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When deciding to launch Successful Black Parenting back in 1993, the differences were already clear to us. As women of color, we know about the power of images. We are familiar with the tremendous sense of validation and affirmation that is felt when positive portrayals of our communities are part of the national discourse. As professionals, we know the feeling of hope that emerges when seeing someone who looks like us in a position of strength and authority. As people in relationships, we experience the sense of connection found in friendships where there are mutual understanding and acceptance of each other’s unique qualities.

Successful Black Parenting is not about race, but about cultural differences. Faced with these questions still today, we hereby articulate our beliefs about why Successful Black Parenting is a necessary good.

Successful Black Parenting is not about race, but about cultural differences. Faced with these questions still today, we hereby articulate our beliefs about why Successful Black Parenting is a necessary good.

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Why a Black parenting magazine?

As more people hear about Successful Black Parenting, the questions invariably asked are, “Aren’t all parents the same? What’s the difference?

As the founders of
Successful Black Parenting,
we believe:

That culture plays a large role in shaping and influencing family life, child-rearing practices, learning, communication styles, development and behavioral expectations;

That there are issues, concerns, and topics whose relevancy to Black parents is emphasized by their impact upon the Black family, such as in the areas of health and well-being;

That research in education, religion, and business to name a few, clearly show that audiences are best reached and served when approached in a manner that recognizes and respects their home culture;

That all parents need support;

That a magazine that is culturally sensitive and responsive to the unique characteristics, needs and issues of Black parents is essential.

As such, Successful Black Parenting’s purpose is to create a network of support for Black parents across the nation and to portray the diversity existing within the black community. As a parenting resource for Black parents, are it seeks to promote positive attitudes in the formation of identity and establishment of relationships for both parent and child.

For these reasons, we feel that Successful Black Parenting appeals to Black parents in a way that other parenting resources have not.

When parents seek out the support and advice offered in Successful Black Parenting, they automatically increase their involvement in the lives of their children, thereby strengthening the parent-child bond, as well as developing an even greater sense of community. We promote empowerment.

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