The Indomitable American Spirit

It is raining as I write this. It isn’t heavy, more of a gentleness rather than angry drops. The house is warm and lite...
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The Gospel Truth: Jowanda E. Jordan

Longtime Educator Leaves Legacy Of Culture, Pride, Musicianship COMMENTARY—It was my second trip to the campus of the oldest Historically Black College west of the...
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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...
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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...

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...
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My Local Starbucks: Longtime Drinker, First Time Caller

COMMENTARY—It's rare that I do this but I wanted to take a minute and express in writing my gratitude for the tremendous service that...

From The Cool Side Of The Pillow

COMMENTARY—Historians tell us that in his later years American forefather Benjamin Franklin indicated he had trouble sleeping. In the summer, Philadelphia must have been...
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Winning The World Series: Every Boy’s Dream

COMMENTARY—Somewhere around midlife, you realize that many of the dreams you had as a little boy and nearly all the hopes you had as...
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The Inexplicable Stairs – Chapel Of Our Lady Of Light

COMMENTARY—Albuquerque sits like an arid jewel on the fringe of the Sandia Mountains at the base of the Turquoise Trail. The city is one...

Never Trust a Man Who Doesn’t Limp!

The pain started before the Christmas holidays. At first, it was tolerable, but as weeks bled into anguishing months, the pain became unbearable. I could...