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SPS students honored at Annual MLK Celebration

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 18, students from five elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school will be honored for winning contests hosted in conjunction with Springfield’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration. Three SPS students will be recognized as winners of the annual Springfield Public Schools

Contrasting ‘Black Lives Matter’ with Past Protest Movements

BY WALTER HUDSON DECEMBER 28, 2015 “Black Lives Matter” protesters and their sympathizers suffer from delusions of grandeur, often comparing their “struggle” on the streets of modern cities to the protest movements of the past. One BLM supporter, Dan Thomas-Cummins, recently responded to my call for the prosecution of the

Movie Review: “Hot Movies For 2016”

By Lyle Foster, Unite Contributing Writer The holiday season is always rich in movie opportunities and this year is no exception. One of the great things about this time of year is that there are a variety of choices so regardless of your movie style there should be something for

Are Black Women Avoiding Exercise To Maintain Hairstyles?

(Reuters Health) – A number of obstacles may stand between a person and exercise, and hairstyles may be one of them for African-American women, according to a new study. Researchers found about two of every five African-American women said they avoid exercise because of concerns about their hair, and researchers

Enriching Multi- Cultural Programs At The Library

The Library has welcomed a variety of enriching multicultural programs in recent years, including the 2014 Changing America series with scholars and the Brown sisters of Brown v. Board of Education, and the recent Latino Americans series. In February we again invite the public to learn more about the culture

Teaching youth about HIV/AIDS Awareness

By Beaunea McNeil, Unite Contributing Writer Since the early 1980s, the world has been plagued with a disease that seemingly came out of nowhere. The disease has killed millions but as time passes, it is obvious that it is more containable than it once was. The disease is no longer

Expose your business and meet new customers

By Bon Tindle, Unite Contributing Writer The 19th Annual Springfield Multicultural Festival will be held January 18, 2016 at Juanita K. Hammons Hall. The event will last from noon until 4:00 p.m. This event is presented by Unite of Southwest Missouri. The festival will host over fifty exhibitors and performers

Movie Review: Holiday Movies

By Lyle Foster, Unite Contributing Writer The battle at the box office goes in full mode for the Christmas season.  There is enough for everyone of all tastes and while there is the ultimate blockbuster on tap for the middle of the month there are plenty of others that won’t

Wasn’t Always This Way: Walter Williams

By Walter Williams, Guest Columnist Academics and public intellectuals, who should know better, attempt to explain the highly visible and publicized pathology witnessed in cities such as Baltimore, Detroit, Chicago, Ferguson and others as a legacy of slavery. The argument is made that the problems encountered by many black Americans

SPS students honored at Annual MLK Celebration

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 18, students from five elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school will be honored for winning contests hosted in conjunction with Springfield’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration. Three SPS students will be recognized as winners of the annual Springfield Public Schools

Contrasting ‘Black Lives Matter’ with Past Protest Movements

BY WALTER HUDSON DECEMBER 28, 2015 “Black Lives Matter” protesters and their sympathizers suffer from delusions of grandeur, often comparing their “struggle” on the streets of modern cities to the protest movements of the past. One BLM supporter, Dan Thomas-Cummins, recently responded to my call for the prosecution of the

Movie Review: “Hot Movies For 2016”

By Lyle Foster, Unite Contributing Writer The holiday season is always rich in movie opportunities and this year is no exception. One of the great things about this time of year is that there are a variety of choices so regardless of your movie style there should be something for

Are Black Women Avoiding Exercise To Maintain Hairstyles?

(Reuters Health) – A number of obstacles may stand between a person and exercise, and hairstyles may be one of them for African-American women, according to a new study. Researchers found about two of every five African-American women said they avoid exercise because of concerns about their hair, and researchers

Enriching Multi- Cultural Programs At The Library

The Library has welcomed a variety of enriching multicultural programs in recent years, including the 2014 Changing America series with scholars and the Brown sisters of Brown v. Board of Education, and the recent Latino Americans series. In February we again invite the public to learn more about the culture

Teaching youth about HIV/AIDS Awareness

By Beaunea McNeil, Unite Contributing Writer Since the early 1980s, the world has been plagued with a disease that seemingly came out of nowhere. The disease has killed millions but as time passes, it is obvious that it is more containable than it once was. The disease is no longer

Expose your business and meet new customers

By Bon Tindle, Unite Contributing Writer The 19th Annual Springfield Multicultural Festival will be held January 18, 2016 at Juanita K. Hammons Hall. The event will last from noon until 4:00 p.m. This event is presented by Unite of Southwest Missouri. The festival will host over fifty exhibitors and performers

Movie Review: Holiday Movies

By Lyle Foster, Unite Contributing Writer The battle at the box office goes in full mode for the Christmas season.  There is enough for everyone of all tastes and while there is the ultimate blockbuster on tap for the middle of the month there are plenty of others that won’t

Wasn’t Always This Way: Walter Williams

By Walter Williams, Guest Columnist Academics and public intellectuals, who should know better, attempt to explain the highly visible and publicized pathology witnessed in cities such as Baltimore, Detroit, Chicago, Ferguson and others as a legacy of slavery. The argument is made that the problems encountered by many black Americans