Dr. Carl Bell talks on children, violence at education seminar

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Carl C. Bell, M.D., president and CEO of Community Mental Health Council & Foundation, a $21 million comprehensive health center in Chicago, and an internationally renowned psychiatrist and expert on violence prevention, will talk on the broader implicati

Carl C. Bell, M.D., president and CEO of Community Mental Health Council & Foundation, a $21 million comprehensive health center in Chicago, and an internationally renowned psychiatrist and expert on violence prevention, will talk on the broader implications of children’s exposure to violence at an educational seminar presented by the Ounce of Prevention Fund on March 8, noon-1:30 p.m., at the fund’s office, 33 W. Monroe. Boxed lunches will be served. In his discussion, “Raising Healthy Children in Unhealthy Environments,” Dr. Bell will focus on how well-designed interventions can promote healthy outcomes for children and families and how change can be affected in policy and programs that have long-term benefits for vulnerable children and families.

The Ounce is headed by Irvin B. Harris, founder; Dick Rothkopf, chair; Diane Mendley Rauner, Ph.D., president; and Harriett Meyer, in charge of strategic initiatives. Among board members: Billie Wright Adams, M.D., Lula M. Ford, Kelly King Dibble, Diana Sands, Timothy Landon, Angela Walker, Alan King, Eloise Cornelius, Yvette Evans, Michael P. Cole, Kelvin White and Pastor Thomas Cross Sr. Visit ounceofprevention.org/seminar or call Jessica Schultz, (312) 453-1966.

Funny Book ¡ Hats off to media brutha Tim Jackson, Chicago Defender’s editorial page cartoonist, on the release of The Daley Funnies, containing his editorial and political cartoons to commemorate the 21-year reign and anticipated retirement of Mayor Richard M. Daley. The 7×9-inch, 84-page soft-cover contains 71 previously-published social commentary cartoons, beginning with Streetwise in 1995 and the Defender from 2000 to the present as well as in the Tribune in 2006 and 2007. The award-winning nationally syndicated cartoonist received first place in the Wilbert L. Holloway Award for “Best Editorial Cartoon” in 2008 and 2009; third place in 2010, among others Tim’s member of the American Ass’n of Editorial Cartoonist and the Chicago Chapter of the Nat’l Ass’n of Black Journalists; his cartoons have been included in Pelican Publishing’s annual Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year (2005-2011). While completing The Daley Funnies, he’s writing a historical non-fiction tome about African American cartoonists of the Black press (1895-1968) based on research and digitally restored artwork documented on his Web site, “A Salute to Pioneering Cartoonists of Color” (log on web/mac.com/timjackson). For your copy of The Daley Funnies, call Creative License Studio, (773) 338-5809.

Book Look ¡ Will Horton and his Wisdom for Greatness Group host a “Meet the Authors Reception” this Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m., at The Literary and Business Connection at Close Up 2, 416 S. Clark St. This free event will tap several authors: Barbara Bates, Kathleen Best, Ph.D., Kania Kennedy, Benjamin Johnson, Allison Tibbs, Orlando Ceasar and Da-Nay Macklin. Horton is an educator, author, certified behavioral analyst, greatness coach, founder and administrator of the Wisdom for Greatness Group on Facebook. Hurry and call Monifa Godfrey at (773) 445-2400.

Heritage Happenings ¡ NBC 5 celebrates African American Heritage Month with taped vignettes of several prominent Chicagoans, including two of their own, Warner Saunders and Marion Books; others are Jackie Taylor (Black Ensemble Theater), Melody Spann-Cooper (WVON-AM Radio), Pastor Charles Jenkins (Fellowship M.B. Church), Josephine Wade (Capt.’s Hard Time Dining), Erika and Monika Simmons (Double Stitch Twins), Jerry Azuma (Chicago Bears) and Urban Prep Academy students (Tim King, principal). All were presented at a community luncheon at NBC Tower. Spann-Cooper and N’Digo’s Hermene Hartman spoke and the delish buffet luncheon was catered by Capt.’s Hard Time Dining (Josephine Wade).

ABC 7 marks the month with special news reports, programming, vignettes and an original presentation of Heart & Soul, its series that taps into the essence of our town’s African American community on Saturday at 6 p.m., co-hosted by Jim Rose and Cheryl Burton with an encore showing on Sunday, 1:30 p.m. Rubye Wilson is the producer. In it Burton and Rose look at Chicagoans making a name for themselves around the world and right here in Chicago: architect Dina Griffin, president, Interactive Design, the minority firm that worked closely on the renowned Modern Wing of the Art Institute; and a visit to Ring of Hope, a grass roots group founded by an activist and minister whose mission is to curb youth violence by introducing the sport of boxing Karen Jordan and Charles Thomas contribute reports to this special.

During the month ABC will air vignettes highlighting African American arts and cultural organizations. Playwright and producer Jackie Taylor’s Black Ensemble Theater will be featured. Another segment will spotlight Homer Bryant’s Chicago Multicultural Dance Center that “molds young dancers by giving them skills, discipline, self-confidence and motivation they need to succeed in life.” Also part of the vignette salute: Griffin Gallery on the Northwest Side founded by Art Institute grad, Gerald Griffin.

Newsy Names – Happy b’day to 101-year-old Clara Bray (she’s Agis’ mom), Larry Rogers Jr., Jacqueline Heard, Dr. Joseph Lavizzo, Helen West, Jimilita Tillman, Jade Maze, Marshall Titus, Damon Clark, Jared Deane, Joy Bunton, Yevette Brown Please send get well cheer to Richard “Dickie” Johnson, retired FBI agent and Rat Packer, in Warren Barr Rehab Pavilion, room 321, 66 W. Oak … Glad tidings! Gil (“Midnight Basketball”) Walker and Milton Marshall, retired cop, are home from hospital stays and getting lots of TLC from their mates, Kathy and Gwen Sorry to hear that Elmer D. Cargle, former Board of Ed. employee and owner of several Curt D Laundro-Mats, has died; he was buried with full military honors at Oak Woods Cemetery … Diana Ross comes to the "Oprah" stage Feb. 25 for a rare visit and performance. Tune in at 9 a.m.; repeats at 11:05 p.m.

Dancin’ Deltas ¡– Chicago Delta Sigma Theta sorors kick-off the 2011 fundraising season, “Deltas’ Delights,” with Steppin’ with Deltas, a stepping and line dancing soirΘe, at Mr. G’s Supper Club on Feb. 27, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Co-chairs: Donna Edgar, Felicia Guest and Yvonne Perkins. Taliva A. Tillman is chapter prexey. Cost: $10; $15 at the door. This and several other events are ways to reach out to the community while giving back, so says Faune Evans, chapter publicity chair. Save the dates: March 20, April 17 and May 15. To come: A Musical Concert Series (jazz and gospel), Talent Show/Comedy Club, Pamper Spa Party, Family Fun & Frolic and A Really Big Raffle.

High Five! ¡ Andrea Zopp, Chicago Urban League president and CEO, and Judge Marcus Salone, supervising judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County’s Criminal Div., receive honors from Cook County State’s Atty. Anita Alvarez and the African American Advisory Council on Feb. 23 at the 21st Annual C. Francis Stradford Awards Ceremony, this year at Little Black Pearl Art & Design Center. Fox-Chicago’s Robin Robinson emcees the 6:30 p.m. program that follows an hour-long reception. Sponsors: Ariel Fund and State Farm.

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