How Texas Became Smart On Crime

Special to Focus Daily News by John Cornyn WASHINGTON—Thanks to a conservative, common sense approach to criminal justice reform, Texas has seen a dramatic drop...

Miracles Are Everywhere

There are numerous definitions for a miracle. Some are rather simple while others are expansive in scope. But to me, a miracle is an...
Roof, Whitman and Johnson: Terrorists Or Just Simply Deranged Young Men?

Roof, Whitman and Johnson: Terrorists Or Just Simply Deranged Young Men?

COMMENTARY—Remember Dylann Roof? Well you should. Roof, who is white, could face the death penalty if convicted of his heinous June 2015, crime, causing...
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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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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...
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Journey To Mountain Creek

It felt like spring today. A nice, fresh, gentle breeze bumped up against temperatures near 70-degrees. Some areas of north Texas have received over...
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...

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...
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Angel In Corduroy: Part 2

The flight was called and I boarded quickly and got comfortable. Since I was first class and plagued by a limp, I was first...
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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...