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Spring Board Meeting of the MBSC at Washington Avenue Baptist Church

The Spring Board Meeting of the Missionary Baptist State Convention of Missouri will be hosted again by Washington Avenue Baptist Church, 1722 N National, March 11-13, 2024. There will be a Musical Program on Monday, March 11 at 7 pm at Washington Ave Church. The Education Scholarship Luncheon is March

SGF NAACP/SPD supports Lights On

Springfield, MO – A partnership between the Springfield Police Department and Lights On! brings an innovative community-driven program to Springfield that replaces tickets with no-cost repair vouchers. Through the program, when a Springfield police officer conducts a routine traffic stop involving a mechanical violation (e.g., burned out light bulb, broken

Zorian Black earns trip to DECA Nationals

Springfield, MO— High school student Zorian Black has achieved the title of State Qualifier in the Food Marketing Series with DECA. Additionally, he secured a second award as a National Qualifier for his Viking Venue Marketing Campaign. DECA, which stands for Distributive Education Clubs of America, is a program designed

Honoring and Celebrating Women’s History Month

By Gwen Marshall, UniteNews Contributing Writer Every year, March is designated as Women’s History Month—a month dedicated to honoring women’s contributions in US history.  Women’s History Month 2024 will take place from Friday, March 1 – Sunday, March 31, 2024. President Jimmy Carter issued the first Presidential Proclamation declaring the

Designing the road map for your business

By Nicki Donnelson UniteNews Contributing Writer Most of us wouldn’t begin a road trip without a plan, even if it’s flexible. We’d think about where we would like to visit, directions to get there, how much money we must spend and how long we can reasonably be gone. The most

Christa Jackson publishes books highlighting culturally diverse mathematicians

By Samuel Knox UniteNews Staff Writer “Empowering students to be learners and doers of mathematics and giving them the agency to do so” Christa Jackson, Ph.D., is currently a professor of educational studies at St Louis University. Prior to that appointment, Jackson worked as an assistant professor in the Department

Black Theaters and Theater Going

Written by: Joan Hampton-Porter Curator, History Museum on the Square From the 1910s through the 1930s there were a few exclusively Black theaters in Springfield. The Springfield Greene County Library has a listing for an unnamed Black theater at Phelps and Jefferson around 1911. The Ritz was located in the

The Library Announces Annual One Read Book and Activities

The Springfield-Greene County Library annually selects a special book for the community to enjoy together. This year’s selection is “Remarkably Bright Creatures” by Shelby Van Pelt. Charming, witty and deceptively sensitive, Shelby Van Pelt’s “Remarkably Bright Creatures” follows an unlikely connection between a widow and a Giant Pacific Octopus residing

A Guide to Self-Love for Mental and Spiritual Health

By Melesha Bailey, UniteNews Contributing Writer In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it’s easy to lose sight of our most important relationship – the one with ourselves. In pursuing success, happiness, and validation, we often neglect the foundation of our well-being: self-love. Cultivating a deep sense of love

Why Diversity in Clinical Research Matters

By Lindsay Todd, UniteNews Contributing Writer A Healthier Future for Everyone A complex interplay of genetics, environment, and lifestyle shapes our health. This means how our bodies respond to medication and treatment can vary significantly depending on our unique backgrounds. Clinical trials are the cornerstone of medical advancement, propelling medical