February 15, 2018
– Dr. Umar Johnson, Author, Activist, & Psychologist and Sericia Cole, Acting Vice President for Institutional Advancement & External Relations at Philander Smith College | Noted speaker and Psychologist, Dr. Umar Johnson will speak at Philander Smith College as part of Black History Month through the college’s Bless The Mic Lecture Series, Thursday, February 15th at 7pm on the campus in the Tate Gymnasium, 900 West Daisy Bates Drive in Little Rock. Dr. Johnson is considered an expert on the education & mental health of African & African-American children. A Doctor of Clinical Psychology and Certified School Psychologist, he has lectured around the world on such issues as education, political strategy, economic empowerment, mental health & disabilities. He will be signing his most recent published work “Psycho-Academic Holocaust: The Special Education and ADHD Wars Against Black Boys” after the lecture. This event is free and open to the public. No RSVP is required. For more information, visit philander.edu or call 501-370-5310.
-Lazrael Lison, Hollywood Film Producer and Author and Tracy Bell of Asah Entertainment | SH Publishing Company & Asah Entertainment invites you to a special Book Signing with acclaimed Hollywood Film Director and Arkansas Native, Lazrael Lison, Tuesday, February 20th from 6pm-9pm at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 4000 McCain Blvd. in North Little Rock. There will be cash giveaways and visit from NLR Police Officer Tommy Norman. Lison is debuting his novel “Neighborhood of Dreams,” a story of a successful Hollywood celebrity who is forced to remember family, friendship, love, tragedy and the ultimate victory of his youth in Little Rock. Arkansas native, Lison also believes in giving back, and is offering scholarships to 6 local high school seniors. The scholarships are open to all Arkansas high school seniors who meet the eligibility criteria. To RSVP to the Book Signing, call 501-240-3549. To sign up or learn more about the scholarships, visit www.neighborhoodofdreams.com or www.summerhousepictures.com or Like “Neighborhood of Dreams” on Facebook. For booking and general inquiries, email [email protected] or call 501-240-3549.
-Kelli Reep, Director of Communications at Methodist Family Health (MFH) | The 9th Annual “Get Up & Give” collection project hosted by Methodist Family Health has begun and will continue during the entire 40 days of Lent, February 14th through March 29th. Contributions will be accepted, collected and donated to Arkansas children and families managing psychiatric, emotional, behavioral and spiritual issues. Children and adults can participate by donating personal hygiene items, clothes, shoes, school supplies, bedding, funds, and other necessities to the Methodist Counseling Clinic in their community. *MFH was founded in 1899 as the Arkansas Methodist Orphanage. Locations are located throughout the state, including Methodist Behavioral Hospital, two residential treatment centers, eight therapeutic group homes, an emergency shelter, a day treatment program, eight counseling clinics, nine school-based counseling clinics, the state’s only grief center for children and their families, and the Arkansas Center for Addictions Research, Education and Services (Arkansas CARES). Their mission is to give the best possible care to those who may need their help and to treat the whole person: Behaviorally, emotional, and spiritually. To find a location near you, make a donation,and learn more, visit www.methodistfamily.org/get-up-give or call 501-906-4209.