GIL L. ROBERTSON IV
Gil L. Robertson IV is one of America’s foremost authorities on African American pop culture. As a journalist, author, lecturer and media consultant, he is responsible for literary works and intellectual properties that provide platforms for social change and personal growth.
Robertson is the editor of the bestselling anthologies Family Affair: What it Means to be African American Today, (selected as “Pick of the Week” by Publisher’s Weekly) . and the 2006 release, Not in My Family: AIDS in the African American Community, both nominated for NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Nonfiction. He is also the author of Writing as a Tool of Empowerment, a resource book for aspiring journalists, and is a regular contributor to The African American Almanac (Gale Press). Robertson latest anthology, Where Did Our Love Go: Essays on Love & Relationships in the African American Community will be released at the top of 2013 (February), to be followed by his first Children’s book, Great African American Political Leaders (Just Us Books) that will be released in the fall.
On television, Robertson has shared his expertise on topical issues for numerous shows that includes: CNN, HLN, MSNBC, E Entertainment, National Public Radio and the Tavis Smiley Show. He is also a popular national lecturer who’s speaks on issues that impact professional growth strategies and personal development.
Robertson is a co-founder and President of the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA), the leading body of Black American film critics. He is also the founder of the Robertson Treatment’s Media Workshop, an annual journalism initiative presented at the Auburn Avenue Research Library in Atlanta, GA and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York, NY.
Robertson earned a B.A. degree in Political Science from Cal State Los Angeles. He is the founder and editor of the nationally syndicated Arts & Lifestyle column, the Robertson Treatment. Now in its 15th year, the column appears in 30 newspapers across the country boasting a readership in excess of 2 million. He is a professional member of the National Press Club, The National Association of Black Journalists, The National Academy of Recording Arts & Science, The National Academy of Television Arts and Science and The Motion Picture Academy.
Robertson is currently producing two documentaries based on his earlier works and is also an executive producer of the soon to be televised AAFCA Awards.