IKYFL! We’re all human and make mistakes, but to be the President of the United States and make THIS kind of slip up in front of a predominantly black audience- is pretty embarrassing. This year the Congressional Black Caucus was held September 20-24 in Washington, D.C. and the recipients for the Phoenix Awards included hip-hop […]

Right in the heat of the summer, former President Barack Obama shares some of his favorite songs that him keep him cool…literally. The playlist features major hip-hop artists like 2Pac, 21 Savage, Nicki Minaj, and Babyface Ray! He also lists some OG artists like Janet Jackson and Otis Redding’s “Sittin on the Dock of the […]

Follow The Beat On Twitter: Sign Up For Our Newsletter! We all know that to be President, means your at one of the highest positions in the world . Who ever knew that in order to be qualified to be one of the most powerful humans in the world you only need commonly 3 things […]

The official unveiling of the White House portraits for former President and First Lady Barack and Michelle Obama will be marked as one of the greatest moments in history! President Joe Biden opened the ceremony in the East Room with a heartwarming speech about his former colleague and friend, welcoming the couple back to their […]

It seemed like the day would never come for college alumni to get a little relief from their student loans, but President Joe Biden announced Wednesday he would honor his word from two years ago to make something happen. According to NPR, about 43 million borrowers will benefit, and 20 million will have their debt […]

Today the world celebrates the life and legacy of freedom fighter Nelson Mandela! See below The UN held an informal meeting to mark the observance of “Nelson Mandela International Day”, during which the 2020 UN Nelson Mandela Prize was awarded to Mrs. Marianna V. Vardinoyannis of Greece and Dr. Morissanda Kouyaté of Guinea. The Deputy […]

Remember last year when former US President Donald Trump pardoned a few people serving time in the big house? Out of those 73 were names a few of us knew like Lil Wayne as well as Kodak Black, who recently got a chance to tell Trump thank you face-to-face after meeting at Mar-a-Lago in Palm […]

Our favorite First Daughters are giving all the Black Girl Magic without even trying after being spotted on a hike in LA last Wednesday. Their mom and former First Lady Michelle was also visiting the two last week now that they both live on the West Coast. Now 20, Sasha, is enrolled at the University […]

Text DFW to 24042 to join 97.9 The Beat’s mobile club for exclusive news (Terms & Conditions Follow The Beat On Twitter:  Welp here goes what someone has been waiting for. Be it a hater or fan can take this latest Kanye freestyle and do what needs to be done. Sources close to Kim Kardshian say her and the […]

Text DFW to 24042 to join 97.9 The Beat’s mobile club for exclusive news (Terms & Conditions). Follow The Beat On Twitter: Texans are still mourning the death of former President George H.W. Bush, who died November 30, 2018. Today (12/6), Bush’s last stop will be Texas A&M University where he’ll be buried on campus […]

Follow The Beat On Twitter:  Check out your favorite icon shutting down the town literally. TMZ caught some primetime footage of our 44th President Barack Obama simply enjoying life and a bite to eat. Watch this video twice in case you missed the crowds wide attendance on both sides of the street.


Sen. Bernie Sanders is “considering” another run for president.  Do you think he’s too old? Do you think he has a chance? According to his 2016 presidential campaign manager Jeff Weaver in an interview yesterday w/ Washington Journal, he’s thinking about it. Follow The Beat On Twitter:  Sign Up For Our Newsletter!  The Latest: