Cheers! My Birthday Celebration with the Napa Valley Wine Country Tours

After losing my grandmother a few weeks before my birthday, I really needed to celebrate life. I know she would want me to do that. This year, I decided to ring in a new year of life in wine country. My soror traveled up from So Cal to visit. This would be her first time in Napa. I didn’t want to drive so instead, we bought bus tickets for the Napa Valley Wine Country Tours.

Let me tell you something, going on this bus tour was one of the BEST decisions I made. The Napa Valley Wine Country Tours bus isn’t just any bus. It’s a limo bus that looks like a VIP club lounge on wheels. We paid $119 for an 8-hour trip, visit to 4 wineries in Sonoma and Napa counties, continental breakfast and lunch. It was worth every penny. The tastings aren't covered in the bus fare, but they ran about $10-$25. Wineries won't charge you for tastings if you buy a bottle. I recommend this for tourists and any Bay Area locals who have folks visiting from out of town and want a short excursion to Nap…

Darden Dad and Daughter On Race Relations Since The O.J. Trial on Ebony.com



I'm so excited that Ebony.com is running this piece I wrote about a conversation my dad and I had about race. We tend to talk about race and politics when we chat. I wanted to write a piece for the black press about my father because during the trial, his superior wouldn't allow him to reach out the black press. This means a lot to me to have a byline with Ebony, of all places.

My dad and I discuss why the justice system needs more diversity, including black prosecutors; grand juries in police brutality cases, police erasing video footage from their cameras, etc. It's really good.

There's a great discussion going on Ebony's Facebook page about this article. Feel free to weigh in.

And fitting this article would be up and running since it's my dad's birthday today.


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  1. Just read the article and commented!! xxoo

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  2. Amazing article. I learned a lot from reading your blog and the Ebony piece. Thank you!

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