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UniteNews, a publication established and managed by Unite of Southwest Missouri, Inc., a Missouri-based 501(c)3 non-profit, embodies a rich history. Serving as a reliable monthly source of news and information, its primary focus is directed toward African American and multi-racial families residing within the Southwest Missouri community.

In the year 1988, the inception of UniteNews came to fruition, ignited by the proactive minds of Co-Founders Mark Dixon and Samuel Knox. Their fundamental concept was simple yet impactful: to furnish their readers with timely updates and informational news that held relevance, whether directly or indirectly, for the local multiracial community.

UniteNews takes its lens to local, regional, and national affairs, highlighting narratives that bridge connections, instill inspiration, and foster empowerment. This family-oriented publication caters to a diverse readership spanning all generations, encompassing children and senior adults alike.

At its core, UniteNews is on a mission to cultivate understanding and reverence for the talents, resources, and opportunities within the African American community. This mission is tangibly realized through the publication of the monthly UniteNews as well as the annual orchestration of the Springfield Multicultural Festival. 

Beyond these endeavors, Unite of Southwest Missouri, Inc. actively participates in various collaborative initiatives aimed at nurturing familial bonds and propelling economic advancement within the Springfield locale.