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City to host meeting & mixer for disadvantaged businesses April 1

Springfield, MO—The City of Springfield will host an industry meeting for general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and design professionals to learn about the three-stage process to determine a successful design-build proposal for the Grant Avenue Parkway roadway improvement project. The virtual industry meeting will be hosted at 10 a.m., Thursday, April

SPS names new principal of Central High School

Springfield, MO—Mr. Jeremy Brown has been named the new principal of Central High School in Springfield, effective July 1. Mr. Brown is currently the principal and athletic director for Scott Charter School in Scott, Arkansas, and will follow the interim leadership of Mrs. Judy Brunner and Mr. Stephen Seal. “Springfield

Springfield Public Schools Selects Next Superintendent After Nationwide Search

Springfield, MO— After conducting a nationwide search for its next superintendent, the Springfield Public Schools Board of Education has announced the unanimous selection of Dr. Grenita Lathan from Houston Independent School District (HISD), the seventh largest school district in the nation and largest school district in Texas. As the current

Resolving Financial Issues Can Help Ease Health Issues

by Christella Payne, Unite Guest Writer Springfield, MO—Born in Kenya and now a proud resident of Springfield, Celestine Copeland has high hopes of being the change that she wants to see in southwest Missouri. With a degree in Nutritional Science with an emphasis in Dietetics from Rutgers University, Ms. Copeland

MLK Celebration: One Voice, One Sound

by Robert T. Gibson Unite Guest Writer Springfield, MO—Since returning to the Springfield community in 2018, I have been thankful to connect with others through music. Whether it is leading my middle school students at Reed Academy, conducting the gospel choir at Missouri State University, or leading worship at Faith

Benefit Concert for Black History Month 2021

Springfield, MO—Ujima Language and Literacy presents a Black history month benefit concert featuring Missouri State University Gospel Choir and The Milly Project. The concert is free with limited seating Sunday, Feb. 21st at 3pm at Turning Point Church, 1722 North National Avenue, Springfield, Missouri. We will also livestream on Facebook.

Timmons Hall to offer Black History Month programming for adults and children

By Melissa Haase, Springfield Parks Parks Timmons Hall will host University of Missouri-Columbia associate professor Dr. LaGarrett King 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5 as he presents “Rethinking Black History Month,” a workshop aimed at helping communities learn a new framework to be more intentional about teaching Black history in

Meet the new Springfield NAACP President Elect The Rev. Adrienne Denson-Ewell

Springfield, MO—The Rev. Adrienne Denson-Ewell was elected as the new Springfield branch NAACP president. Along with Rev. Ewell were voted in a new slate of officers: 1st VP: Kai Sutton; 2nd VP/Asst.: Secretary Cheryl Clay; Secretary: Alice Woodward Barber; Treasurer: Isabelle Jimenez -Walker; Asst treatment options for ED. It is

Tune-In to the Virtual SGF Multicultural Festival at www.smfinfo.com

Springfield, MO—Though 2020 was been filled with much uncertainty, our festival staff is still committed to our mission of promoting community and a broader understanding and appreciation of the diverse talent, resources and opportunities available in the Springfield area. Due to public safety considerations, rather than having an in-person celebration,

Visa Launches Program Offering $10K Grants to Black Women Business Owners

In an effort to specifically support Black women-owned small businesses, Visa is extending their partnership with IFundWomen through a new series of grants and educational resources. Ten $10,000 grants will go to Black women in the U.S. to help them run and grow their businesses. Through this program, Visa is

City to host meeting & mixer for disadvantaged businesses April 1

Springfield, MO—The City of Springfield will host an industry meeting for general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and design professionals to learn about the three-stage process to determine a successful design-build proposal for the Grant Avenue Parkway roadway improvement project. The virtual industry meeting will be hosted at 10 a.m., Thursday, April

SPS names new principal of Central High School

Springfield, MO—Mr. Jeremy Brown has been named the new principal of Central High School in Springfield, effective July 1. Mr. Brown is currently the principal and athletic director for Scott Charter School in Scott, Arkansas, and will follow the interim leadership of Mrs. Judy Brunner and Mr. Stephen Seal. “Springfield

Springfield Public Schools Selects Next Superintendent After Nationwide Search

Springfield, MO— After conducting a nationwide search for its next superintendent, the Springfield Public Schools Board of Education has announced the unanimous selection of Dr. Grenita Lathan from Houston Independent School District (HISD), the seventh largest school district in the nation and largest school district in Texas. As the current

Resolving Financial Issues Can Help Ease Health Issues

by Christella Payne, Unite Guest Writer Springfield, MO—Born in Kenya and now a proud resident of Springfield, Celestine Copeland has high hopes of being the change that she wants to see in southwest Missouri. With a degree in Nutritional Science with an emphasis in Dietetics from Rutgers University, Ms. Copeland

MLK Celebration: One Voice, One Sound

by Robert T. Gibson Unite Guest Writer Springfield, MO—Since returning to the Springfield community in 2018, I have been thankful to connect with others through music. Whether it is leading my middle school students at Reed Academy, conducting the gospel choir at Missouri State University, or leading worship at Faith

Benefit Concert for Black History Month 2021

Springfield, MO—Ujima Language and Literacy presents a Black history month benefit concert featuring Missouri State University Gospel Choir and The Milly Project. The concert is free with limited seating Sunday, Feb. 21st at 3pm at Turning Point Church, 1722 North National Avenue, Springfield, Missouri. We will also livestream on Facebook.

Timmons Hall to offer Black History Month programming for adults and children

By Melissa Haase, Springfield Parks Parks Timmons Hall will host University of Missouri-Columbia associate professor Dr. LaGarrett King 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5 as he presents “Rethinking Black History Month,” a workshop aimed at helping communities learn a new framework to be more intentional about teaching Black history in

Meet the new Springfield NAACP President Elect The Rev. Adrienne Denson-Ewell

Springfield, MO—The Rev. Adrienne Denson-Ewell was elected as the new Springfield branch NAACP president. Along with Rev. Ewell were voted in a new slate of officers: 1st VP: Kai Sutton; 2nd VP/Asst.: Secretary Cheryl Clay; Secretary: Alice Woodward Barber; Treasurer: Isabelle Jimenez -Walker; Asst treatment options for ED. It is

Tune-In to the Virtual SGF Multicultural Festival at www.smfinfo.com

Springfield, MO—Though 2020 was been filled with much uncertainty, our festival staff is still committed to our mission of promoting community and a broader understanding and appreciation of the diverse talent, resources and opportunities available in the Springfield area. Due to public safety considerations, rather than having an in-person celebration,

Visa Launches Program Offering $10K Grants to Black Women Business Owners

In an effort to specifically support Black women-owned small businesses, Visa is extending their partnership with IFundWomen through a new series of grants and educational resources. Ten $10,000 grants will go to Black women in the U.S. to help them run and grow their businesses. Through this program, Visa is