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Rhonda "Ro" Moore

No one mentions how they use fire to keep the forest from reclaiming the land and also create opportunities to expand their holdings. Read more

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In this current socio-political climate, it’s become increasingly difficult to have certain conversations without them devolving into arguments. Read more

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Recently, I saw a tweet demanding people stop “talking like academics” when speaking to “regular” people because it was an attempt at gatekeeping. Read more

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I’ve been thinking about fear a lot lately. Fear isn’t always a bad thing. A healthy dose of fear can keep you from taking too many of the wrong kinds of risks. Read more

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Every year, I roam the Exhibit Hall of the convention center with one goal: to find Black artists and writers. Read more

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I’m a bit of a cynic, but I earned my worldview the hard way. Read more

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It infuriates me to hear politically powerful people such as Sen. Mitch McConnell speak pedantically about “America’s original sin.” Read more

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In Ma, Octavia Spencer’s character offers up her basement to teenagers for partying. The kids are clearly underage, but Ma is more than happy to supply the booze. I watched major parts of this film with ill-suppressed laughter. Read more

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Living in Point Loma often means dealing with rent hikes and property management companies not particularly interested in managing anything. Read more

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No, this isn’t about to be yet another down-with-the-patriarchy piece; I don’t lament or call for shit that’s never going to happen. Read more

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I’ve spent some time recently dealing with the continuous obstacles of getting a seat at the table in influential industries, as well as the paycheck that’s supposed to come with that shit. Read more

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In December, the oversized toddler in the White House signed the 2018 Farm Act and removed industrial hemp (cannabis with less than 0.3 percent THC) from the Schedule I controlled substances classification. Read more

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I believe, however, there’s always a bigger lesson to be had when shit escalates. We should be horrified at how easy it was for these sociopaths to drag so many people into their scams. Read more

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"I’m pretty sure the most effective treatment for her migraines is going to have THC in it.” And with that comment to my mother from my neurologist, my dreams of working for the Justice Department died a swift death. I was 12 years old. Read more

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It’s been 20 years since I graduated. I still have no idea when the hell that happened. On the one hand, it may explain why I’m swiftly turning into a snarkier version of my mama. Read more

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There’s this proffered belief that heterosexual, cis-gendered and white folks are the real marginalized people in modern America. Read more

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My favorite January moment, however, came courtesy of rapper Cardi B. Weeks into the shutdown, Cardi B posted a video expressing her feelings about the situation. Read more

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Dear KonMari Method Bandwagoners, keep away from my book stacks. Anyone quoting “30 books” at me as the magic number to literary happiness is asking to be stabbed. Read more

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On New Year’s Day, I went to lunch with a friend and jokingly asked what their goals were for the beginning of 2019. Their answer? They needed to identify all the stresses in their life. Read more

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I’m more of an introspective type of person than retrospective. As the year ends, however, it can’t hurt to talk about something we should all leave behind in 2018: insincere apologies. Read more

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