Stephanie Robinson

Stephanie Robinson
President and CEO of The Jamestown Project, a national think tank focusing on democracy. She is a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School and former Chief Counsel to Senator Edward M. Kennedy. Robinson is a nationally recognized expert on issues relating to social policy, women, race, family, and electoral politics. She was featured as one of the 30 Young Leaders of the Future in Ebony Magazine and was profiled in the book As I Am: Young African American Women in a Critical Age, by Julian Okwu. Robinson is a frequent speaker expressing her views in countless media outlets including the Associated Press, The Washington Post, and NPR. She delivers analysis on topics including faith and policy, the War in Iraq, and political participation and voting trends of African Americans and women. Robinson has been instrumental in her work with The Covenant with Black America – the New York Times bestselling book, contributing to the Covenant In Action, the Covenant Curriculum Manual, and Our Foundational Covenant: Strengthening the Family. She also spent time in Nairobi, Kenya where she served as a Member of the Committee for Constitutional reform and assisted in drafting Kenya’s Model Constitution. She was also a Member of President Clinton’s first Mission to Africa regarding children orphaned by AIDS. Robinson, a magna cum laud graduate of the University of Maryland and the Harvard Law School, is a native of Steubenville, Ohio. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband, son, and their dog Niche’.

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Emerging Sheroes

Well we’ve come to the final day of Black History Month, as usual, that was quick. And since it’s the last day of our favorite…

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Punishment & Crime

Well, unfortunately I feel compelled to talk about the subject of violence today. With the constant murders in Chicago—and the fact that today is the…

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Acting White

So, this whole ‘acting white’ thing has been in the news again. The theory started in the 1980s that African-American youth equate academic success or…

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Black History

Well, our favorite month starts tomorrow and in 2013, Black History Month has special significance because of two important anniversaries. This year, we celebrate the…

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Scandalous Politics

Well guys, it’s been a political week. President Obama was inaugurated and sworn in for the second and now he’s working to define his legacy.…

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No Place Like Home

So, today I’m going to talk about my hometown, where I still have many family and friends. Unfortunately, my hometown has recently been all over…

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Life After Life

So after last week’s commentary on the recent tragedies in the NFL, the subject I most wanted to avoid this week is death. Sadly, the…