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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Hairy Health?

So, all of this hoopla over the hairdo of 16 year-old Olympic gymnastics champion Gabby Douglas this past week was pretty pathetic.       All…

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First Family

Needless to say, it’s been a pretty rough road for anyone African-American and famous named Jackson lately.       Not good at all.  In fact,…

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Red Bone and Blue Ivy

Sad to say, but the troubling issue of self-hatred in the African-American community is rearing its ugly head yet again. The internet has been aflame…

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Stop the Pop

Last year, you’ll recall, there was a big scandal involving Abercrombie & Fitch and their marketing of padded and push up bras and bikini tops…

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Free Speech?

The question I’m about to ask might raise a few eyebrows. Here it is: When it comes to issues of race, should we censor ourselves…

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Pastor or Pimp?

Well guys, as you well know, we, black folk, take our religion seriously.       That’s why when we hear about church leaders acting far-less-than-holy,…

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Enemy Within?

You know, I’d be lying if I didn’t admit to sometimes asking the question, “Are we our own worst enemy?”       I’ve recently seen…

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Racing Violence

A 14-year-old boy was eating pizza with his sister in a neighborhood in northern Chicago when a man fired shots into the pizzeria, hitting the…

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Stepping on Mother

This Sunday, of course, we celebrate the most wonderful human beings on earth—mothers, because, literally, none of us would be here without them. Mother’s Day…