by Heather Noggle UniteNews Contributing Writer   Springfield, MO—APTs are often other countries’ governments and organized cybercrime. If the thought of cybersecurity leaves you scared, these groups are why. “Significant resources” – “sophisticated levels of expertise” – this is what NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) has to say about APT groups. What do […]

Springfield NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet and Call for Nominations

by Jase Vorel UniteNews Contributing Writer   Our local chapter of the NAACP will host its annual Freedom Fund Banquet on October 28th, in the Doubletree Hotel on Glenstone. This year’s banquet will feature Dwayne Proctor, Ph.D., as keynote speaker. “It’s been a wonderful turnout since COVID restrictions have been lifted,” Says Kai Sutton, current […]