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Are Black Women Avoiding Exercise To Maintain Hairstyles?

(Reuters Health) – A number of obstacles may stand between a person and exercise, and hairstyles may be one of them for African-American women, according to a new study. Researchers found about two of every five African-American women said they avoid exercise because of concerns about their hair, and researchers

Enriching Multi- Cultural Programs At The Library

The Library has welcomed a variety of enriching multicultural programs in recent years, including the 2014 Changing America series with scholars and the Brown sisters of Brown v. Board of Education, and the recent Latino Americans series. In February we again invite the public to learn more about the culture

Teaching youth about HIV/AIDS Awareness

By Beaunea McNeil, Unite Contributing Writer Since the early 1980s, the world has been plagued with a disease that seemingly came out of nowhere. The disease has killed millions but as time passes, it is obvious that it is more containable than it once was. The disease is no longer

Expose your business and meet new customers

By Bon Tindle, Unite Contributing Writer The 19th Annual Springfield Multicultural Festival will be held January 18, 2016 at Juanita K. Hammons Hall. The event will last from noon until 4:00 p.m. This event is presented by Unite of Southwest Missouri. The festival will host over fifty exhibitors and performers

Movie Review: Holiday Movies

By Lyle Foster, Unite Contributing Writer The battle at the box office goes in full mode for the Christmas season.  There is enough for everyone of all tastes and while there is the ultimate blockbuster on tap for the middle of the month there are plenty of others that won’t

Wasn’t Always This Way: Walter Williams

By Walter Williams, Guest Columnist Academics and public intellectuals, who should know better, attempt to explain the highly visible and publicized pathology witnessed in cities such as Baltimore, Detroit, Chicago, Ferguson and others as a legacy of slavery. The argument is made that the problems encountered by many black Americans

Honoring Family, Community & Culture

By Beaunea McNeil, Unite Contributing Writer The fall and winter holiday season is said to be the best time of the year. The feeling of togetherness, the food, the drinks and the celebration make each day a day worth waiting for. While the holidays all bring out the same feeling

Learn How To Trace Your Family Tree At The Library

by Kathleen O’Dell , Springfield-Greene County Library District Dreading the wintry days ahead? Knock the chill off with some entertainment at the Library! All ages are invited to watch the Alfred Hitchcock classic “The Lady Vanishes,” not rated, 1938, at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, in the Library Center auditorium.

Natural or Relaxed: A local conversation about the Natural Hair Movement

by Beaunea McNeil, Unite Contributing Writer Look around. If you are in a public setting, how many afros do you see? Maybe one? Maybe two? Three? Becoming the norm for many Black Americans, the love for kinky and tightly coiled hair continues to grow in all forms of life. Embracing

Are Black Women Avoiding Exercise To Maintain Hairstyles?

(Reuters Health) – A number of obstacles may stand between a person and exercise, and hairstyles may be one of them for African-American women, according to a new study. Researchers found about two of every five African-American women said they avoid exercise because of concerns about their hair, and researchers

Enriching Multi- Cultural Programs At The Library

The Library has welcomed a variety of enriching multicultural programs in recent years, including the 2014 Changing America series with scholars and the Brown sisters of Brown v. Board of Education, and the recent Latino Americans series. In February we again invite the public to learn more about the culture

Teaching youth about HIV/AIDS Awareness

By Beaunea McNeil, Unite Contributing Writer Since the early 1980s, the world has been plagued with a disease that seemingly came out of nowhere. The disease has killed millions but as time passes, it is obvious that it is more containable than it once was. The disease is no longer

Expose your business and meet new customers

By Bon Tindle, Unite Contributing Writer The 19th Annual Springfield Multicultural Festival will be held January 18, 2016 at Juanita K. Hammons Hall. The event will last from noon until 4:00 p.m. This event is presented by Unite of Southwest Missouri. The festival will host over fifty exhibitors and performers

Movie Review: Holiday Movies

By Lyle Foster, Unite Contributing Writer The battle at the box office goes in full mode for the Christmas season.  There is enough for everyone of all tastes and while there is the ultimate blockbuster on tap for the middle of the month there are plenty of others that won’t

Wasn’t Always This Way: Walter Williams

By Walter Williams, Guest Columnist Academics and public intellectuals, who should know better, attempt to explain the highly visible and publicized pathology witnessed in cities such as Baltimore, Detroit, Chicago, Ferguson and others as a legacy of slavery. The argument is made that the problems encountered by many black Americans

Honoring Family, Community & Culture

By Beaunea McNeil, Unite Contributing Writer The fall and winter holiday season is said to be the best time of the year. The feeling of togetherness, the food, the drinks and the celebration make each day a day worth waiting for. While the holidays all bring out the same feeling

Learn How To Trace Your Family Tree At The Library

by Kathleen O’Dell , Springfield-Greene County Library District Dreading the wintry days ahead? Knock the chill off with some entertainment at the Library! All ages are invited to watch the Alfred Hitchcock classic “The Lady Vanishes,” not rated, 1938, at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, in the Library Center auditorium.

Natural or Relaxed: A local conversation about the Natural Hair Movement

by Beaunea McNeil, Unite Contributing Writer Look around. If you are in a public setting, how many afros do you see? Maybe one? Maybe two? Three? Becoming the norm for many Black Americans, the love for kinky and tightly coiled hair continues to grow in all forms of life. Embracing