Jamiel Robinson is a busy man who is trying to make a difference in the community, but someday he hopes to live up to the example set by his grandfather.
Robinson said that, before the properties were sold in 2005 by his uncle, his grandfather, Ronald Robinson, practically owned the block of Division Avenue south of Wealthy Street that was anchored by his Robinson Barber Shop.
His grandfather lived a too-short life, dying at the age of 47. That age gives Robinson a date to meet his goals.
“By the time I’m 47, I’d like to match what he did,” Robinson said.
“My success is matching what he did,” he added, “but when you do what you love, it’s not an end goal.”
Ladies and gentlemann get ready for an informative conversation with the CEO of Grand Rapids Area Black Business, Mr. Jamiel Robinson!