Angela Robinson Embraces HBCU Roots

by Penny Dickerson

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Angela Robinson is one of Florida’s home-grown jewels. The Jacksonville-native proved her star quality early-on in the role of “Shug Avery” in the national tour and Broadway run of The Color Purple, and is currently cast as Veronica Harrington, “The Ice Queen,” in Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have Nots —the No. 1 scripted show on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network which is now in its fifth season.

But before she shimmied on stages or spewed insults as the fiery Harrington, Robinson established firm roots as a graduate of Florida A&M University (FAMU) where her parents, Maryland and William James Robinson, also earned degrees, and h­­­­­er father started the campus ROTC program.

For the full article, pick up the November/December 2017 issue of ONYX

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