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Successful Black Parenting


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


Janice Robinson-Celeste, MBA | Editor-in-Chief

Janice Robinson-Celeste is a business woman, journalist, author, entrepreneur, mother, grandmother 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 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 and has taught children through high school.

At the age of 49, she held the title of Mrs. New Jersey United States 2015 and still competes in pageants to this day. She is the mother of three successful adult daughters, including international supermodel, Sessilee Lopez.

Janice is a professional member of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), and a member of the National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI).

Dr. Marta Sánchez, Ph.D. | 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.


Kristían Lopez | Creative Director

Kristian Lopez has worked in fashion for over 10 years and has worked with top models like Alek Wek, Sessilee Lopez and Daniela De Jesus. Over the years, she’s provided international top fashion companies beautiful models to represent their brand in campaigns, catalogs or fashion shows and has worked with one of the top 10 modeling agencies in New York. She is also the daughter of the founder, Janice Robinson-Celeste.


Est. 1993 | The First National Magazine For Black Parents
Janice Celeste
Marta Sánchez
Managing Editor