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Author: Unite News

Monica Horton is Springfield City Council’s Newest Member

by Unite News Staff City Council interviewed four applicants for the Zone 1 seat appointing Horton with seven votes in one round of voting.Steven Sexton received one vote. The other applicants were Karen Banta and Kathy Hubbard. Horton has a Bachelor of Arts in psychology, from Tuskegee University – graduating summa

Once On This Island: Hits The Stage In Springfield

by Unite News Staff Springfield, MO— Jana Bunch will perform the lead role as Ti Moune in the production of “Once On This Island.”This one-act stage musical is scheduled to show at the Wilhoit Theatre located in the Breech School of Business on Drury University Campus May 13th – 28th.  Showings will

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