As New Years’ Eve approaches, GRIFF asks Erica Campbell what the significance of a “Watchnight” is. According to the African American Registry, the term actually goes all the way back to the year that emancipation became legally in effect; when 1862 turned into 1863 at midnight, the slaves were officially free. They celebrated, prayed and […]

Bronx-resident Stephen Hewett-Brown wished the stranger a “Happy New Year” before being crushed.

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Eating anything other than pork, greens and hopping johns (black-eyed peas and rice) on New Year’s Day is something like a sin. This traditional dinner…

2014 is upon us and I’m a big believer in ringing in the New Year with a bang! Every year, several of my friends end…

Harris County continues to have the dubious distinction of having the most D.W.I. fatalities in the state, but there were none this New Year’s holiday… is reporting that Houston police are asking for our help to find a man accused of killing his ex-wife new husband on New Years's Eve.

A new Rasmussen Reports found that a majority of Americans don’t plan on skipping prayer even though they won’t attend parties this New Year’s Eve. An estimated 66 percent say they will

Although New Year’s Eve church services were started in the mid-1700s by John Wesley, founder of the Methodist movement, the event, known as Watch Night, occupies a special place in black communities across America. In 1863, when President Abraham Lincoln announced that the Emancipation Proclamation would take effect Jan. 1, freeing all slaves in Confederate […]

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