Successful Black Parenting

Successful Black Parenting Established in 1993, we are the 1st national Black parenting magazine for African-American parents and we relaunched! Successful Black Parenting is a magazine website that portrays the unique characteristics and lifestyle of the Black family.
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We offer information on child development, parenting, and other family issues important to adults working with or raising Black children. We are a forum for parents to share their experiences in support of one another.

Mission: Successful Black Parenting (magazine) Launched in July 1995 by Janice Robinson-Lopez (3) , President and Marta Sanchez-Speer, Managing Editor was the first magazine for African-American parents published in the United States (5). The magazine was published under Robinson-Lopez’ company KLS Communications (10). She started when Robinson-Lopez worked as a Child Development Specialist (12) for the LifeRoots program at the Philadelphia Child Guidance Center, part of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She couldn’t find a parenting magazine that urban parents could relate and partnered with Sanchez-Spear to create one. The magazine launched with 35,000 copies, mostly free circulation to physicians offices but quickly grew to 100,000. A few months later in September, their competitor, Black Child magazine launched (7). Columns included Primp ’N’ Pamper (beauty), Hookin’ Ya Up (new products and services), Kids Korner (early childhood education for children), My Family’s Doctor (health advice sponsored by the American Academy of Family Physicians, Young’Uns (grand parenting), As We Grow (milestones), Kumba (arts & crafts), Rites of Passage (adolescent issues), Nubian Dad (dad’s point of view on parenting), and Own My Own (single parenting issues). (9) Successful Black Parenting’s advisory board included prestigious members of academia including Dr. Alvin F. Poussaint, consultant to “The Cosby Show,” author of Raising Black Children and Harvard Medical School psychiatrist; Dr. Darlene A. Lawrence, member of the American Academy of Family Physicians; Susan Ingram, Pittsburgh-based publisher (1), Dr. Harriet Pipes-McAdoo, professor in the Department of Family and Child Ecology at Michigan State University and President of the National Council on Family Relations; Dr. Fayneese S. Miller, Associate Professor of Psychology and Directory of Minority Health Training at UCLA and Dr. Molefe Kente Asante, Professor and Chair of African American Studies at Temple University and author.

Operating as usual

09/09/2020

Dr. Corey Hebert, a practicing physician, and television and radio talk show host, is one of the most widely sought-after professionals in his fields of community inspired medicine and motivational speaking.

We're working on new content and want to know what are your questions about CHILD SUPPORT. ASK US ANYTHING! Don't hold b...
09/04/2020

We're working on new content and want to know what are your questions about CHILD SUPPORT. ASK US ANYTHING! Don't hold back.

08/24/2020
Glitterbox

Glitterbox

Monday Motivation right here 💯

Resharing because this "Black is Beautiful" appreciation post deserves more love!
08/21/2020

Resharing because this "Black is Beautiful" appreciation post deserves more love!

Black is beautiful. I'm posting this because a friend told me yesterday that the word Black was associated with everything bad and evil and I disagree, no matter what culture says it. I get it, black hats and bad guys, black death, etc., but too many people fail to see the beauty in blackness and some of our dark skin children may be struggling with it too so here it is. Now when we say Black people, we are talking more than just skin, we are talking about a culture. Black doesn't mean just African-American, it pulls all of us from all over the world, internationally, together, especially those with families who suffered through the African Diaspora. Black Is Beautiful! Did I miss anything? Adapted from the book, "Black Is - Celebrate It!" by Burnece Walker Brunson

08/19/2020

A new report from Wren Kitchens says that "despite changed modern lifestyles, families still eat together on average 5 times a week." How many times a week do you sit down and have meals together with your family? 🍛

I don’t know who needs to hear this but...#WAP
08/08/2020

I don’t know who needs to hear this but...#WAP

Rethink some of your decisions. 🦠😷🦠https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/511151-hispanic-and-black-children-facing-highe...
08/08/2020
Hispanic and Black children facing higher rates of COVID-19 hospitalization: CDC

Rethink some of your decisions. 🦠😷🦠

https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/511151-hispanic-and-black-children-facing-higher-rates-of-covid-19-hospitalization

A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals that Hispanic and Black children have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic at a disproportionate rate, underscoring how minority communities across the country

Awwwh! 💙Russell Wilson and Ciara welcome home their beautiful baby, Win. Congratulations momma and daddy! #celebritybabi...
07/25/2020

Awwwh! 💙
Russell Wilson and Ciara welcome home their beautiful baby, Win. Congratulations momma and daddy! #celebritybabies

07/25/2020
It's Black Breastfeeding Month!

It's Black Breastfeeding Month and we're calling all lactating moms to join our host, Janice Robinson-Celeste LIVE as she interviews nurse and lactation consultant, Krystal Duhaney from Milky Mama.

07/25/2020
Successful Black Parenting

Who's Breastfeeding? Going LIVE in just 30-minutes! Join-in the conversation!

It's Black Breastfeeding Month and we're calling all lactating moms to join our host, Janice Robinson-Celeste LIVE as she interviews nurse and lactation consultant, Krystal Duhaney from Milky Mama.

Our publisher and parent educator, Janice Robinson-Celeste on explaining protests to children. Listen. #protestLots of p...
07/21/2020
Parents Grapple With Explaining Protests Over Racial Inequality To Kids

Our publisher and parent educator, Janice Robinson-Celeste on explaining protests to children. Listen. #protest

Lots of parents have been wondering how to talk to their kids about the protests that have followed the killing of George Floyd. @markwbrodie talked through some of those conversations with @JaniceRCeleste, publisher of @BlackParenting1.

https://kjzz.org/content/1602756/parents-grapple-explaining-protests-over-racial-inequality-kids

Lots of parents have been wondering how to talk to their kids about the protests that have followed the killing of George Floyd — that includes parents and kids of all races and ethnicities.Those questions include how much to tell their kids, what images, if any, to show them and how to explain th...

07/21/2020

Looking for someone to help with our podcasts 2 days a week for about 3 hours each week. Must be available every Saturday at 1:30p EST/10:30a PST to help with the broadcast switching. Inbox. PAID.

Black is beautiful. I'm posting this because a friend told me yesterday that the word Black was associated with everythi...
07/19/2020

Black is beautiful. I'm posting this because a friend told me yesterday that the word Black was associated with everything bad and evil and I disagree, no matter what culture says it. I get it, black hats and bad guys, black death, etc., but too many people fail to see the beauty in blackness and some of our dark skin children may be struggling with it too so here it is. Now when we say Black people, we are talking more than just skin, we are talking about a culture. Black doesn't mean just African-American, it pulls all of us from all over the world, internationally, together, especially those with families who suffered through the African Diaspora. Black Is Beautiful! Did I miss anything? Adapted from the book, "Black Is - Celebrate It!" by Burnece Walker Brunson

07/18/2020
BACKtalk with Comedian Tommy Davidson from In Living Color

If you missed my live stream with Tommy Davidson today from In Living Color and more, here is a sneak peek of one of the funniest parts of the interview. He is just as wise as he is funny and he's been through a lot. Did you know that his birth mother abandoned him in a trash pile and left him for dead? With divine intervention, he has overcome all odds and is now, not only a successful comedian but also, a successful father. His new book, Living In Color tells his story about growing up as an adopted child in a white family. Watch the entire video here - https://successfulblackparenting.com/2020/07/18/backtalk-live-stream-with-tommy-davidson-from-in-living-color/

07/18/2020
In Living Color, Tommy Davidson

In his memoir, LIVING IN COLOR: What’s Funny About Me (Kensington Books) Davidson discusses being raised in an interracial household. His adoptive mother found him nearly dead in a garbage pile, and he was raised alongside his two adoptive white siblings in 1960s Mississippi. And we're going to be talking about the Proud Family reboot!

#Repost @therealtommycat with @make_repost・・・LIVESTREAM Today! 2pm ET/ 11am PT @successfulblackparenting
07/18/2020

#Repost @therealtommycat with @make_repost
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LIVESTREAM Today! 2pm ET/ 11am PT @successfulblackparenting

Today! At 2p EDT/11a PDT LIVE! You can chat with Tommy Davidson from In Living Color about his book. Find the link on Su...
07/18/2020

Today! At 2p EDT/11a PDT LIVE! You can chat with Tommy Davidson from In Living Color about his book. Find the link on Successful Black Parenting’s page. #Backtalk

This is crazy! And this is going to be the case everywhere. #COVID19
07/15/2020

This is crazy! And this is going to be the case everywhere. #COVID19

07/12/2020
Back-To-School & COVID-19

Let's talk about sending children back-to-school with COVID numbers that are off the charts.

07/12/2020
Special Books by Special Kids

So sweet.

Evely lives with an unknown genetic condition. At four years old she is unable to walk or talk. The future is uncertain, but Evely’s big sister promises to protect her no matter what happens.

07/10/2020

I know COVID-19 and back-to-school is scary. Do whatever you have to do to protect your child. Don’t believe for one-minute that the presidential administration is “protecting Black and brown children by sending them back-to-school,” many of these self-proclaimed experts couldn’t even pass their SATs. Most of what the administration has done has proven to be the opposite of what they’ve said. As a former public school teacher, I agree 💯 with this repost below. Don’t be afraid, instead be proactive. It is time to protest the schools.

With that said, read this to the end. Something for all of us to think about ASAP ===============Reposting 😶

SCHOOLS MUST OPEN TO OPEN THE ECONOMY!
Reposted.

🍏For those of you saying "If essential workers can work, teachers can work, and our kids need to be in school!" I get where you're coming from. I want you to imagine the first day of school.

🍏Kids will get on the bus. They will be packed together, because my district (like many) has ruled that it is too expensive and time-consuming to do staggered busing. They will be excited to see their friends, and they will talk, share items, and do all the things they missed doing on the bus, and this will be great for their emotional health. Eventually some of them will take off their masks, because one or two kids didn't come with one to begin with, and who's scared of this thing anyway?

And so, before 10am, you have had your first super-spreader event in the district. No, the kids may not all get sick, but a few of them will. A few of those will die, as we've seen in news reports. They probably won't be your child, so this does not matter to you. It is a sacrifice you were prepared to make.

🍏Kids will enter school. If this is done in a staggered manner, we will lose significant instructional time. Kids will sit at their desks, and if they are in a Title I school like mine where most parents can not afford to stay home and support kids during Digital Learning, we will have at least 80% of the population in the classroom. A classroom with truly socially distanced desks can seat about 8 people. Realistically, we will have 25-30 children packed together. Some of them will play with their masks or, if their parents are anti-mask, they will refuse to have those masks on.

🍏A teacher will now have to teach in a classroom where they are no longer allowed to have group activities, so vital for young learners, unless they are in a contactless digital format. Hopefully the school will have enough computers for those students without their own devices. Hopefully the teacher will be able to maneuver quickly enough to stop students from Snapchatting their friends, or logging on to any number of non-educational websites, so that they can do their lesson.

A teacher will also have to choose between instructing effectively and protecting themselves and the people they may care for at home. Proximity is key to classroom management. Social distancing is not compatible with it. Students who do not wear masks may see reduced teacher attention, because again, teachers are being asked to choose between their health and their effectiveness.

🍏Lunchtime arrives. Students have to take their masks off to eat. In my district, we will be eating in classrooms, and my school's windows do not open. Staggered lunches do not help once the masks are off and students are eating and talking and, because they miss their friends, clustering together. A teacher will have to choose between eating, separating students, and their health.

🍏Time to change classes. If students are the ones transitioning, instead of a teacher rotating between classrooms, we lose valuable instructional time to sanitizing. Do we have enough wipes and sprays to sanitize four or more times a day? Hopefully you donated some, because now a teacher may have to choose between their finances and *everyone's* health.

🍏Novel study time. Do we have enough books for 100+ middle schoolers? Don't make me laugh. Every student will need to sanitize before and after touching a book. You won't pay for ebooks and you won't pay for physical books, but we hope you will donate hand sanitizer.

🍏Chorus. Orchestra. Band. These teachers are talking about reducing class sizes to 80+. *Reducing* them. For their safety.

🍏Time to go home. Students get on the bus again. A second super-spreader event occurs across the district.

🍏Now, let's talk about how things go after Day 1:

A child tests positive for COVID-19. The parents fear retaliation from peers and do not report it to the school; they just keep their child at home and hope it blows over.

A child is sick with fever. A parent gives them Tylenol and sends them to school.

A child who interacted with the child whose parents did not report tests positive and parents report this. Students and teachers that interacted with the child have to quarantine for 14 days. That's 14 days of the Digital Learning we were trying to avoid in the first place. In middle school, if a teacher tests positive, that will mean 100+ kids are staying home with parents, and all of their teachers, too. This will happen again and again. All of the promised consistency, routine, structure, everything you wanted for your children, is gone, and you are not prepared to help them with DL.

A child in a community with high COVID-19 exposure becomes sick with MIS-C. More children contract MIS-C. This was a sacrifice you did not realize you were making, but it does not affect your child, so it does not concern you.

🍏Now for the community spread.

The virus will find many opportunities to flourish in a school, no matter how carefully the teachers and staff strive to curb it. The resources simply are not being given to them. Children will spread the virus to parents, siblings, grandparents (especially in multigenerational homes), and inevitably, people who shop and work outside of their homes. The spike we see now, that began in June, will pale in comparison to what follows.

🍏And some teachers, nurses, custodians, and principals will die. But that's a footnote to you; what about the learning outcomes? The academic gains?

Well? What will those be?

--Ellison Mitchell

07/10/2020
M2M JANICE FULL

Here is the full NBC’s #MOM2MOM interview with our publisher, Janice Robinson-Celeste.

Did you know why she started Successful Black Parenting magazine?

This is "M2M JANICE FULL" by TheHubToday1 on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

07/10/2020
M2M SBP CONTENT

Our Publisher, Janice Robinson-Celeste explaining what you will find on Successful Black Parenting’s website (SuccessfulBlackParenting.com) and this is just a start. Have you been there today? Go and see for yourself. Link is above.👆🏾

This is "M2M SBP CONTENT" by TheHubToday1 on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

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