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Oct 24th

Robyne Robinson: My She-ro

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Having a love for African American people is not politically correct in 2008. Everything seems to take precedence over a love for Black people. Yet Robyne Robinson, the only Black anchor in the state of Minnesota, doesn't seem to care. She just loves us. And she makes no apologies for it; her love just shines. Having a love for African American people is not politically correct in 2008. Everything seems to take precedence over a love for Black people. Yet Robyne Robinson, the only Black anchor in the state of Minnesota, doesn't seem to care. She just loves us. And she makes no apologies for it; her love just shines.

Pictured: Robyne Robinson and the author

I have always been in awe of Robyne Robinson. I had the privilege to travel with her to New Zealand and Australia in 1998. I was impressed with her ease in relating to people of African descent and her compassion and her ability to listen to the peoples' struggle and stories of sorrow and victory. She laughed, she cried and made it clear to the people "down under" that she cared.

WE WIN Institute has been offering Kwanzaa celebrations to the Twin Cities communities for the last fourteen years. WE WIN uses Kwanzaa as a way to highlight the successes of African American children. Robyne has freely worked with WE WIN to encourage, support and celebrate our youth. The only question she has ever asked of us is, where do we need her to be and what time? Ms. Robinson has extended herself with great love and great enthusiasm.
 

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