Halloween Night Brings Out the Spooks

  A Halloween Night To Remember This particular Halloween night was somewhat special. I had foregone any parties that are usually associated with the season to...
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Sports And Life Lessons From My Grandfather

Father’s day is a holiday that is often underappreciated by the mainstream media. Television commercials, advertisements, flower companies and Hallmark cards are dedicated to...

DeSoto East Middle School Students Thrive Through Daily Mentoring

DESOTO—Today I’d like to take this moment to send a shout out to a few very special young men. These young gentlemen, of their...
Dallas Police Shooting restores faith in humanity

Dallas Police Shooting Restores Faith In Humanity

First Person Account Shows Race Relations Are More Than Just Black and White By Ebony N. Smith, In Her Own Words After last Thursday I will...
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Lindbergh Has Landed!

I awoke with a start! The bedside clock announced 3:30 a.m. The bedroom was icy cold. The backyard light was shining through the window,...
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In the Blink of an Eye

In June I celebrated my 70th birthday. A life that encompasses more than 25,550 days. Yet for people of faith this is no more...
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Grateful For The Things That Matter

My Dad Is Special To Me CEDAR HILL—What separates my dad, Clarence Black, from others is his sensitivity and compassion. My dad always shows me...
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Philosophizing While Cleaning Out My Sock Drawer

  There are times when life is overwhelming.  It offers so many choices. There are even some things that need to be done immediately. When...

Devil, You Can’t Steal My Joy

By Donald Lee - Special to Focus Daily News I believe there’s a big misperception generally that the devil is out to rob people of...

Better Hurry If You Are Coming!

There is not a comparative place like Texas in July and August unless it is Libya or Saudi Arabia. Intense heat causes images to...