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The award-winning publication, Successful Black Parenting™ is not about skin color, but is about cultural differences. We recognize the importance of Black children internationally seeing themselves on the covers and in the pages of magazines to empower them toward a successful future.

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Successful Black Parenting, the first national magazine for Black parents, was established in 1993 as a print publication by founders Janice Robinson-Celeste, MBA and Marta Sánchez, Ph.D. and they brought it back in 2017 online.

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You may often hear the phrase, “Support Black Businesses,” and yes, it helps to do so but one type of Black business that is starting to boom is children’s literature that features Black main characters and that is written and published by Black authors. Yes, buy Black books by Black authors and publishers! Successful Black […]

Black Children’s Books You Don’t Know About — Yet!

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It’s Black History Month and although we celebrate it 365 days a year, this month we are all going to be Blackity Black, Black, Black. Successful Black Parenting magazine will feature 29 Days of Black History Month with facts that will interest not only you but your children as well. Share these facts with them […]

29 Days of Black History

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There is no doubt that when the tragedy of Kobe Bryant’s death along with his daughter and friends happened, parents everywhere hugged their children a little tighter. I used to worry about the fact that I had my daughter after age 40. I asked myself if I was being selfish. Like, why would I take […]

The Kobe Effect: Life Is Not Promised From A 40+ Mom

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We officially celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday on January 15th. Most children learn about his, I Have A Dream speech and that he was a champion for civil rights but what they really should know is that in all of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s greatness, he was just a normal child, just like them. […]

10 Lil’ Known Facts About MLK, Jr. Every Kid Needs To Know

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It’s flu season and here’s what you need to know to keep your child healthy and well. Our publisher and host, Janice Robinson-Celeste interviewed Dr. Sylvia Owusu-Ansah, a pediatric emergency medicine physician who works at a Children’s Hospital in Western Pennsylvania, which serves 80-100,000 children through their emergency department about the Novel Coronavirus and the flu. Stay well out there!

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Black doctor writes a book for his son to get interested in the field of medicine called, “Doc 2 Doc.” “I woke up one morning and wanted my kids to read a book about Black boys interested in something other than sports. I thought it’d be nice for them to read about kids interested in science & medicine.

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A 2015 NBC News poll revealed that 72% of African American parents feel that their kids will face more problems growing up than they did when they were children. Not much has changed.

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This article is part of the “Raising Resilient Kids” series – a partnership with the RESilience Initiative of the American Psychological Association. Each article features science-informed tips and resources for African American parents on how to build resilience in our kids.How do you feel when you read these quotes, especially if you are a Black […]

Building Up Our Brown Skin Girls: Why We Should Talk To Our Black Girls About Colorism

Little did Mekhi’s mother expect Shaquille O’Neal to respond to her 8-year-old son’s request for a pizza after seeing Shaq delivering pizzas on a commercial. Shaq responded and the pizza company did the rest and made this young boy believe that anything is possible.

Pizza Dreams: Shaquille O’Neal Surprises Young Boy

This article is part of the “Raising Resilient Kids” series – a partnership with the RESilience Initiative of the American Psychological Association. Each article features science-informed tips and resources for African American parents on how to build resilience in our kids.People come to America from all over the world, bringing with them their cultures, traditions, […]

Immigrant Parents, American Children: Raising Black Children in a Home Away from Home

I hear it all of the time from working parents about how difficult it is to take off from work to check on their children at school and their statement is valid. If your off from work then you’re tired. But, if you have to pick just one event to meet your child’s teacher, go […]

Get Involved In Your Child’s School Your Way

Congratulations! You got a new job. You’re expecting new income but yet you don’t feel like celebrating as much as you should. Why not? Because now that you’ve accepted the new position with higher pay, your responsibilities have increased on the job. Typically, that means longer hours or being much more accessible than you were […]

Child Care Anxiety is REAL! Here Is How To Have A Peace-Of-Mind

This is a first in “Raising Resilient Kids” series – a partnership with the RESilience Initiative of the American Psychological Association. Each article features science-informed tips and resources for African American parents on how to build resilience in our kids.Empirical studies and popular media show clear evidence for the presence of racial bias and discrimination […]

Is Your Teen Racially And Culturally Comfortable At School?

It may only be one time a year that everybody is able to get together but somehow everybody posing for a pic with the same t-shirt makes a memory that most just don’t forget.

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One of our favorite things going into the new year is the Hip Hop Diaper Bag with graffiti print. Dads often complain about carrying a diaper bag that looks like a diaper bag or moms complain that doctor bags don’t have enough style. The Hip Hop Diaper Bag has both style and function.

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Puzzle Huddle creates puzzles with images of Black children achieving in STEM-related fields and more. Promoting a positive self-image in children is essential for their success as they grow into productive adults. Surround your children with positive toys to combat negative stereotypes and images that are recycled in the media. Matthew Goins, the founder of Puzzle […]

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Successful Black Parenting is proud to announce that we are bringing our readers more researched-based content written by the members of the American Psychological Association’s (APA) RESilience Initiative, which provides resources to parents and caregivers for promoting the strength, health, and well-being of children and youth of color. We will also feature their members who have contributed articles to Successful Black Parenting on our BackTalk podcast. Learn more about the RESilience Initiative at www.apa.org/res.

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