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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, Vog…
 
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 …
 
"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.…
 
“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,…
 
“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 legend…
 
"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…
 
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, whe…
 
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,” Bu…
 
Danny Glover. Taraji P. Henson. Hill Harper. Will Packer. Muhammad Ali. Those are just a few of the names that award-winning journalist, author, and columnist, Maudlyne Ijehirika has interviewed over an illustrious career in media. But there’s still one person she hasn’t covered. Find out in our interview. Named one of the 25 Most Powerful Women in…
 
With more than 2.5M views on a recent YouTube video and nearly 50k subscribers, Chicago's Candice Childress is taking the beauty world by storm. Her signature style has been featured on broadcast networks like the OWN Network, ESPN and her artistry has graced the covers of magazines worldwide. She talks to us about a pivotal moment involving Cover …
 
"It's rewarding to help other people fulfill their dreams about their business and help their businesses grow," says Kimberly Evans Killion, who took a unique off-the-beaten-path into financial services. In a newly-created global role, Killion was named Head of Private Capital Administration, North America, for Northern Trust. In this capacity, she…
 
For more than two decades, Dr. Margena Christian met with John H. Johnson to share the hottest stories of the day as a member of the Jet magazine team. Johnson, the founder of Johnson Publishing Company, created an international empire, including Ebony, Jet and Fashion Fair Cosmetics. In 1982, Johnson was the first African-American on Forbes magazi…
 
Move over Tom Brady; there's a new QB in town. And her name is Sami Grisafe. But the retired female QB of The Chicago Force Women's Football team does more than win football championships across the globe. Spoiler alert. Voted MVP, Grisafe led her team to two international football victories and one national championship. Still, as impressive as he…
 
At just 5' tall, she's a giant above the rest. Miami model-maker Sunnie Morrison is revolutionizing the runway and making space for girls and women of color in the process. Her Miss Runway Competition offers has helped hundreds of girls to be powerful, to be beautiful --and to be fearless. From 4-years-old to over 18, Sunnie's girls are dominating,…
 
Rita Crundwell stole $53 million and no one knew. It’s the largest case of municipal fraud in American history. But how could this happen and no one notice? "All the Queen’s Horses," now on Netflix, answers that question. The documentary reveals how the comptroller in the quiet town of Dixon, Illinois, single-handedly stole a fortune to live lavish…
 
Sally Hazelgrove is making a difference in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood. Her after-school boxing program, The Crushers Club, takes kids off the streets, and trains them to box, teaches them to lead, and pays them - YES, PAYS THEM, in the process. The Englewood club has employed hundreds of Chicago youth. Crushers Club also offers a music educat…
 
Rapper Chi Candi, known for her smooth sounds and dope curves, continues her rise on the charts with sold out shows in the U.S. and Dubai, marking her claim to fame and leaving fans calling out for more. She talks to Pivotal Moment about being the only female rapper on the national stage for BET’s One Shot and how she had to impress judges like T.I…
 
Running ESPN, or most of it anyway, isn't easy. But Rob King has a plan, a mission and a playbook that continues to lead ESPN to bigger, better and greater. "We're judged on how well we do, by how well others do." If you're interested in a dream job, or your next role, listen to King's insight on positioning yourself as the solution to the problem …
 
For former NFL player Major Wright, "Kill or be killed," has always been his mantra, the result of an incident in a local park at just seven-years-old that would forever change the course of his career. That pivotal moment would eventually lead Major to the University of Florida and a BCS Championship, to the Chicago Bears and an NFC Championship, …
 
"Michael! Michael!" Comedian, actor, and author Michael Colyar could hardly get to his seat at The BET Awards as fans and celebs gave a shout-out to the hilarious Chicago-born personality. Find out what Rick Ross and Snoop Dogg said to Colyar and what REALLY happened at Jamie Foxx’s after party. On Pivotal Moment, Colyar talks about the moment AND …
 
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