2018-12-15 E-Edition

Christmas Through the Eyes of the Enslaved

Enslaved African Americans experienced the Christmas holidays in many different ways. Joy, hope, and celebration were naturally a part of the season for many. For other slaves, these holidays conjured visions of freedom and even the opportunity to bring about that freedom. Still others saw it as yet another burden to be endured. The prosperity and relaxed discipline associated with […]

Showing Love to Single Parents During the Christmas Season

On an August afternoon over 20 years ago, my father left us—my mom, little sister, and me. The three of us moved in with my mom’s parents. My mom continued to homeschool us while trying to determine our family’s future. As Christmas neared, she set aside a few second-hand clothes to wrap for us. I don’t remember worrying about Christmas […]

Words from the Publisher LaDonna Boyd

Seasons Greetings, Despite the many tragedies across our nation over the past few months, hopefully, we all will spend time this season reflecting on our many blessings and consider how we may accomplish even more for God’s kingdom in the new year. We don’t have to wait for a calendar change to find ways to greater serve humanity. There are […]

RHBPC Donates to Flooded NC Church

In an ongoing effort to provide assistance to churches impacted by natural disasters, the R.H. Boyd Publishing Corporation has made various donations to assist in rebuilding. A recent donation of 100 Bibles and hymnals was made to Central Baptist Church in Whiteville, North Carolina, where Rev. David Flowers Sr., is pastor. Ms. LaDonna Boyd, president/ CEO of RBHPC, stated, “Our […]

Brookings Study Reveals Bias in Home Valuation

In majority black neighborhoods, owner-occupied homes are undervalued, amounting to $156 billion in cumulative losses.

A recent study from the Brookings Institute revealed that in the average U.S. metropolitan area, homes in neighborhoods where the population is 50 percent black are valued at roughly half the price as homes in neighborhoods with no black residents. There is a strong and powerful statistical relationship between the share of the population that is black and the market […]

The Next Zuckerberg May Be at an HBCU

Colleges that allow their students to also start businesses give them a boost.

The median wealth of black families “is on a path to hit zero by 2053,” if current trends hold, according to a 2017 study published by the Institute of Policy Studies. In short, the black middle class will have zero net wealth (assets minus debt) if they don’t find another way to succeed and reduce their debts. Some preach the […]

Steps to Stress-Free Gifting

The Christmas season is filled with special joy that only comes one time a year. It’s not just one day— but an entire season of fun events with family. Your mantle may be stacked with Christmas cards from longtime friends. Your belly could be filled to the brim with Christmas cookies. The air waves will get your heart warmed with […]

New Twists to Holiday Traditions

The Meaning Behind Black- Eyed Peas and Greens on New Year’s Day

On New Year’s Day, people throughout the South will be eating black-eyed peas and greens. Many former Southerners have brought this tradition to other parts of the country. If this tradition is new to you, then you may be wondering how it started, or what these foods symbolize. You also may want to know how to cook black-eyed peas and […]

Creamy Cranberry Salad

This easy recipe adds new flavor to cranberry dishes during the holidays. Ingredients• 3 cups fresh or thawed frozen cranberries, chopped• 1 can (20 ounces) unsweetened crushed pineapple, drained• 2 cups miniature marshmallows• 1 medium apple, chopped• 2/3 cup sugar• 1/8 teaspoon salt• 2 cups heavy whipping cream• 1/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans In a large bowl, mix first […]