Rhonda "Ro" Moore

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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Recently, a radio station pulled “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” from rotation because the lyrics upset a few listeners. Other stations followed suit and now the #MeToo campaign against sexual assault and rape is being blamed for the uproar. Read more

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It’s up to all of us to make our representatives act right and work to meet our needs at every stage of the process. Read more

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The version of freethinking West subscribes to is rooted in willful ignorance and a disdain toward the educated. Read more

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Since it’s still the age of false equivalence—where anti-blackness campaigns once again masquerade as mere social commentary and debate—I think it’s a good time for a chat. Read more

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Well, America ’murica’d again and while we all watched in dismay, 45 was too busy dragging toilet paper around behind him in public. Read more

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I have a chronic condition that likes to rear its head and wreak havoc on my life a few times a month. Read more

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Rodney Anderson Jr. had a moment of realization watching Game of Thrones. “All I’ve seen us as is pirates and slaves.” He wondered, “why isn’t there a great house of people with a more ethnic point of origin?” Read more

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Don’t get me wrong. I whole-heartedly believe we need fresh ideas, new voices and truly civic-minded representatives. However, I don’t agree that just anyone deserves a seat at the table when they can’t even identify the place settings. Read more

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San Diego Comic-Con [SDCC] has officially ended. My feet are so very over tennis shoes and my local bookstore, once again, exists solely as a brick and mortar. Read more

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Nerds of color aren’t unicorns by any means, but it’s entirely possible to spend SDCC without any real face time. Read more


One of the most powerful tools people have is being able to gather in numbers to defend themselves. Read more

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When asked why put on InterGalactiCon (IGC) in San Diego, Kirk pointed to pent up frustrations due to how many people don’t get to go to SDCC. Read more


After a month of incidents exposing (finally) just how frequently living-while-being-Black means dealing with white folks intent on depriving us of the right to breathe without permission, I’m past tired of white people acting a damn fool. Read more

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I’ve recently watched a bloodletting happening in the Black nerd community on social media as a prominent figure faced a reckoning with the very people she leveraged to build her business in the first place. Read more

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The publishing world heavily influences what “diversity” and “representation” look like, not only on the written page but in all of pop culture. Read more


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Who is she? A writing coach and writer living in San Diego. Read more

People of the Year


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Every time I’m tempted to look for a new place to migrate, I catch a movie outside in October, put on flip-flops in December, find a new jazz group to catch live, or sit outside on a hillside watching the city lights in the warm rain. Read more

Best of San Diego


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Do we need a television series with a dystopian America in which a Confederate nation legally practices slavery uninterrupted to modern day as its backdrop? Read more

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