December 30, 2021
KARIMA! With her smash hit “Redeemer,” Karima opened D-Nice’s Club Quarantine Live for nearly 20,000 fans at Hollywood Bowl. Now, “Redeemer” is #1 on Billboard Gospel. “If you’re afraid, do it anyway,” she tells Pivotal Moment. In this episode, the Grammy-nominated artist talks about selfies, chicken noodle soup, her new clothing line - and just how quickly God can turn your world around. Listen to the full episode!
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December 20, 2021
“There are possibilities you have not considered because of the presence of anxiety,” says Grammy-nominated artist, Brian Courtney Wilson. The gospel superstar talks to Pivotal Moment about his mission, his music, and how to move your mountain. Learn about his recent collaboration with Ledisi, his 5th and most recent album, Still, and his new podcast, “Breathe Again,” live on Facebook every Thursday at 6p CT.
Wilson is the winner of multiple Stellar Awards, a GMA Dove Award, and an ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Award. He’s also received nominations for NAACP Image, Billboard Music, BET Soul Train Music, and Grammy awards.
FB: Brian Courtney Wilson| Breathe Again, Live Podcast, Thursdays @ 6p CT
February 17, 2021
Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, and Mariah Carey were among his celebrity clients for his first business. That power of celebrity soon led Fred Mwangaguhunga, a former Wall Street tax attorney, to create MediaTakeOut, featuring the hottest African-American celebrity news online. MTONews, known as the “Black TMZ,” has been featured in Black Enterprise, Vogue, CNN, the Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur, GQ, and the New York Post. If you’re looking to start or expand your business, listen to Mwangaguhunga’s advice to transform your idea into a reality.
For the latest celebrity and entertainment news, visit MTOnews.com
December 16, 2020
Allen Iverson’s wicked crossover became part of her WNBA game before thrilling crowds as a Harlem Globetrotter. Now, Joyce Ekworomadu is using her skills off the court to inspire and empower as a motivational speaker.
“It’s about the business of serving others,” she says. “Who can your life story help?"
In the league, Ekworomadu is known as “Sweet J” for her smooth jump shot, including 15 threes (in a row) that clinched her spot with the Globetrotters. She is only the 12th female in history to play for the Globetrotters and the first Nigerian player.
“As a woman," she says, "you have to go in proving yourself. You have to earn it.” Now she's teaching others how to find their gift, their space, and their place in the world. "It may not be about basketball or sports, but it’s always about purpose.”
To learn more or to book Ekworomadu, visit her website at: www.jmoneytalks.com
October 22, 2020
"Vote because she can't," says Zachary Huff, founder of the Stamped Out Movement. The 19-year-old Chicago artist launched the social justice movement after the tragic deaths of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Trayvon Martin, and 12 others as a result of, "police brutality, systemic racism, and institutionalized racial bias," Huff told Pivotal Moment. The Chicago activist created commemorative stamps, including posters hung across U.S. cities, encouraging citizens to VOTE, and encouraging his fellow youth advocates to promote the cause for justice across social media.
Visit www.stampedoutmovement.com for more information, to donate, or to be a part of the movement in your city.
September 29, 2020
“We are growing and we’ve got a great product on the court,” says Kelsey Plum, 5’8” point guard for the WNBA’s Las Vegas Aces and member of the USA team. In 2017, Plum was named espnW Player of the Year, AP Women’s Player of the Year, and the #1 draft pick. Although she was on the injured list this season, she continues to make moves off the court, representing the Nike brand and cheering on her teammates who advanced to the 2020 WNBA semifinals under former Detroit Piston and current head coach, Bill Lambert. With an eye toward the Finals, the Aces and Plum are looking for the win. In this episode, Plum encourages us to dream big as she describes what she did to bring her vision to life and the pivotal moment that changed it all.
July 29, 2020
“Sports was transformative to my life,” says Michael Alter, owner of the Chicago Sky. “It changed the way I view the world.” On Pivotal Moment, Alter shares his vision for the Chicago Sky and how the city’s newest sports team is making a run for the finals in 2020. “We’re championship-ready.”
Alter, who played in the AAU league with industry legends like Terry Cummings and Isaiah Thomas, says that he would not have had exposure to the diversity of players or communities without basketball. "It changed the way I view the world."
Now, the Chicago Sky is looking to make an impact through sports. The team announced its social justice initiative, #SkyTakesAction, which will support Chicago organizations based on game performance: $10 for every point scored, $100 for every win, and $50 for every loss during the 2020 season.
The WNBA opened its 2020 season this week at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, the home base for all teams and games. All WNBA players will wear jerseys with Breonna Taylor's name on the back.
Click on the link below to view the full schedule for the Chicago Sky.
Chicago Sky 2020 Schedule
July 17, 2020
"You don't have to wait to be great," says 12-year-old Marvel Superhero, Jahkil Jackson. "Become a change agent now." And change the world he has.
Inspired by a visit to a homeless shelter, Jackson decided he wanted to help. At just 5-years-old, he created Blessing Bags, filled with toiletries to distribute to the nation's homeless, from Chicago to Los Angeles and every stop in between.
Now, Jackson is a CNN Hero, a member of LeBron James' Always Believe campaign, and most recently, a Marvel Superhero. Check out his show, Make Way for Jahkil, part of Marvel's Hero Project, on Disney+. Jackson's vision has captured worldwide recognition and the attention of entertainers, athletes, and industry leaders.
Visit Project I Am for more information and details on how you can help.
November 18, 2019
Question: When "Sex in the City" meets a black "Friends" ensemble, what do you get?
Answer: Felischa Marye’s new hit, "BIGGER," on BET+
The show follows five thirty-something friends and their quest for all things BIGGER: from paychecks, to careers, to success in relationships. Marye talks about leaving public relations for film school at UCLA, where she later sold her first comedy sample to HBO. Tune in for the moment that changed it all!!
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November 18, 2019
Her client was accused of murdering a 5-year-old kid. But that didn’t stop LaTonya Burton, criminal defense attorney, from stepping to her client’s side in the courtroom. “They will be looking at me -- not you,” she assured the troubled woman. “I will take the heat.”
“I am able to see past what the crime is, or alleged crime, to see the person,” Burton says. “Lawyers can be the most important part of getting your freedom and liberty back.”
Burton, a partner with Bur-Men Law Group, was the first African-American public defender in Lake County, Illinois. Now in private practice alongside partner Renea Amen, the firm focuses on criminal law, civil law and family law, with a special emphasis on father’s rights.
Burton is bold, passionate and unapologetic about standing up and speaking out for her client’s rights. She talks to us about her Pivotal Moment, a letter she penned to God and the phone call that came immediately after.
Burton shares her insight about standing beside those who society leaves behind and the rewards of defending those who need it most.
Learn more about Bur-Men Law Group: https://www.burmenlawgroup.com/
Learn more about LaTonya Burton: https://www.burmenlawgroup.com/latonya-burton.html