By Vernon M. Herron
Dr. Edward W. Robinson, Jr. of Philadelphia, PA passed on Wednesday June 13, 2012. While he was a long time mentor of mine, he was an educator, an Attorney, a historian, an author, a producer, an entrepreneur, a friend, and a fraternal brother as well, who wrote the “Foreward” page of the Herron Speaks collection of the 100 blog postings.
“Brother Ed’s” influence and writings can be seen in blogs 10 and 24 when he describes the life and times of Queen Charlotte, and how Mecklenburg County and the city of Charlotte got their names and his description of the Medulla Oblongata Overlay.
Philadelphia Tribune’s staff writer Bobbie Booker reports that “for generations, Robinson was directed toward one goal, to effect a positive change of attitude toward the ancestral value of people of African descent by the total world society through dramatically exposing the beauty, grandeur and sophistication of an Ancient Egypt and the Songhai Empire.”
Another said, “his intellectual capacity was overwhelming including his knowledge of the true contribution and history of all peoples, especially Africans in the Diaspora which was encyclopedic.”
At age 80, brother Ed produced a “tri-Racial comparative time line” which was commissioned by the National Keystone Mercy Health Corporation. “Black Rhapsody” was his noble piece according to author Charles L. Blockson.
At age 94, brother Robinson departed this life, leaving behind Harriett, his beloved AKA wife of 41 years, as well as many friends and brothers.
Let it be said with brotherly love, “To God be the glory.”