Director; Center for the Study of Race & Culture in Sports
Edward Robinson III
Office: Communication Center 107E
MA - Writing, Johns Hopkins University
BA - Journalism, The American University
Edward G. Robinson III is an award-winning sports journalist who has written for The Washington Post, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, The News & Observer in Raleigh and other newspapers. He is a Professor of Practice at Morgan State University, in Baltimore, Md., where he teaches writing and reporting courses. He is also Director of the SGJC Center for the Study of Race and Culture in Sports.
As part of his duties at the Center, he worked on a study commissioned by ESPN’s Undefeated, which resulted in a report written with his Morgan State colleagues, titled “Beating Opponents, Battling Belittlement: How African-American Female Athletes Use Community to Navigate Negative Images.” In 2022, he spearheaded the Center’s launch of the Black SoccerLab, a think tank concentrating on soccer in the African American community and African Diaspora.
He completed his first non-fiction book in 2014, partnering with N.C. Central University head coach, LeVelle Moton, as the co-author of The Worst Times Are the Best Times. The book tells the stories of Moton’s personal childhood experiences with a relatable and motivating perspective.
Robinson, 46, covered ACC college football and basketball as a beat reporter for The Raleigh News and Observer and has written about high school football, covered NCAA Final Fours and professional sports events.
In 2014, he won The Society of Professional Journalists’ Dateline Award for Excellence in Local Journalism for a story in the Washingtonian Magazine on NBA all-star John Wall. He also has won awards from The Associated Press Sports Editors, The N. C. Press Association, The News & Observer and the National Association of Black Journalists.
A native of Washington, D.C., Robinson grew up playing tennis, watching countless hours of basketball and attending D.C. Public Schools. He lives in his hometown with his wife and son.