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“Haughty.”

“Arrogant.”

hese are all words used to characterize Veronica Harrington, one of the antagonists of Tyler Perry’s hit television drama “The Haves and the Have Nots.” However, when describing Angela Robinson, the actress who has taken on the dynamic role for four seasons, those words are far from what comes to mind. Though she deeply enjoys her time playing Veronica, Robinson explained that the character’s personality couldn’t be any more opposite from her own. “When I go out, people love to tell me about Veronica and how she just makes them so angry,” Robinson said. “I just smile and laugh because I love that they are so invested in the character. I tell them ‘We just look alike. We’re actually really different.’” Different they are indeed. Robinson, a graduate of

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“Maniacal.” “Selfish.”

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, and former Miss FAMU, has an undeniably warm spirit that has helped her successfully navigate through the demands of Broadway and Hollywood. When she returned to FAMU to address students, faculty, staff, alumni, retirees, and FAMU supporters as the 2015 Homecoming Convocation speaker, Robinson shared that warmth with excited Rattlers, greeting everybody she met with a smile, hug, and words of encouragement. During her speech, Robinson told the roaring crowd that her days on the Hill were some of the best of her life because she was surrounded by the people with whom she first began to dream — including her college roommate, actress and director T’Keyah Crystal Keymáh, known for her starring roles in “In Living 4

Profile for FAMU Communications

Spring 2016 A&M Magazine  

In this issue of A&M Magazine we tell the story of FAMU’s rich tradition of empowerment. Our cover story, “Planting Hope,” chronicles the...

Spring 2016 A&M Magazine  

In this issue of A&M Magazine we tell the story of FAMU’s rich tradition of empowerment. Our cover story, “Planting Hope,” chronicles the...