Journalist, Author & Co-Founder/President,
African American Film Critics Association

Gil L. Robertson IV is co-founder and President of the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA), the premier body of Black film critics in the world that produces the annual AAFCA Awards, an important event on the Hollywood Awards Calendar. Robertson is a veteran journalist with more than 50 national magazine covers to his credit. He is also a regular contributor to The African American Almanac (Gale Press), and the author of Writing as a Tool of Empowerment, a resource book for aspiring journalists.  .As an editor, he is responsible for 3 successful anthologies, Where Did Our Love Go: Love and Relationships in the African American Community (2013), Family Affair: What it Means to be African American Today (2008), selected as “Pick of the Week” by Publisher’s Weekly and the classic Not in My Family: AIDS in the African American Community (2006), the latter two nominated for NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Nonfiction. His first Children’s book, Great African American Political Leaders (Just Us Books) was released in 2016.

Robertson is often seen on popular TV talk shows sharing his expertise on entertainment and social issues. He also frequently lectures for college and corporate audiences. 

A Los Angeles native, Robertson earned a B.A. degree in Political Science from Cal State Los Angeles. He serves on the Board for the Geena Davis Institute and California Humanities. Additionally, he’s a member of the National Press Club, The National Association of Black Journalists, The National Academy of Recording Arts & Science, The National Academy of Television Arts and Science and MPAA.