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Sometimes it feels like it’s the world against you and your children. You have to do whatever it takes to ensure that your child becomes a productive, successful adult. Our job as parents is not only to make sure they can survive but thrive. I always told my girls growing up that I wanted them […]

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10 Teen Goals for the New Year

by Janice Celeste Years ago, every urban neighborhood had a public swimming pool where children learned to swim. There were few swim classes but many of us learned by trial and error in the presence of trained lifeguards. Today, there are still a few public pools in urban neighborhoods but due to funding cutbacks too […]

Questions You Should Ask Before Your Child Takes Swim Lessons

Beauty and Fashion Inspiration for You by Janice Celeste I use African shea butter everyday and I swear buy it. It gives my skin a golden glow that I love on my tan brown complexion. It’s my secret to winning bathing suit competitions on stage at beauty pageants, to keeping my skin youthful and firm, […]

African Shea Butter For Glistening Summer Skin

Oops, we did it again! We were named #11 in the list of Top 20 Parenting Magazines by Feedspot. “This is indeed an honor to be recognized for our hard work,” said the publisher of Successful Black Parenting, Janice Celeste. “I can remember a time where I wondered if anyone was reading what we were […]

Successful Black Parenting Named #11 in Top Parenting Magazines

I am just going to come out and say it, as a former teacher, I can attest to a direct correlation between students who cannot take their eyes off of their cell phones aka ‘glued to their hands’, to failing grades. Schools are seeing it too and now more schools are looking to ban cell […]

Yeah or Nah, Cell Phones In Schools?

More than 60 years ago, segregation kept Black children out of pools and they did not learn to swim. The stereotype then developed that Black people can’t swim but we know that is not true. I got the chance to interview Yoland Flournah, a former inmate, who invented Swimmie Caps for children of color to […]

Black Kids Swim

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