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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.

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.

THE AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION'S (APA) RESilience Initiative

Successful Black Parenting, the first national print magazine for Black parents was established in 1993 in Philadelphia by its founders, Janice Robinson-Celeste, MBA and Marta Sánchez, Ph.D.  They relaunched the publication online internationally in 2017 and are now located in Los Angeles.

Successful Black Parenting™, the first national magazine for Black parents.

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New moms may experience severe physical and emotional symptoms related to postpartum, which can hit differently for Black women.

Postpartum And Black Motherhood

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Parents are at their wits-end trying to manage helping their child navigate online classes and we’re here to help!

Virtual School Driving You Crazy?

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If you are a parent to a child living with sickle cell anemia it is paramount to learn as much about your child’s condition as possible.

Navigating Sickle Cell Anemia: What Parents Need to Know

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A mother moves to Costa Rica and learns about natural health benefits for her child that work better than pharmaceuticals.

From Ohio to Costa Rica And The Health Benefits My Family Received

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A parent must prioritize their teen’s mental health and wellbeing to give them the support needed to overcome challenges and thrive.

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How To Prioritize Your Teen’s Mental Health And Wellbeing

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Discover 7 simple ways to help your child become more responsible. Learn ways to make responsibility fun, when to introduce critical thinking skills, and more.

Get 7 tips on how to encourage your children to be more responsible

Encouraging Responsibility in Your Children: 7 Keys for Success

Do Black children need sunscreen? Yes, they do. This point came to light after Black children in daycare were denied sunscreen.

Do Black Children Need Sunscreen

Do Black Children Need Sunscreen?

Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, debuts her first children’s book, titled THE BENCH, a perfect and touching gift for Father’s Day. 

Meghan Markle's book: The Bench Review

Meghan Markle’s New Children’s Book – THE BENCH

We asked parents how they manage to travel with young children and not go completely insane. What made it easier on them?

Traveling With Kids: Hacks & Tips

Sharita M. Humphrey teaches Black parents what to prioritize when having a discussion about money but most important have the conversation.

Black parents must learn to have financial literacy discussions with their children to create good money habits

Money Conversations For Kids And Black Parents

Parents are at their wits-end trying to manage helping their child navigate online classes and we’re here to help!

Virtual School Driving You Crazy?

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It’s Black History Month and although we celebrate it 365 days a year, this month like every day of the year, we are  Blackity-Black, Black, Black and we are ready to show out! Successful Black Parenting magazine will feature 29 Days of Black History Month with facts that will interest not only you but your […]

29 Days of Black History

One of the BEST interviews happened this week on our BACKtalk Live Stream with comedian, Tommy Davidson from the hit show, In Living Color.

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BACKtalk Live Stream with Tommy Davidson from In Living Color

It is your job as a parent to protect your child and to keep them safe from COVID at school by any means necessary.

COVID CRISIS – Sending Our Kids To School

Because of COVID-19 Black parents should use this time of restructuring to push for a shift in education.

Why Black Parents Should Push for a Shift in Education During Covid-19

Two Black moms show how they are raising their children outside of the United States for the better and are thriving as a family.

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More Black Moms Raising Their Children Outside The U.S.

Start the Movement Right From Your Living Room: Positioning Your Black Children as Change Agents, Historians & CreativesWhew! The academic year is finally over and the summer is in full swing. The previous academic year ended in an unprecedented fashion, and left parents questioning the quality of their child’s distance education experience. Considering that several […]

A Movement: Positioning Black Youth As Change Agents, Historians, & Creatives

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Where To Go & Feel SafeStrawberry picking or other fruit or vegetable picking where you can easily stay far apart from other families. Outdoor zoos with limitationsCamping together Outdoor farmers marketsMuseums offering appointments Places with VIP tours like Universal Studios Farms with appointment timesAir BNB homes with a pool and/or at a beachFamily hiking Aquariums, […]

Field Trips With Kids That Make Social Distancing Easy

This podcast is a panel of proactive Black parents that explores approaches and provides resources for other Black parents protecting Black children.

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The Talk: Discussing The Ugly Truth About Racism in America

FEATURED BOOK(Age 9+)AlesiaEach month “The Reading Quilt” provides a short review of a book that a homeschool parent may use to spark conversations about culture and race, along with a learning activity that may help a young learner understand human behavior. Using the acronym Q.U.I.L.T., Dr. Slaughter offers readers information about the author’s background along with the Quality of writing, Universal theme, Imaginative […]

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The Reading Quilt: Alesia: The Life Of A Girl In A Wheelchair

Host of the syndicated BACKtalk podcast and live stream, Janice Robinson-Celeste interviewed author and literary advocate, Carylee Carrington about “Black Children’s Book Authors You Don’t Know About” and we had a great time talking about our favorite children’s books, including her two books feature below as well as my two board that you can also find below. And you can find […]

Black Book Authors You Don't Know About

Black Children’s Book Authors You Don’t Know About

BLACK CHILDREN ARE STRUGGLING WITH COVID-19 GRIEF BUT Is being Black a precondition for contracting THE CORONAVIRUS? In short, the answer is No.A quick glance at the data shows that Black people are more than twice as likely to die from coronavirus than any other racial group in the United States. The reason being that the conditions under which most people of color live, inadequate […]

How Black Parents Can Help Kids Struggling with COVID-19 Grief

At a time when many children and grandparents have been separated, it has made people realize how important grandparents are in their children’s lives and not just for the free childcare.

7 Reasons Why Grandparents and Grandchildren Are So Important To Each Other

7 Reasons Why Grandparents and Grandchildren Are So Important To Each Other

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Portrait of a DadThere is an African saying that, “It takes a village to raise a child”, and as a dad, you have to be the chief of that village.Ibrahim with his daughter.Ibrahim Camara, AuthorLayBone.comI was born and raised in Gambia, West Africa before traveling to attend Navarro College in Texas 10 years ago. I […]

Father's Day Profile: Ibrahim Camara

Father’s Day Profile: Ibrahim Camara

Teaching Financial Literacy to African American children

Teaching Black children about money at a young age sets them up for success as a young adult and helps to build wealth.

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Black and Brown children live in a world where they rarely see images that look like them, now a mom has launched a line of wall decals to change that.Inspired by her young daughter, Pastor, mom, and founder of Tiny Tots and Tikes, Cynthia Jackson created a line of decals that reflect positive and creative […]

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The Tushbaby will save your back when carrying a baby, especially a heavy baby.

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Do you remember this toy? Well, it’s back, but this time with Black representation because #representationmatters!Research shows that when Black children see themselves represented positively in their media, it fortifies their self-esteem and helps protect them from the impact of racism.That’s why author, Veronica N. Chapman created a product that provides reel representation, pairing a […]

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We found the cutest underwear that represents by featuring Black children on the packaging and on the underwear itself.

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Black Bed Sheets for kids

This is the real hook-up for all of our Black Sleeping Beauty princesses! I am so excited about discovering Pretty Pom. You’re going to love this store too! I have a feeling they will be sold out soon, so don’t wait to get your gear. And to make it even better, this company was started by a Black mom to help instill a sense of pride in her six-year-old daughter, who began questioning her skin color and hair.

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Let’s keep the games in the culture. This African Rubik’s cube is a perfect representation for kids and adults to keep it Afrocentric. Also available are the African Kente Cloth Rubik’s Cube, the African Art Rubik’s Cube, and the African Ethnic Rubik’s Cube. This site has a plethora of Afrocentric gear. Challenge your child to […]

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Everyone knows a mom that really just needs to chill out. Like they’re wired. Maybe that somebody is you! We all get burned out from time to time. How about, I’m giving this candle called, “Girl, You Need To Calm The F Down” to all of my mom-friends for Mother’s Day. And with all of […]

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