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Unlock Your Potential: Apply for the 2024 NAACP Youth Scholarship

Springfield, MO—Are you a graduating minority high school student with big dreams and a passion for change? The NAACP is excited to announce the 2024 NAACP Youth Scholarship, an incredible opportunity designed to empower the next generation of leaders through education. In addition, we are proud to introduce the Jacquelin Waugh Foster 2024 Scholarship, in […]

Utilizing local resources to grow businesses

By Nicki Donnelson When efactory opened 10 years ago, it started as an incubator space and a place for small businesses to grow. At that point, we never envisioned how much growth we could have in the next decade. By physically expanding into additional locations and adding new services and missions, we now serve small, […]

Duan Gavel and Johnny McNeil selected as Springfield Business Journal’s 2024 Men of the Year

By Charlotte Hardin UniteNews Contributing Writer The Springfield Business Journal recently announced the 2024 Class of Men of the Year honorees. This award recognizes the personal, professional, philanthropic, civic, and cultural contributions and achievements of 20 businessmen throughout the Springfield area. Congratulations to Mr. Duan Gavel, employed by City Utilities of Springfield and creator of […]

Ride E-Way in style this summer!

By Jase Orion UniteNews Contributing Writer Springfield’s premier micro mobility providers have expanded their fleet, and have made great strides in their service’s convenience since arriving on the scene in 2021. On June 13, 2022, Springfield City Council approved new rules for electric scooter rentals. Implementing micro-mobility device rules that create an outline to prevent […]

Building a Solid Financial House

By Mahalia Boyd, UniteNews Staff Writer Building a strong financial house involves understanding your financial status, creating an emergency fund, reducing debt, investing wisely, regular review and adjustments, legal considerations, retirement planning, and estate planning, which is a crucial and timely topic in today’s economic landscape. We’ll explore strategies and considerations for any generation to […]

Quantum Computing Displacing AI as Technical Focus

By Heather Noggle, UniteNews Staff Writer AI’s been in ads and the news for the last few years. ChatGPT’s wide release in late 2022 meant we could play with AI in human, conversational ways.  The big buzz in the tech scene is now about quantum computing, which will enable machines to undertake considerably faster and […]

National Minority Health Month: A Message from Director of OMH

By Felicia Collins, M.D., M.P.H. UniteNews Guest Writer April 1 marked the start of National Minority Health Month. This year’s theme is Better Health Through Better Understanding, which focuses on improving health outcomes by providing racial and ethnic minority and American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities with culturally and linguistically competent healthcare services, information, and resources. […]

Navigating the Plant-Based Diet

By Melesha Bailey, UniteNews Contributing Writer In recent years, there has been a growing trend toward adopting plant-based diets, with more people exploring a lifestyle centered around fruits, vegetables, grains, and legumes. A plant-based diet has many benefits. It is essential to weigh both the advantages and potential downsides. Let’s explore the pros and cons […]

The Link Between Family History and Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes can run in the family, but it doesn’t have to. If you have an immediate family member (parent or sibling) with diabetes, you are more likely to get diabetes or prediabetes. Family history is just one of the many risk factors for type 2 diabetes. A family history of diabetes is usually […]

Top SPS seniors from each high school were honored for their exceptional GPA at ROSE Banquet

Springfield, MO—Springfield Public Schools honored fifty-seven members of the Class of 2024 at the 39th Annual ROSE Banquet at the MSU Plaster Student Union Ballroom on April 21, 2024. ROSE stands for Recognition of Scholastic Excellence. UniteNews Publication recognizes and congratulate four African American students standouts who were named among these top scholars. Zorian Josian […]