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Amelia Robinson

Blogger and reporter Amelia Robinson is a native of Cleveland where she learned all about sarcasm and aircraft repair as a student at the now closed Aviation High School. The graduate of Ohio University's E.W. Scripp School of Journalism joined the Dayton Daily News staff in 2000 after a three-year stint at the Mansfield News Journal.  She writes about dining, nightlife, entertainment and lifestyle in the Dayton area. Robinson serves as president of the Greater Dayton Association of Black Journalists, serves on the Dayton Sister City Committee, Boonshoft Museum of Discovery’s Associate Board and is a member of the Junior League of Dayton.  Robinson writes the wildly popular Smart Mouth column featured in Saturday's Dayton Daily News.

Latest from Amelia Robinson

Nope, not doing that

Posted: 3 days ago

With 300 and I can’t count days to go, I declare 2017 a success. Believe it or not, I’ve achieved all of those pesky resolutions I set in 2017. Ummm, I didn’t set any pesky resolutions. I wouldn’t have lost 150 pounds or grown 48 inches taller anyway. And there was only a very fat chance I would become a rich microbiologist...
Dayton rock legend in healthcare fight
 A Dayton rocker legend has lent her voice to the fight for Obamacare.  Kelley Deal, the lead guitarist of R. Ring and the famed band the Breeders, appeared in Washington D.C. this Monday with Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell and other musicians to talk about the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare...

Posted: 3 days ago

A Dayton rocker legend has lent her voice to the fight for Obamacare.  Kelley Deal, the lead guitarist of R. Ring and the famed band the Breeders, appeared in Washington D.C. this Monday with Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell and other musicians to talk about the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare...
Dayton native interviews Oprah for TV special 
 Kimberly Brooks says it all started when Oprah told her “yes.” The Englewood-raised, Dayton native said her life was forever changed for the better when Oprah Winfrey, a media mogul and one of the world’s most well-known people, agreed to take her to the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in 2007. Then a low-on-the-totem...

Posted: 3 days ago

Kimberly Brooks says it all started when Oprah told her “yes.” The Englewood-raised, Dayton native said her life was forever changed for the better when Oprah Winfrey, a media mogul and one of the world’s most well-known people, agreed to take her to the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in 2007. Then a low-on-the-totem...
Brock Turner

Posted: 4 days ago

Dayton social media reacts to paper's Brock Turner cover
 Dayton City Paper has sparked conversation and debate with the cover on its latest edition.  The cover features a photo of Brock Turner, the former Oakwood and Stanford University swimmer convicted of sex crimes last year, under the newspaper’s banner, Dayton City Paper.  A Facebook post circulating has the cover adjusted ...

Posted: 4 days ago

Dayton City Paper has sparked conversation and debate with the cover on its latest edition.  The cover features a photo of Brock Turner, the former Oakwood and Stanford University swimmer convicted of sex crimes last year, under the newspaper’s banner, Dayton City Paper.  A Facebook post circulating has the cover adjusted ...
3 new businesses coming to one of Dayton’s hottest neighborhoods
 Just like that, St. Anne’s Hill is very hot.  Three new businesses have recently been announced for the historic district east of the Oregon Business District, which is anchored by Fifth Street BrewPub. Here are three reasons to be excited about St. Anne’s Hill.  Plans call for the former residential property, left,...

Posted: 5 days ago

Just like that, St. Anne’s Hill is very hot.  Three new businesses have recently been announced for the historic district east of the Oregon Business District, which is anchored by Fifth Street BrewPub. Here are three reasons to be excited about St. Anne’s Hill.  Plans call for the former residential property, left,...
Wilberforce grad one of the ‘Hidden Figures’ who helped launch John Glenn into space
 A local grad helped launch John Glenn into space, and helped America catch up to the Soviet Union.  Dorothy Vaughan, a 1929 graduate of Wilberforce University, is among three African-American woman portrayed in the new film “Hidden Figures.” Octavia Spencer plays Vaughan in the film based on a book by the same name by...

Posted: 5 days ago

A local grad helped launch John Glenn into space, and helped America catch up to the Soviet Union.  Dorothy Vaughan, a 1929 graduate of Wilberforce University, is among three African-American woman portrayed in the new film “Hidden Figures.” Octavia Spencer plays Vaughan in the film based on a book by the same name by...