new years eve
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 […]
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…
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…
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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