Up Close with CC Minton: Olympian Diane Dixon Still on Top

By CC Minton Olympian Diane Dixon still wears Team USA red, white and blue and holds an American Track and Field World record.  I would love to say I caught Continue Reading →

Up Close with CC Minton: First Lady Welcomes Young Chefs to the White House

By CC Minton First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed winners of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge to the White House Kids’ State Dinner on July 14, 2016.

Up Close with CC Minton: A Conversation With Opera Singer Divaria

By CC Minton There is nothing like the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Between parties, shopping and spending time with family, I find it refreshing to meet up Continue Reading →

Up Close with CC Minton: King Tut Exclusive on Fifth Avenue

By CC Minton The Discovery of King Tut’s exclusive preview was held at Premiere Experiences, 417 Fifth Avenue, in New York City.  The event took place on Thursday, December 18, Continue Reading →

Up Close with CC Minton: Band Leader Dannis Winston Visits Harlem

By CC Minton International Band Leader, Dannis Winston, visited Boys & Girls Harbor to teach the first Master Class ever offered by someone other than a faculty member. The first Continue Reading →

Up Close with CC Minton: Dust Settles After the NYC Marathon

By CC Minton On Sunday, November 1, 2015, fifty thousand runners took to the streets to run the New York City Marathon. The event kicked off in Staten Island and Continue Reading →

Up Close with CC Minton: Marcus Samuelsson Joins C-CAP Board of Directors

By CC Minton Marcus Samuelsson, internationally acclaimed chef, restaurateur and author, was named Co-Chair of the Board of Directors by Careers through Culinary Arts Program along with Mark Weiss, Chief Continue Reading →

Up Close with CC Minton: African Health Now Celebrates Gift of Life

By CC Minton African Health Now held its “Gift of Life” inaugural benefit hosted by the organizations Board of Directors.  n and took place at Chelsea Piers’ Sunset Terrace on Continue Reading →

Up Close With CC Minton: Shark Tank Makailah Ulmer Visits Melba’s

By CC Minton Shark Tank Makailah Ulmer is coming to town.  That was the buzz around New York City.  The eleven year old Founder and CEO of Bee Sweet Lemonade Continue Reading →

Up Close with CC Minton: Nick Cannon Attends Harlem School of the Arts Gala

BBy CC Minton The Harlem School of the Arts hosted its 50th year anniversary in the Grand Ballroom at The Plaza Hotel.  The star-studded event recognized the achievement of artists, Continue Reading →

Up Close with CC Minton: Cheri Restaurateur Hosts Private Party for FYI TV Network “B.O.R.N. to Style”

Cheri French Bistro Restaurateur Alain Eoche hosted a private party celebrating the new show “B.O.R.N. to Style”.  Cast members were on hand for the celebration.  The event took place Friday, September 11, Continue Reading →

CC Minton Talks First Lady Michelle Obama On The Danny Tisdale Show

Join CC Minton as she discuss her experience in the article Up Close with CC Minton: First Lady Hosts White House Kids State Dinner that took place on Friday, July 10, 2015, with Continue Reading →

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

By CC Minton First Lady Michelle Obama hosted fifty-five young and talented chefs at the White House “Kids State” Dinner.

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 Continue Reading →

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

By CC Minton 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 Continue Reading →