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Anthony Tolliver inducted into MO Sports Hall of Fame

Missouri, MO—On February 4, the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame ushered in its Class of 2024, and it featured a National Basketball Association player named Anthony Tolliver. A graduate of Kickapoo High School in 2003, Tolliver contributed significantly to the Chiefs’ success, helping them secure the 2003 Class 5 state championship, achieve a remarkable 30-1 […]

What is a Deep Fake?



by Heather Noggle, UniteNews Staff Writer You have to read this one. It’s about our future and why we must figure out how to secure it – addressing the digital threats of today and tomorrow. In early February of this year a Hong Kong worker fell for the scam of the decade. He could have […]

Three were honored at the 10th Annual MBA Heritage Awards Banquet

Missouri, MO—Last month the Multicultural Business Association along with their partner the Community Partnership of the Ozarks held their 10th Annual Heritage Awards Banquet at the Barley House at Moon Town Crossing. Due to unforeseen circumstances, scheduled guest speakers were unable to attend. However, John Farmer De La Torre stepped in as Keynote speaker for […]

Branford Marsalis & MoJo perform at the 2024 Gillioz Jazz Festival

Missouri, MO—On April 6, 2024, Branford Marsalis takes the stage of the historic Gillioz Theatre as the headlining artist of the 2024 Gillioz Jazz Festival. He will share the stage with the Missouri Jazz Orchestra (MOJO). New Orleans-born Branford Marsalis is an award-winning saxophonist, band leader, featured classical soloist, and a film and Broadway composer. […]

Voters will determine the direction of Springfield Public School board

By Samuel Knox, UniteNews Staff Writer   On April 2, Springfield voters will have the opportunity to choose three new school board members, with seven candidates competing for the available seats, including three incumbents seeking re-election. Currently, six out of seven board members are in their first three-year term. The history of the board reflects […]

Social Security: It’s Past & Future

By Mahailia Boyd, UniteNews Contributing Writer Social Security has a long and evolving history. The program began with the Social Security Act of 1935. The Act was signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as a response to the economic challenges of the Great Depression. It was an attempt to limit unforeseen or unprepared […]

Postvention – A Silent Epidemic

By Tracy Oeser, MSPsy, UniteNews Guest Writer In 2021, the CDC reported 48,183 suicide deaths. Provisional data for 2022 indicates 49,449 people also died by suicide. With either year, we anticipate numbers could actually be higher because some suicide deaths have historically been misclassified as overdoses, homicides, and undetermined deaths. In the wake of these […]

Bridging the Gap: Addressing Black Maternal Health Disparities

By Melesha Bailey, UniteNews Contributing Writer The happiness that comes with motherhood is immeasurable. However, the path to becoming a mother is different for everyone. The United States still faces significant issues when it comes to black maternal health disparities. This issue exposes differences in pregnancy outcomes among black women. The intersection of race and […]

Can Gene Editing Technology Detect Aggressive Kidney Cancer?

Why do some forms of kidney cancer become more aggressive? That is the focus of recent research at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Luigi Perrelli, MD, PhD. and Giannnicola Genovese, MD, PhD led the study. Their findings were published last summer in Nature Cancer. The team used CRISPR (the same technology used […]

Spring Board Meeting of the MBSC at Washington Avenue Baptist Church

The Spring Board Meeting of the Missionary Baptist State Convention of Missouri will be hosted again by Washington Avenue Baptist Church, 1722 N National, March 11-13, 2024. There will be a Musical Program on Monday, March 11 at 7 pm at Washington Ave Church. The Education Scholarship Luncheon is March 12, at noon at Missouri […]