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Author: Unite News

MIB recognizes four at 6th Annual Heritage Award Ceremony

By Bon Tindle,  Unite Contributing Writer Springfield, MO— The 6th annual Minority In Business Heritage Award Ceremony was held March 15th at the Doubletree Hotel. Attendance was in even greater numbers than last year, and several new faces filled the room. A formal dinner was served, and gentle jazz music

Springfield Branch NAACP seeking nominations for 2016 Community Service award

Springfield, MO— The Springfield, MO NAACP is now accepting nominations for their 2016 Community Service award.  This award is given annually to a person in the community in recognition of outstanding contributions and their gift of time to the Springfield community.  An achievement of a singular outstanding event or the

Movie Review: “Race”

By Lyle Foster Unite Contributing Writer Race……. I don’t want to sound nostalgic but sometimes we bemoan the state of things in our country today and I am one of the first to say there is a lot of improvement needed but there is a perspective to be gained from

Government Contracting: Socio-Economic Certifications

By Allen Waldo,  Guest Contributing Writer Springfield, MO—When a business is contemplating becoming a governmental contractor, the business should evaluate their eligibility for a socio-economic certification.  One positive to having a certification is that it gives the business the competitive advantage for “Set Aside” solicitations so that they may only

Inspirational Quotes For Moms and Their Daughters

Nationwide — It’s no secret that African American women love to read and hear inspirational and motivational quotes, especially when its coming from other influential African American women. Some of the best-selling books that African Americans read are books full of advice, counsel, life lessons, viewpoints, and solutions. Oprah Winfrey,

Business, marketing and information technology jobs in demand over next 5-10 years

Springfield, MO—Over 300 local workforce professionals attended the second annual MOmentum 2016: State of the Workforce Luncheon, hosted Feb. 23 by the local Workforce Development Board and the Missouri Job Center-Ozark Region combination of L-arginine and yohimbine.Pooling adverse event data for patients on the following concomitant antihypertensive medications: diuretics, beta-blockers,

Urban twist to traditional style ballroom dancing

By Tyler Hatten,  Unite Contributing Writer Everyone knows that look you give your partner when a certain song plays and forces your shoulders to bounce. Fingers locked, eyes gazing and you’re ready to dance. But which dance will you do? Ballroom dance is a style of partner dance with various

Make it a Better Doctor Visit

How many times have you been to the doctor’s office, been poked and prodded, leaving with a prescription, only to recall all of the  things you didn’t ask? Or maybe something the doctor said you did not quite understand? Next time, make the most of the visit with a few strategic tips.   

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure

By Tyler Hatten,  Unite Contributing Writer Springfield adds a little flare to the city as a local crafts store goes global, exploring a new meaning of creativity. Global Crafts, located on 1508 E. Republic Rd., provides various artisan crafts from around the world. The man behind the business, Gary Jones,

The Academy Awards Controversy

By Lyle Foster Unite Contributing Writer No Movie Review this month…… In honor of Black History month I am not doing a movie review this month but simply commenting on the continuing controversy and criticism around the lack of diversity in the Academy Award nominations.  Apparently the 20 academy award