Eugene Robinson Bio, Age, Wife, MSNBC, Books And The Washington Post


Eugene Robinson Biography

Eugene Harold Robinson better known as Eugene Robinson is an American newspaper columnist and also an associate editor of The Washington Post.

He was born on 12th March 1954 in Orangeburg, Soth Carolina and used to go to school at Orangeburg Wilkinson High School. He was one of a handful of black students on a previously all-white campus. Before he graduated from the University of Michigan in 1974, he was the first African-American co-editor-in-chief of The Michigan Daily.

He was a mid-career Nieman Fellow at Harvard University during the 1987-1988 academic year. His columns now are syndicated to 262 newspapers by The Washington Post Writers Group. He won a Pulitzer Prize back in 2009 and he was later elected into the Pulitzer Prize Board in 2011.

He served as the chairman from 2017-2018. He is also the chief political analyst in both NBC News and MSNBC. He is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and also a board member of the International Women’s Media Foundation(IWMF).

Eugene Robinson

Eugene Robinson

Eugene Robinson Age

He was born on 12th March 1954 in Orangeburg, Soth Carolina. He is 65 years old as of 2019.

Eugene Robinson Wife

He is married to Avis C. Robinson.

Eugene Robinson Height

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Eugene Robinson Salary

He earns a total of $ 78, 000 per month.

Eugene Robinson Net Worth

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He began his career in 1976 at the San Francisco Chronicle and his early assignment included the trial of publishing heiress Patty Hearst. In 1980, he joined The Washington Post where he worked his way through the ranks. He started as a city hall reporter at the paper.

He was then promoted to the assistant city editor. He was also a South America correspondent based in Buenos Aires, Argentina; London bureau chief; foreign editor; and, most recently, the assistant managing editor of the paper’s Style section.

In 2005, he began writing columns for the opinion page of the paper. He also writes a twice a week column on politics and culture. He also conducts a weekly online conversation with readers. He also appears frequently as a liberal political analyst on MSNBC cable network.

He appears on several programs such as Morning Joe, PoliticsNation with Al Sharpton, The Rachel Maddow Show, The Ed Show, Hardball with Chris Matthews, and Countdown with Keith Olbermann.

He is also a panelist on NBC’s public affairs program, Meet the Press. He received a Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 2009 in recognition of his columns that focused on then-Senator Barack Obama in the context of his first presidential campaign.

Eugene Robinson Books

He has written the following books;

  • Panthers Rising: How the Carolina Panthers Roared to the Super Bowl—and Why They’ll Be Back!
  • Win Anyway: The Official Coach and Player’s Guide
  • Disintegration: The Splintering of Black America
  • Last Dance in Havana
  • Coal to Cream
  • Diary of a Super Bowl season
  • It takes endurance

Eugene Robinson Panthers Rising

In 2010, the Carolina Panthers hit rock bottom–they were a 2-14 team that had become an NFL joke. But an extraordinary turnaround over the next five years culminated in a 15-1 record in 2015 and a berth in Super Bowl 50.

Fueled by charismatic quarterback Cam Newton and a host of other big personalities, the Panthers staked their place in NFL history. Panthers Rising is the inside story of this remarkable turnaround. Author Scott Fowler has covered the Panthers for The Charlotte Observer since the team’s inception in 1995.

He writes from an insider’s perspective about what really led to Newton’s rise to NFL Most Valuable Player and the controversies that surrounded the best season the quarterback has ever played. Head coach Ron Rivera, a linebacker on the legendary 1985 Chicago Bears, told his players all season to let their personalities shine through like that squad once did 30 years earlier.

Carolina responded with a 14-game winning streak to open the season and an unprecedented run through the NFC playoffs. Based on exclusive interviews with many Panthers stars and Fowler’s behind-the-scenes access to the team, Panthers Rising is the inside story of the Panthers’ rise to the NFL’s elite.

Title Panthers Rising: How the Carolina Panthers Roared to the Super Bowl–And Why They’ll Be Back!
Author Scott Fowler
Contributor Eugene Robinson
Publisher Triumph Books, 2016
ISBN 1629373125, 9781629373126
Length of 304 pages

Eugene Robinson Disintegration: The Splintering of Black America

“There was a time when there were agreed-upon ‘black leaders,’ when there was a clear ‘black agenda,’ when we could talk confidently about ‘the state of black America’—but not anymore.” —from Disintegration

The African American population in the United States has always been seen as a single entity: a “Black America” with unified interests and needs. In his groundbreaking book, Disintegration, Pulitzer-Prize winning columnist Eugene Robinson argues that over decades of desegregation, affirmative action, and immigration, the concept of Black America has shattered. Instead of one black America, now there are four:

• a Mainstream middle-class majority with a full ownership stake in American society;

• a large, Abandoned minority with less hope of escaping poverty and dysfunction than at any time since Reconstruction’s crushing end;

• a small Transcendent elite with such enormous wealth, power, and influence that even white folks have to genuflect;

• and two newly Emergent groups—individuals of mixed-race heritage and communities of recent black immigrants—that make us wonder what “black” is even supposed to mean.

Robinson shows that the four black Americas are increasingly distinct, separated by demography, geography, and psychology. They have different profiles, different mindsets, different hopes, fears, and dreams. What’s more, these groups have become so distinct that they view each other with mistrust and apprehension. And yet all are reluctant to acknowledge division.

Disintegration offers a new paradigm for understanding race in America, with implications both hopeful and dispiriting. It shines a necessary light on debates about affirmative action, racial identity, and the ultimate question of whether the black community will endure.

Title Disintegration: The Splintering of Black America
Author Eugene Robinson
Edition reprint
Publisher Anchor Books, 2011
ISBN 0767929969, 9780767929967
Length of 254 pages

Eugene Robinson Last Dance in Havana

In power for forty-four years and counting, Fidel Castro has done everything possible to define Cuba to the world and to itself — yet not even he has been able to control the thoughts and dreams of his people.

Those thoughts and dreams are the basis for what may become a post-Castro Cuba. To more fully understand the future of America’s near neighbor, veteran reporter Eugene Robinson knew exactly where to look — or rather, to listen. In this provocative work, Robinson takes us on a sweaty, pulsating, and lyrical tour of a country on the verge of revolution, using its musicians as a window into its present and future.

Music is the mother’s milk of Cuban culture. Cubans express their fondest hopes, their frustrations, even their political dissent, through music. Most Americans think only of salsa and the Buena Vista Social Club when they think of the music of Cuba, yet those styles are but a piece of a broad musical spectrum.

Just as the West learned more about China after the Cultural Revolution by watching From Mao to Mozart, so will readers discover the real Cuba — the living, breathing, dying, yet striving Cuba.

Cuban music is both wildly exuberant and achingly melancholy. A thick stew of African and European elements, it is astoundingly rich and influential to have come from such a tiny island. From rap stars who defy the government in their lyrics to violinists and pianists who attend the world’s last Soviet-style conservatory to international pop stars who could make millions abroad yet choose to stay and work for peanuts, Robinson introduces us to unforgettable characters who happily bring him into their homes and backstage discussions.

Despite Castro’s attempts to shut down nightclubs, obstruct artists, and subsidize only what he wants, the musicians and dancers of Cuba cannot stop, much less behave. Cubans move through their complicated lives the way they move on the dance floor, dashing and darting and spinning on a dime, seducing joy and fulfillment and next week’s supply of food out of a broken system. Then at night they take to the real dance floors and invent fantastic new steps. Last Dance in Havana is heartwrenching, yet ultimately as joyous and hopeful as a rocking club late on a Saturday night.

Title Last Dance in Havana
Author Eugene Robinson
Publisher Simon and Schuster, 2012
ISBN 1439138095, 9781439138090
Length of 288 pages

Eugene Robinson Coal to Cream

Eugene Robinson didn’t expect to have his world turned upside down when he accompanied a group of friends and acquaintances to the beach at Ipanema in Rio de Janeiro one sunny afternoon. He had recently moved to South America as the news correspondent for the “Washington Post,” a position he had sought not only as an exciting professional challenge but also as a means of escape from the poisonous racial atmosphere in America’s cities, which he experienced firsthand as a reporter and editor covering city politics in Washington, D.C. Black and white wouldn’t matter so much, he thought, if he gave himself a little distance from the problem.

At first, Robinson saw Brazil as a racial paradise, where people of all hues and colors mingled together on the beaches, in the samba schools, and at “Carnaval.” But that day on the beach, his most basic assumptions about race were shattered when he was told that he didn’t have to be black in Brazil if he didn’t want to be.

The society looked at people through a broad spectrum of colors, ranging from “white” to “coffee with milk” to “after midnight,” and not as members of two rigidly defined races. Like most African Americans, Robinson had always recognized the existence of color gradations within the black community — the members of his own family span the entire range from coal to cream — but he never looked at color the same way after that encounter at Ipanema.

“Coal to Cream” is the story of Robinson’s personal exploration of race, color, identity, culture, and heritage, as seen through the America of his youth and South America he discovered, forging a new consciousness about himself, his people, and his country.

As he immersed himself in Brazilian culture, Robinson began to see that its focus on color and class — as opposed to race — presents problems of its own. Discrimination and inequality still exist, but without a sense of racial identity, the Brazilians lack the anger and vocabulary they need to attack or even describe such ills. Ultimately, Robinson came to realize that racial identity, what makes him not just an American but a “black” American, is a gift of great value — a shared language of history and experience — rather than the burden it had sometimes seemed.

A penetrating look at race relations in the United States and much of the rest of the hemisphere, “Coal to Cream” is both a personal memoir and a striking comment on the times in which we live. At a time when many are calling for the abandonment of racial identity, Robinson cautions that we should be careful what we wish for, lest we get it.

Title Coal to Cream: A Black Man’s Journey Beyond Color to an Affirmation of Race
Author Eugene Robinson
Edition illustrated
Publisher Free Press, 1999
Original from the University of Virginia
Digitized 7 Apr 2008
ISBN 0684857227, 9780684857220
Length of 271 pages

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