Friday, July 3, 2009

Where There's Smoke By Terra Little

Where There’s Smoke, Terra Little’s sophomore project, touches on several prevalent social issues in the African- American community today, while simultaneously paying homage to African-American fathers everywhere.Messages of hope in the struggle to overcome drug addiction, criminal thinking and barriers to positive family relationships, are woven into the story, and will no doubt ring true for people of all creeds and colors.

In the fight against teenage crime, statistics show that involved, proactive parents are one of the most powerful tools for keeping kids on the right path. Similarly, boys who have the benefit of positive male role models often experience smoother transition from childhood to manhood. In Where There’s Smoke, young, troubled Isaiah is a testament to the strength of male bonding, just as Anne is a shining example of motherly devotion. And Smoke…Well, as the saying goes, “Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.”

Sweet Dreams By Nikkea Smithers

Dream is a highschool student from Bridgeport, Connecticut who is traumatized when she is informed of the tragic suicide of her best friend. Feeling like she is alone in the world with an abusive mother and absent father, Dream almost comes to the resolution that her life is also not worth living... Antonio is also in highschool but from Richmond, Virginia working two jobs to help his mother support his many brothers and sisters. Growing up in the projects, he is faced with a number of obstacles that will test his manhood. When Dream and Antonio s worlds collide both of their lives change forever...but is it for the better or for the worse?