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A parenting magazine created with our kids in mind . . . ” — Essence magazine


“We believe that parents are a huge puzzle piece that is critical in eliminating the achievement gap in schools and our magazine is a conduit that will help accelerate that success.” – Janice Robinson-Celeste


Janice Robinson-Celeste, MBA | Founder & Publisher

Janice Robinson-Celeste, Founder & Publisher of Successful Black Parenting

Janice Robinson-Celeste is a businesswoman, journalist, author, school teacher, entrepreneur, mother and is one of the original founders of Successful Black Parenting magazine.

She is a contributing writer for the Huffington Post, is a published author of two parenting books, Pride & Joy by Simon & Schuster and Making A Supermodel: A Parents’ Guide. Janice has a degree in Early Childhood

Janice Celeste

Janice Celeste

Education and holds and a master’s degree in business. Formerly, the School Age Child Care (SACC) Coordinator for the Philadelphia area with the non-profit organization, Parents Union for Public Schools, she developed SACC programs throughout the city. She headed a $2m YMCA where she served as the Executive Branch Director in charge of operations for a new facility, including the NAEYC accredited child care program and summer camp. In addition, Janice held the title of Early Childhood Specialist at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Child Guidance Center where she worked with parents who struggled with substance abuse challenges to guide them with the healthy development of their young children. Janice was also a preschool teacher, has taught children through high school and in higher education at Hofstra University in New York.

She held the title of Mrs. New Jersey United States 2015. She is the mother of three successful adult daughters, including international supermodel, Sessilee Lopez.

Dr. Marta Sánchez, Ph.D. | Founder & Managing Editor

Marta Sánchez, Ph.D., is one of the original founders of Successful Black Parenting magazine. She is an educator at a public university and a researcher focusing on the educational experiences of racial, ethnic and linguistic minorities in PreK-12 public school settings. She works with college students, teachers and families to strengthen children’s possibilities for a great life. Dr. Sánchez holds a master’s degree in early childhood development with a focus on infant mental health.


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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


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