Black-eyed peas have symbolized a lot of different things for Black Americans throughout history but mostly are eaten in an effort to fortify health and wellness for the start of the new year and beyond.


HB writer Samjah Iman details her journey to marriage and motherhood at age 39: "I've accomplished so much over the years in my life and career.  But what always amazes me is that these accomplishments, in some people's eyes, hardly ever trump being married or having kids."