Up Close with CC Minton: First Lady Hosts White House Kids State Dinner

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First Lady Michelle Obama hosted fifty-five young and talented chefs at the White House “Kids State” Dinner. Continue Reading →

Harlem Wellness Challenge: Healthy Skin Is In

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By CC Minton

Living a healthy lifestyle is pretty popular these days.  Eating well and staying active are the most popular choices on the menu. Continue Reading →

Up Close with CC Minton: Jody Watley Hits the Dance Floor at Lincoln Center

By CC Minton
Grammy Award winning artist Jody Watley took front and center stage at Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Nights Swing on Thursday, June 25, 2015.  The evening felt like a “Throwback Thursday” of the 80’s featuring disco, funk and the original and distinctive moves of a dance style known as Waacking.

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Harlem Wellness Challenge: Harlem Run One-Miler Success

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On Sunday, June 19th, Harlem United and Harlem Run co-hosted the first Harlem One-Miler Run.  The event was held at Marcus Garvey Park to raise funds in support programs and services offered by Harlem United.

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Harlem Wellness Challenge: We Run Harlem

By CC Minton

We Run Harlem! It’s like a mantra in motion.  You see them running the streets, sprinting through parks and even darting between cars. Continue Reading →

Up Close with CC Minton: Iconic Fashion Designer Stephen Burrows Kick Starts a New Collection

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Stephen Burrows, one of the most influential black designers in American history, was joined by guest and legends of the fashion world at JB b.o.r.n. Vintage Fashion Show Room in Harlem.

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Up Close with CC Minton: Award-Winning Common Gets Personal

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Who best to get up close and personal with than award-winning artist Common with a room full of music lovers in New York City. The Golden Globe, Academy and Grammy award- winning entertainer approached the stage with his musical entourage at Harlem MIST on Wednesday, May 6, 2015.   Continue Reading →

Up Close with CC Minton: Award-Winning Seven Brown Expands Harlem Skin & Laser Clinic

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Award-winning and internationally licensed esthetician Seven Brown hosted an opening reception of her new venture Harlem Skin & Laser Clinic (HSLC), on Thursday, April 23, 2015.  The full-service skin and laser center is the first of its kind above 96th street (east or west side of Manhattan) that services men and women of different ethnicity.

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Up Close with CC Minton: C-CAP Awards NYC Public School Students & Alumni

At the Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) New York Awards Breakfast, C-CAP President Susan Robbins alongside C-CAP Founder & Chairman Richard Grausman presented more than $750,000 in scholarships and cash awards to 21 high school seniors and alumni at the Pierre Hotel on Friday, April 17th. Continue Reading →

Harlem Wellness Challenge: Fitness Tips for Spring

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Spring is here, well it’s supposed to be here since it’s March 26th! We’ve put together some spring exercise tips to help you get yourself going after being stranded inside with that awful winter weather! Continue Reading →

Harlem Wellness Challenge: Healthy Eating – All Day All Night

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How many times have you heard it before?  Eat your fruits and vegetables.  Don’t eat too much sugar and you have got to try that new no-fat diet.  Continue Reading →