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Chicago Smerqs – Chicago Style
Barbecue: a little jerk & smoked

by Darline MabinsUnite Contributing Writer Springfield, MO— April showers bring May flowers and hopefully a visit from your families to our restaurant for this month; Chicago Smerqs. When most people think about popular foods of Chicago, deep-dish pizza is usually the first thing to come to mind. While it is

A Word to Our
Students on Finishing Strong

By Gwen MarshallUnite News Contributing Writer Springfield, MO—Spring Break is over and we are entering the home stretch for this school year.  This is the busiest yet the most exciting time of year for many students.  Just knowing that summer and graduation for some is almost here can be a

The Milly Project Wins Two New York International Film Awards

by Emily ZimmermanUnite Guest Writer Springfield, MO—The Milly Project has placed as a winner in two categories and a finalist in one at the New York International Film Awards.Nearly two centuries have passed since Milly Sawyers was first known. While a lot about her still remains a mystery, archivists, journalists,

Passing the Torch: Q&A with John Oke-Thomas

by Logan AguirreReprinted with permission fromBiz 417 Magazine Jan 2022 Logan Aguirre: We’ve had a few “firsts” in the last couple of years for Chamber Chairmen. Robin Robeson and I were the first back-to-back female Chairmen, and you will be our first African American Chairman. Tell me about the significance

Sculptor Edmonia Lewis Is on USPS’ New Black Heritage Stamp

USPS—The United States Postal Service is honoring the contributions of late pioneering sculptor Edmonia Lewis.The 45th stamp in the Black Heritage series honors Edmonia Lewis, the first African American and Native American sculptor to earn international recognition. The stamp art is a casein-paint portrait based on a photograph of Lewis

Research, Rethink and Reimagine Black History

Equipping teachers to Research, Rethink and Reimagine how they teach African American Studies. Springfield, MO— Timmons Hall will host the Newark, New Jersey high school principal Akbar Cook, Sr. as part of its Black History Month programming in February. Cook is the keynote speaker in the Freedom Classroom 101 Workshop

Diverse cast rocks production at Springfield Little Theatre

Imari Stout is shown in the photo as Cinderella Springfield, MO—There’s a photo of a little Imari nestled on Cinderella’s lap, watching Cinderella sign her program. The photo was taken in 1998, when Stout was a 5-year-old who spent a lot of time at the Landers Theatre watching her brother

Who’s ready for authentic Jamaican Patties & Cuisine

Du’Sean Howard is shown in the photo Springfield, MO— Du’Sean Howard, owner of Jamaican Patty Co in Springfield is excited about the future. The Kingston Jamaica native made his journey to our city only after he first made his way to North America via Canada. He settled there with his

Chicago Smerqs – Chicago Style
Barbecue: a little jerk & smoked

by Darline MabinsUnite Contributing Writer Springfield, MO— April showers bring May flowers and hopefully a visit from your families to our restaurant for this month; Chicago Smerqs. When most people think about popular foods of Chicago, deep-dish pizza is usually the first thing to come to mind. While it is

A Word to Our
Students on Finishing Strong

By Gwen MarshallUnite News Contributing Writer Springfield, MO—Spring Break is over and we are entering the home stretch for this school year.  This is the busiest yet the most exciting time of year for many students.  Just knowing that summer and graduation for some is almost here can be a

The Milly Project Wins Two New York International Film Awards

by Emily ZimmermanUnite Guest Writer Springfield, MO—The Milly Project has placed as a winner in two categories and a finalist in one at the New York International Film Awards.Nearly two centuries have passed since Milly Sawyers was first known. While a lot about her still remains a mystery, archivists, journalists,

Passing the Torch: Q&A with John Oke-Thomas

by Logan AguirreReprinted with permission fromBiz 417 Magazine Jan 2022 Logan Aguirre: We’ve had a few “firsts” in the last couple of years for Chamber Chairmen. Robin Robeson and I were the first back-to-back female Chairmen, and you will be our first African American Chairman. Tell me about the significance

Sculptor Edmonia Lewis Is on USPS’ New Black Heritage Stamp

USPS—The United States Postal Service is honoring the contributions of late pioneering sculptor Edmonia Lewis.The 45th stamp in the Black Heritage series honors Edmonia Lewis, the first African American and Native American sculptor to earn international recognition. The stamp art is a casein-paint portrait based on a photograph of Lewis

Research, Rethink and Reimagine Black History

Equipping teachers to Research, Rethink and Reimagine how they teach African American Studies. Springfield, MO— Timmons Hall will host the Newark, New Jersey high school principal Akbar Cook, Sr. as part of its Black History Month programming in February. Cook is the keynote speaker in the Freedom Classroom 101 Workshop

Diverse cast rocks production at Springfield Little Theatre

Imari Stout is shown in the photo as Cinderella Springfield, MO—There’s a photo of a little Imari nestled on Cinderella’s lap, watching Cinderella sign her program. The photo was taken in 1998, when Stout was a 5-year-old who spent a lot of time at the Landers Theatre watching her brother

Who’s ready for authentic Jamaican Patties & Cuisine

Du’Sean Howard is shown in the photo Springfield, MO— Du’Sean Howard, owner of Jamaican Patty Co in Springfield is excited about the future. The Kingston Jamaica native made his journey to our city only after he first made his way to North America via Canada. He settled there with his