One of 13 children, Robinson grew up poor and black in Eastern N.C. After a stint in the Marines he became a political consultant and activist, founding the Conyers Institute of Public Policy. It advises progressive political campaigns and works to expand the electorate in minority communities. A subsidiary, #ALLACTION engages in community organizing, protests, civil disobedience and strategic advocacy planning. He has appeared on Democracy Now!, Al-Jazeera, NPR, Fox and ABC and has written columns for The Village Celebration and Arkansas Talks and is a regular guest on The Village Celebration syndicated radio talk show. He lives in Florida.