While I was at Larry's the other day, I saw that they had some Black Eye Peas for sale. Around these parts, BEPs are not a common item. I know about BEPs because when I was younger, I use to work every day at my father's grocery store. The store was our family business where everyone had to work and I was around seven years old when I first started working there. We were located in one of the Black neighborhoods in the City called the Fillmore. We were also across the street from the Islamic temple where Mohammed Ali would sometimes come to give talks. In the 50s and 60s, the Fiillmore was a large thriving Black neighborhood which eventually got destroyed through 'redevelopment'.