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Bené Viera

Blog Entries by Bené Viera

Single Black Women Are Tired of Being a Spectacle

51 Comments | Posted October 25, 2011 | 19:40:00 (EST)


I was walking down 125th St. on a wet, dreary day in NYC when I received a text from an acquaintance about her debut appearance on Nightline. I wasn't in the least bit surprised that the topic of discussion for the trillionth time was...

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'Planet Rock' Shows The Power Of Hip-hop

2 Comments | Posted September 26, 2011 | 19:19:00 (EST)

Thirteen years after the media's declaration of the crack epidemic, one of the greatest storytellers to touch the mic rapped about the parallels of the only two foreseeable choices for the future if you were young, black and living in the ghetto.

"If I wasn't in the rap game....
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Why Pi Nappa Kappa Isn't Necessary

Posted September 9, 2011 | 15:03:00 (EST)

Remember Kanye West's Broke Phi Broke skit on his debut album College Dropout? Unlike Broke Phi Broke, Pi Nappa Kappa isn't satire, although it's hard not to classify it as such upon first glance.

Pi Nappa Kappa (Nappa is not an actual Greek letter) is a natural...

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