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

Diverse cast of Dayton kids taking on Cinderella and her glass slipper this weekend
 A glass slipper is going lead to a whole lot of magic near downtown this weekend.  Stivers School for the Arts is taking on Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” during shows Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students.   “It is a great story...

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A glass slipper is going lead to a whole lot of magic near downtown this weekend.  Stivers School for the Arts is taking on Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” during shows Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students.   “It is a great story...
The wait is over! Cafe is now open at new downtown Dayton library 
 This is news library guests won’t want to be quiet about. The wait is over for those who want baked goods and a cup of coffee with their books.  Table 33 has started serving food in its new location inside the Dayton Metro Library’s downtown branch at 215 E. Third St. The restaurant’s soft opening started this week...

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This is news library guests won’t want to be quiet about. The wait is over for those who want baked goods and a cup of coffee with their books.  Table 33 has started serving food in its new location inside the Dayton Metro Library’s downtown branch at 215 E. Third St. The restaurant’s soft opening started this week...
Driving Dayton dog trying to help its city crush Orlando, Aruba and Reno
 What’s better than a dog to do a pig’s work?  The Dayton Convention and Visitors Bureau is hoping that a pooch they’ve dubbed “Rocky the Wonder Dog” helps win a national Instagram video contest hosted by HelmsBriscoe, a company that connects meeting and conference planners with hotels and convention...

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What’s better than a dog to do a pig’s work?  The Dayton Convention and Visitors Bureau is hoping that a pooch they’ve dubbed “Rocky the Wonder Dog” helps win a national Instagram video contest hosted by HelmsBriscoe, a company that connects meeting and conference planners with hotels and convention...
A Dayton sandwich so good you’ll say: ‘Pork Lord, have mercy’
 A Dayton restaurant has three little piggies you are going to want battling the wolf in your belly.  Fifth Street Brewpub, 1600 E. Fifth St. in Dayton’s St. Anne’s Hill neighborhood, might be best known for its beer. But the kitchen brews up some delicious grub, too. >> Fifth Street Brewpub captures two golds...

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A Dayton restaurant has three little piggies you are going to want battling the wolf in your belly.  Fifth Street Brewpub, 1600 E. Fifth St. in Dayton’s St. Anne’s Hill neighborhood, might be best known for its beer. But the kitchen brews up some delicious grub, too. >> Fifth Street Brewpub captures two golds...
5 Dayton jingles you won’t be able to get out of your head
 There is catchy, and then there is catchy.  National companies might have the big bucks, but Dayton-area businesses have proved time and time again that they can be even more memorable on a much smaller budget.  Here are five of the catchiest jingles and slogans created for or by local companies, and are still being used in one...

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There is catchy, and then there is catchy.  National companies might have the big bucks, but Dayton-area businesses have proved time and time again that they can be even more memorable on a much smaller budget.  Here are five of the catchiest jingles and slogans created for or by local companies, and are still being used in one...
Wilberforce University thanks Beyoncé for donation with music video: Watch it here.
 A Dayton-area university chose a unique way to thank a music superstar who made a recent donation. Beyoncé announced on Monday that she is giving Wilberforce University $25,000 as part of her Homecoming Scholars Award Program through the singer’s BeyGOOD initiative. Beyoncé will also give $25,000 to Tuskegee University...

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A Dayton-area university chose a unique way to thank a music superstar who made a recent donation. Beyoncé announced on Monday that she is giving Wilberforce University $25,000 as part of her Homecoming Scholars Award Program through the singer’s BeyGOOD initiative. Beyoncé will also give $25,000 to Tuskegee University...
This former NFL player is tackling Dayton community problems head-on
 While most of his peers were pondering parties and first jobs, then University of Cincinnati student LaVar Glover had his eyes set on an NFL career and registering his 15-year-old brother in high school.  Glover, a Jefferson High School graduate raised partly in Residence Park, said it was helping his younger brother James...

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While most of his peers were pondering parties and first jobs, then University of Cincinnati student LaVar Glover had his eyes set on an NFL career and registering his 15-year-old brother in high school.  Glover, a Jefferson High School graduate raised partly in Residence Park, said it was helping his younger brother James...
Beyoncé donates $100,000 to historically black colleges in four states
 After headlining Coachella music festival over the weekend, Beyoncé announced a major donation to four historically black colleges in four states. The internationally-recognized superstar is giving $25,000 each to Tuskegee University in Alabama, Bethune-Cookman University in Florida, Xavier University of Louisiana and Wilberforce...

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After headlining Coachella music festival over the weekend, Beyoncé announced a major donation to four historically black colleges in four states. The internationally-recognized superstar is giving $25,000 each to Tuskegee University in Alabama, Bethune-Cookman University in Florida, Xavier University of Louisiana and Wilberforce...
JUST IN: ‘Too much competition’ forces Miamisburg restaurant to close
 The owner of a Miamisburg restaurant said stiff competition is one of the reasons he decided to close his doors permanently.  “It is too much competition. Since we opened, there are at least 30 restaurants in a short driving distance,” Dennis Williams of the Dark Horse Tavern, 209 Byers Road, told this news...

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The owner of a Miamisburg restaurant said stiff competition is one of the reasons he decided to close his doors permanently.  “It is too much competition. Since we opened, there are at least 30 restaurants in a short driving distance,” Dennis Williams of the Dark Horse Tavern, 209 Byers Road, told this news...
Beyoncé — yes, THAT Beyoncé — is giving this local university $25K. Here's why.
 A local university will be richer,  thanks to Queen Bey.  Internationally-known singer Beyoncé announced today that she will give $25,000 each to Tuskegee University, Bethune-Cookman University, Xavier University of Louisiana and our very own Wilberforce University. The Homecoming Scholars Award Program for the 2018-2019...

Posted: 3 days ago

A local university will be richer,  thanks to Queen Bey.  Internationally-known singer Beyoncé announced today that she will give $25,000 each to Tuskegee University, Bethune-Cookman University, Xavier University of Louisiana and our very own Wilberforce University. The Homecoming Scholars Award Program for the 2018-2019...