As a scholar, Robinson was professor of African Studies at the University of Massachusetts, BA, and Senior Fellow at the University’s Center for Development and Democracy under the John W. McCormack Institute.
In 1997, Robinson founded the LHR International Group, Inc., a political policy consulting firm specializing in the analysis of U.S. foreign policy for the heads of state and foreign ministers of African and Asian nations. In 2001, he founded The Africa Society as a direct outgrowth of the historic National Summit on Africa. The Summit held a historic conference on Africa in Washington, D.C. from February 16-20, 2000, which involved the participation of several continental Africans and over 8,000 Americans from every state including President Bill Clinton. With a grant from the Ford Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation of New York, The Africa Society was established with the prime goal of educating all Americans about Africa.
Robinson was the author of several articles and publications and served on a number of boards. He has been listed in the Who’s Who in America publication since 1985.
Leonard H. Robinson, Jr. passed away on July 25, 2006 after a sudden complication caused by a kidney stone. He’s survived by his two daughters – Kemberley Robinson and Rani Robinson.