A trailblazing sports report, Lawrencia ‘Lala’ Moten, who made history after becoming the first female play-by-play and color commentator for HBCU GO sports network headlines the annual Evrything Africa conference in Washington DC.
Moten’s journey stands as an inspiring testament, especially within the male-dominated sports reporting arena, compounded by her role as a person of color. However, her presence serves as a ‘beacon of hope‘ for aspiring youngsters, highlighting that there’s ample room for diversity and inclusion.
First sideline report in the books‼️ Last night I had the amazing opportunity to cover our men's senior night.
Both teams played extremely hard. I can't wait to see what is to come. This is only the beginning 💕 pic.twitter.com/ScWtNf3i0W
— Lawrencia Moten 💜 (@LalaMoten) March 4, 2020
Her perspective on the landscape she navigates is profound—she firmly believes that despite misconceptions about limited opportunities, the space for representation and unique voices is boundless.
She aspires to bridge the generational gap, linking pioneers like Robert Robertson and Maria Taylor to the emerging talents of today.
As ‘Lala’ fondly called charts her course with the Africa Cable Network affiliated news network The African Press correspondent, Bola Ishola, Moten’s message to young girls resonates: perseverance and unwavering effort will bear fruit.
This principle, though often repeated, rings true; her conviction is that persistence sets apart those who rise from those who falter.
Moten’s heritage adds depth to her narrative, hailing from Jamaican roots within the expansive African diaspora.
The significance of surrounding oneself with like-minded individuals, united by a shared heritage and deep understanding, is not lost on her.
Amid a gathering of accomplished peers, ‘Lala’ finds herself humbled and grateful for the opportunity to engage with the wealth of knowledge and expertise around her.
Amidst the colorful tapestry of talents and insights, Moten’s presence is a standout, a testament to her journey, her heritage, and her unwavering commitment to her craft.
As the HBCU GO reporter, she embodies the ideals of representation and progress, serving as an emblem of success for future generations.
Over the course of the 2022-23 basketball season, she lent her expertise and passion to more than 19 games held across various colleges nationwide.
HBCU GO, a Black-owned sports media provider, stands as a cultural lifestyle hub that celebrates the essence of Black excellence year-round.
Focusing on the rich history, diverse perspectives, and cultural narratives at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), the platform captures the essence of these institutions.
Moten known for her distinctive reporting style, is not only a seasoned professional but also a charismatic and charming Afro-Caribbean young woman with an enchanting voice that ease muscular pain easily.
Her reputation as a respected and passionate commentator has been solidified through her impressive track record.
Moten brings a fresh approach to reporting that resonates with audiences, drawing them into the world of sports with her unique perspective.