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Janice Robinson-Celeste is a businesswoman, 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.

Recently, Ms. Robinson-Celeste was on our show talking about Successful Black Parentingmagazine.

During our conversation, Ms. Robinson-Celeste talked about:

– Life growing up in Philadelphia
– The reason why she started a daycare centre in Philadelphia and moved to Florida
– One of her daughters getting a modelling contract at thirteen years old
– The journey of the magazine including shutting down the magazine for a while and restarting the magazine
– What kept her and her partner going in the early days of the magazine
– Where does she gets her tenacity from
– Some of the challenges with Black parenting today
– Who is helping out with the magazine and the number one goal the she is focused on with the magazine
– Magazine content for Black fathers
– The way she was raised compared to how she raised her children
– Her parenting message for Black men, Black mothers
– Her biggest concern and biggest hope when it comes to Black parenting

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