Professor Devin A. Robinson is a Pulitzer prize-winning newspaper columnist, social activist, author, and an Economics Professor at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, Georgia and the Founder of Going Against the Grain Group. Devin is a native of the United States Virgin Islands and the great-great grandson of a runaway slave. He joined the U.S. Army at age 17 after being offered an ultimatum by a juvenile court judge following a string of felony charges he was facing and a near-death police brutality incident. Academically astute but socially dysfunctional, Professor Devin possessed a unique blend of street smarts and book sense. Professor Devin A. Robinson, an Airborne Paratrooper, completed his service as a highly decorated Non-Commissioned and received an honorable discharge from the U.S. Army in 1998.
Since then, Professor Devin A. Robinson has made countless speaking appearances for topics such as parenting, business, motivation, leadership, and the black reconciliation. He has shared the stage with Judge Greg Mathis, Actor Danny Glover, Reverend Jeremiah Wright, Reverend Al Sharpton, and other top national leaders. He is the author of 7 books. Two of his most popular titles are, “Blacks: From the Plantation to the Prison” and “Rebuilding the Black Infrastructure: Making America a Colorless Nation”. Professor Devin’s unforgettable speeches leave attendees with energy, inspiration, and provoked thoughts.
His appearance in the straight to DVD Documentary, “The Black Hair”, and authoring the best-selling book, “Taking it Back: How to Become a Successful Black Beauty Supply Store Owner” earned him an appearance in Ebony magazine in 2008 as a Beauty Supply Ambassador, an industry he continues to work helping Blacks become owners of Beauty Supply Stores. Soon after, he Founded Beauty Retailing University. Devin continues to write a column for the Daily News newspaper since 2003. His book “Rebuilding the Black Infrastructure” answers the questions of “What Should the Black Community Do Next?”
Professor Devin A. Robinson has appeared on many regional and national news outlets to include, CBS, WSB, Fox, NPR Radio, XM Radio and more. He makes frequent lectures at Universities across the country. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and a Masters Degree in Business Administration. Devin A. Robinson is currently earning a Doctoral Degree in Business Marketing, with knowledge he uses to empower people and hold businesses accountable for their actions.