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Why Do Black Moms Make Us Eat Black-Eyed Peas On New Year’s Day?

     Ahh…I can smell it now. The buttery aroma of black-eyed peas simmering away in Mom’s special crockpot as she gears up to stir in a generous helping of rice. Now, if your family is anything like mine, you’re left sitting eagerly until about 7 p.m., when the entire meal is done, to sink your teeth into the traditional staple, but one thing’s for sure. Boy, do we love some black-eyed peas! It’s a tasty dish you’ll find in most Black households during the holiday season. Heck, all year round, if you’re lucky. But why do black moms always feed us black-eyed peas to start the New Year? […]