Author, African American History For Dummies. Black Pop Culture/TV/History Expertista. Travelista. Lifestylista. Carista.
Ronda Racha Penrice is an Atlanta-based writer/editor who has covered arts & entertainment for over 20 years. Her work has been seen in a wide range of publications including Ebony, Essence, Emmy Magazine, NPR, Creative Loafing and more. The Columbia University alum has served as Associate Editor for Rap Pages and Upscale Magazines, been the Atlanta Regional Editor and Deputy Editor for UPTOWN Magazine and served as a television columnist for both AOL Black Voices and EBONYJET.com. Currently the Chicago native is a contributor to Urban News Service, which syndicates to over 150 Black-oriented publications. Penrice, who pursued graduate work in Southern Studies at the University of Mississippi, is the author of African American History For Dummies. In addition, the former L.A. film publicist has shared her cultural expertise with a number of broadcast media outlets, including several radio stations like WVON in Chicago, WURD in Philadelphia and WAOK in Atlanta, as well as appeared on CNN, MSNBC and TV One, among others. She has traveled to nearly 30 countries, including seven in Africa, and most of the United States. In addition, she loves cars and is prone to road trips.