"But seek ye first his kingdom, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." - Mathew 6:33
"My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I also will forget thy children." - Hosea 4:6
About Duwon Robinson
Duwon Robinson was born at Grady Hospital and was raised on Atlanta’s Westside, in the Bowen Homes Community.
He has seen the struggle — and been a part of the struggle. Seeing his people on the streets, seeing his people being killed, being raped, and being railroaded, seeing them drop out of school — Duwon is no longer willing to watch his peoples’ lives be thrown away.
To save the lives of the people in his community, Duwon Robinson is running for City Council District 9 in the Tuesday November 5th, election.
Duwon attended private schools from kindergarten to 5th grade in the Bowen Homes Community. He went to junior high school at Ralph J. Bunche Middle School, and achieved his high school diploma at Frederick Douglass High School at the age of sixteen.
He attended Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD, and graduated with a B.A. in Political Science.
Upon graduating from high school, Duwon was highly recommended for selection into the United States Navy, from his Navy ROTC performance at Frederick Douglass High School. However, he declined the opportunity after some consideration. Instead, he worked in the United States Postal Service in Atlanta before going to college, and played “serious sports” in tournaments across the diverse communities of Atlanta. Some know the City Councilman Candidate as Duvwon by his difficult spelling of his name and some know him as Duwon “Mooley” however you know him Once you have met him you will never forget him.
Although accepted into law school during his senior year at Morgan State University, Duwon declined that opportunity as well, upon consideration, and instead accepted an offer to be a sports agent. He spent several years working at the national level of professional sports, and continues to be involved with young athletes in their aspirations to build professional athletic careers.
Early Training In Civil Rights and Campaigning
Duwon considers the years while he was growing up as a teenager, working for Hosea Williams, as a critical factor in his development, molding him for his life’s work.
He revered and studied Hosea, and adopted Hosea’s methods and principles. He marched with the great Civil Rights leader, alongside his family members and other community leaders, throughout the MLK Day parades. During those teenage years, Duwon found what his mission in life would be when he got older.
As he “grew up”, working in the campaigns of Maynard Jackson, Andrew Young, Bill Campbell, and Hosea Williams, Duwon learned what “hard work” was all about.
Community Heart and Vision
Known for his generosity in helping the members of his community, in feeding the homeless, and in addressing situations needing urgent attention, Duwon Robinson has a special commitment to children’s issues and needs.
My greatest desire is to see the children of Atlanta – especially those in District 9 – have a better quality of life.
I would like to see high-end grocery stores and farmer’s markets in District 9, better dental and health providers in District 9, and fewer liquor stores and “junk food” restaurants in District 9, improving the lives of children and their families. We need a high quality of education for every child, in a learning environment that ensures every child achieves their highest dreams.
In short, Duwon Robinson can see District 9 becoming: “The Center Piece of Atlanta”.
When you come to the point when you are ready to die for what you believe in then that’s when the fight becomes bigger than you and change can happen. The generation is not a failure, those who failed to educate the generation are those who have failed. Let no one tell you that you are a failure: Anything is Possible! – Duwon Robinson
30 But if God doth so clothe the grass of the field, which to-day is, and to-morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?
31 Be not therefore anxious, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
32 For after all these things do the Gentiles seek; for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
33 But seek ye first his kingdom, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
34 Be not therefore anxious for the morrow: for the morrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
Duwon “Mooley” Robinson recently committed his leadership to partnering with non-profit Project Seraphim Inc., founded by First Lady Gail Sutton of Jackson Memorial Baptist Church located at 534 Fairburn Road, Atlanta, Georgia.
This make up of this organization consist of a group of parents, educators, and community leaders committed to revitalizing fundamental education reform, breaking the cycle of poverty and ensuring the success and long-term well-being of the family.
Its not by chance that this union was formed between these 2 respected leaders. First Lady Gail Sutton was in search for a positive male role model that community children and young adults could relate to and adults and elders of the community believe in.
Duwon represents new community leadership. Leadership that will no longer just talk about the impact that one can make, but implement the plan of action to see that his words becomes his work.
“In my life, I have been labeled a statistic, ran into trouble with the law in which warranted my arrest, like most Guys who grow up in what we call Project Communities I had some Friends who Sold Drugs who used Drugs etc. and I made some poor decisions by hanging around them not knowing what the outcome would but only by the Grace of God I have Never been Convicted. So through my Life Experience I know what goes on in the Mind of These young Men out here not only in District 9 but all over America, so it is my Duty as a Man 1st to try an Establish Family Value back in the Household. However, today I am a loving father, at piece with where my life has brought me, stand proud to say that I am fighting for a better Future for the communities in which raised me.
Even though I am Running for City Council and has a College Degree I am Still looked at as a statistic, but as a young man that has over come troubles in life I will not allow my past to dictate my future”.