About Me

arceneaux-headshot1Michael Arceneaux is a Houston-bred, Howard-educated writer currently living in Harlem.

While attending Howard University, Michael held internship positions at Radio One, C-SPAN, the now-defunct Blender magazine, and MTV News Online. He also took part in a comedy-writing program founded by Chris Rock and sponsored by Comedy Central.

Since then Michael has written extensively about issues related to sexuality, race, religion, politics and pop culture. He now serves as a columnist for EBONY.com and regular contributor to Complex, The Root, Gawker, VH1.com and additional outlets. Moreover, he’s written for the New York Times magazine, the Washington Post, Esquire.com, Time Ideas, New York magazine’s Vulture, Buzzfeed, Fusion, NPR’s Code Switch, Salon, theGrio, The Atlantic, xoJane, ESSENCE magazine, BET.com, and Comedy Central Online, among others.

His work has been referenced everywhere from The Weekly Standard to Jezebel and even been deemed required reading for courses at Harvard University. Additionally, Michael’s made appearances on MSNBC, NPR, Sirius Radio, HuffPost Live in addition to other various radio interviews on nationally syndicated programs.

But, you can find Michael in his most natural state on his Web site, The Cynical Ones, a humor blog filled with commentary on politics, pop culture, and personal anecdotes. The Root named Michael named one of the Best Black Bloggers to Know in 2012.

Since Michael is getting tired of writing about himself in third person feel free to contact me I mean him at mjarceneaux@gmail.com.

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