Just when we thought Madea was gone, she came back with a vengeance in her new movie ‘A Madea Homecoming’ paying homage to Beyonce’s Homecoming Netflix documentary. In a recent interview with E! News, Perry said  “Beyoncé and I talked, yes. [Beyoncé] sent me this text that is just saying, ‘D E A D.'” Now […]

An umbrella won’t help you from The Marching Storm blowing through your TV screens! The second oldest public institution of higher learning in Texas just landed the first ever HBCU docuseries on a mainstream network. See the trailer for the show being featured on The CW! Jazzi Black, who is an alumni of Prairie View […]

Join Us At The Dallas UNCF Virtual Walk For Education Supporting HBCU'S On Sept 18!

  Join us at the 2020 UNCF Mayor’s Masked Ball on February 22nd at the Hyatt Regency Dallas that’s 300 Reunion Blvd, in Dallas. The event starts at 6pm and will be moderated by Clarice Tinsley. This is a signature black tie social event of the year and the only ball for education for minority […]

Text DFW to 24042 to join 97.9 The Beat’s mobile club for exclusive news (Terms & Conditions) Follow The Beat On Twitter:  After being spotted, photographed and called out for rocking a Kappa Alpha Psi shirt court side at a NBA Basketball game. The Internet went nuts, In his words he was “Crucified”. Boosie is the 2020 laugh of […]

Join us at the UNCF Mayor’s Masked Ball and After Party on February 23rd at the Hyatt Regency in Dallas. That’s 300 Reunion Blvd. Al money raised will help students receive a scholarship to attend an HBCU. They are confirmed the attended our 12 area Mayors and the Mask Off After Party is hosted by […]

Follow The Beat On Twitter:  Historically Black College rituals do still exist in the year 2018. In honor of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated’s 107th Founders Day. Check out the Gamma Gamma chapter on the campus of Grambling State University. Courtesy of AIV Promo press play and witness a new life transition in to 10 […]

Follow The Beat On Twitter: Sevyn Streeter was recently in the DFW and stopped by 97.9 The Beat to share what’s been going on in her life with P-Skillz. Topics discussed in the video were: The meaning behind the phrase “Yernin“, how the song came about, and The Gap Band sample How she gets inspired […]

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Follow The Beat On Twitter: Jazzi Black and DJ Phil are serious about their HBCU football teams. In this video, DJ Phil, who went to Grambling State University swaps out the yard sign of Jazzi’s (who went to Prairie View A&M). Check out the exclusive video above where things get kind of heated. Video shot […]

Follow The Beat On Twitter: I’m sure we’ve all heard and seen Beyoncé’s killer performance at Coachella this past weekend. Word on the street is… Beyoncé will be donating $100K to 4 Historically Black Colleges and Universities! According to TIME, through Beyoncé’s #BEYGOOD initiative, Beyoncé plans to give away $25K to: #TuskegeeUniversity, #XavierUniversityofLouisiana, #WilberforceUniversity and #BethuneCookmanUniversity […]

African Americans living in Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina earn higher than average median incomes, own homes and businesses at higher rates, and benefit in many other ways partly because those cities are homes to HBCUs.