ROC Black Author Spotlight: “Hey Tuskegee” By  Robert E. Constant
  Meet Robert Constant! Constant is a proud graduate of the historically black institution, Tuskegee University located in Tuskegee, Alabama. He understands that there’s something missing in local libraries to help educate students and their parents about the history and culture of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). Many... Read more
Your Last Chance To Buy Girl Scout Cookies
If you have yet to purchase an order of Girl Scout cookies to support young ladies in local troupes, you have less than 24 hours to  do so. The Girl Scouts of Western New York will ship their extra boxes back after Saturday, April 7. Luckily for you, we have a direct... Read more
Listen and Win: Tickets To BYP Date Night Auction
The Urban League of Rochester’s Black Young Professionals (BYP) organization is in its sixth year of hosting their annual date night auction. The event is held to raise money for  Urban League’s Black Scholars Program. To date, the young professionals group has raised over $20,000 for the Black Scholars... Read more
Vigil For Trevyan Rowe At Blue Cross Arena On Monday Night
                      There is a vigil scheduled for Monday night, March 12 at 7 p.m. at the Blue Cross Arena in memory of fourteen-year old Trevyan Rowe. Trevyan went missing for four days when he left the premises of School 12... Read more
Black History Month Trailblazer We Celebrate! 1st African American woman to star in her own TV show, Ethel Waters
Ethel Waters (October 31, 1896 – September 1, 1977) was an American singer and actress.  Long before Oprah Winfrey, Kerrie Washington, or Diahann Carroll, Ethel Waters  was the first African-American to star on her own television show, in 1939, and the first African-American woman to be nominated for an Emmy Award,... Read more
Are You Planning To Go See Black Panther Again?
We’re  excited to help promote the success of Black Panther. We’re proud of our recent collaboration with The Center for Youth Services and Champion Academy, raising funds to purchase tickets for their youth to watch the film during opening week by accepting the #BlackPantherChallenge, a pledge to help send... Read more
5 Reasons To Get Hyped About The 2018 ROC Awards
With the show just hours away, it’s no secret that the name of the winners for a 2018 ROC award are printed and sealed in an envelope. Close to 600 people will enter the doors of Hochstein School of Music to walk the red carpet. The swag of the evening will... Read more
Want To Win A Pair Of Customized Black History Month Kicks?
105.5 The Beat Rochester  staff stopped by Flyehi Klub at 452 West Main Street to listen in on a conversation about the Rep Your Brand Fashion Show (more information on that dope event coming soon) taking place this spring. While there, we couldn’t help but to notice the custom-designed Black History... Read more
Underneath the Mask Is Beauty and Grace Muwawa
Grace Muwawa is from the Democratic Republic of Congo. In 2007, Muwawa was sent to the United States by her mother for a better life with more opportunities. This move happened shortly after her father died from health complications.  What Muwawa didn’t know was that her journey to the “land... Read more
Lil Uzi Vert announce A Very Uzi Christmas Tour
After Lil Uzi Vert released his  “The Way Life Goes (Remix)” video with Nicki Minaj on Monday.  He then announced A Very Uzi Christmas Tour with dates on the West and East Coast. Tour dates below. 12/15 — Washington, D.C. @ The Anthem 12/16 — San Bernardino, CA. @Rolling Loud 12/17 — New York, NY. @Terminal... Read more