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A Guide to Self-Love for Mental and Spiritual Health

By Melesha Bailey, UniteNews Contributing Writer In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it’s easy to lose sight of our most important relationship – the one with ourselves. In pursuing success, happiness, and validation, we often neglect the foundation of our well-being: self-love. Cultivating a deep sense of love and appreciation for ourselves is […]

Why Diversity in Clinical Research Matters

By Lindsay Todd, UniteNews Contributing Writer A Healthier Future for Everyone A complex interplay of genetics, environment, and lifestyle shapes our health. This means how our bodies respond to medication and treatment can vary significantly depending on our unique backgrounds. Clinical trials are the cornerstone of medical advancement, propelling medical knowledge forward, fostering new therapeutic […]

Dr. Kimberly Berry selected to serve as a cultural coach for the Missouri Conf. of the United Methodist Church

Springfield, MO—The Missouri Annual Conference recently trained 12 clergy and laity as culture coaches who will be deployed in 2024 to walk alongside local churches interested in learning about multicultural leadership, cross-cultural connection and healing justice. Among those named as Missouri Conference culture coaches was Dr. Kimberly Berry. The culture coaches were selected from over […]

​​Black History: The Journey Continues

by Gwen Marshall, UniteNews Contributing Writer Every February, people in the United States celebrate the achievements and history of African Americans as part of Black History Month. Black History Month honors all Black people from all periods of U.S. history, from the early 17th century to African Americans living in the United States today. In […]

Access resources and say yes to starting your business in 2024

By Nicki Donnelson UniteNews Contributing Writer Selecting a word of the year can be a way to incorporate New Year’s resolutions into your life with more mindfulness and intention. It’s also a way to focus your efforts and clarify decision-making and prioritization. Can we propose a word for you? Let’s make Start the word of […]

The Literary Calm Chat Club

Written by: Whitney Mosley, Education Manager, History Museum On The Square In 1928, a group of women, many of whom were current or former educators at Springfield’s Lincoln School, formed the Literary Calm Chat Club to support education, literacy, and the arts in the Black community. The educators at Lincoln School were known for their […]

Bookmark Contest and Celebrating Black Brilliance Storytime at the Library

Our 25th Annual Design-a-Bookmark Contest! Contest Starts February 1 • Deadline for Entries March 15 Since 1999, the library has been asking youth to share original designs that promote and inspire literacy, and we have received thousands of amazing submissions over the years. To honor all of the talented participants, the 2024 Design-A-Bookmark Contest will […]

Unlearning Silence in the Workplace: How to Speak Up at Work

It’s happened to the best of us. You’re in a meeting—perhaps learning about a new company initiative or listening to a boss who wasn’t happy with your team’s performance—and you have something to say, but then you just… don’t. Because, after all, you want to keep your job, or you are worried it will come […]

Travel Guru Rick Steves On the Value of Culture Shock

If you want to plan a trip to Europe, then Rick Steves is your go-to guide. There’s no shortage of ways to learn about his travel tips—from guidebooks to television shows to podcasts… well, you get the idea. Who is Rick Steves? Even though Steves is now the expert on European travel with a multimillion […]