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…

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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…


I was talking to a friend of mine the other day and she said, “This year I am not doing a New Year’s Resolution. I’ve said the same thing every year that at the top of the year I’m going to lose weight and here I am in the same size I’ve worn for 12 […]


Getting all dressed up is a huge part of preparing for New Year’s Eve night. But if you’re still at a loss of what to wear, look no further than your closet. The Little Black Dress New Year’s Eve party dresses should be chic and comfortable – after all, you’re going to be moving a […]