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…

I See the Old Me in the New Lil Kim



Rapper Lil' Kim shocked people with these unrecognizable photos of her on Instagram. The photos made me sad that she didn't see her God-given beauty. She has totally erased herself. In those photos I saw what used to be me. I saw what I wanted to be in middle school. I understand Lil' Kim's fight with self-hatred. What concerned me more about Lil' Kim was an old Newsweek interview she did where she said neither her father or the men she loved told her she was pretty. "Being a regular Black girl wasn't good enough." And she openly admitted to having low self-esteem. I give her props for being so open. Above is my video response to these photos and the senseless death of Delaware teen Amy Joyner-Francis. She was killed in the girls bathroom at her school during a fight over a boy. We must uplift our Black girls.

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  1. Omgosh those pictures!
    Girl, we women need to uplift each other period. There is too much hate in this world. It makes me sick how women pick on each other and are so petty in a world where we still compete to earn as much and do the same jobs as men. We've got to do better for ourselves and our youth. We women are all beautiful and unique and there is room for all of us to be successful. Xxoo

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    1. I agree, but Lil' Kim's issues are from men putting her down.

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