Michael Arceneaux

The brilliant mind behind I Can’t Date Jesus goes deep on culture, religion, sexuality and money.

Michael Arceneaux is the New York Times bestselling author of the 2018 memoir I Can’t Date Jesus: Love, Sex, Family, Race, and Other Reasons I’ve Put My Faith in Beyoncé. His latest release is the upcoming essay collection, I Don’t Want To Die Poor. Both books are published by Atria Books, a division of Simon & Schuster.

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The brilliant mind behind I Can’t Date Jesus goes deep on culture, religion, sexuality and money.

Additionally, his writing on culture, politics, gender, sexuality, and identity has been featured in several outlets such as the New York Times, the Washington PostRolling StoneTeen Vogue, Wired, Buzzfeed, The GuardianEsquire, ElleVultureThe AtlanticEbony, Comedy Central Online, among numerous others. Moreover, his work has been referenced

Michael’s has also lent regular commentary on outlets such as MSNBCNPRVH1VicelandSiriusXM Radio, and others. More recently, Michael was featured in Young Gifted and Broke: A BET Town Hall, which chronicled the impact of the student loan crisis on Black college graduate and Lifetime’s Surviving R. Kelly: The Aftermath.

His works have been featured everywhere from Jezebel to MSNBC and even been deemed required reading for courses at Harvard University. Essence magazine once named him  one of the top #BlackTwitter voices to follow. In 2018, The Root named Michael as part of The Root 100, their annual list of the most influential African Americans, ages 25 to 45.

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  • Exploring student loan anxiety with Michael Arceneaux
    Michael Arceneaux spoke to PIX11 about his book “I Don’t Want to Die Poor.”
  • Older Black Folks’ Whole-Body Hatred of Donald Trump by Michael Arceneaux
    Older Black Folks hatred of Donald Trump. "If this was a sport, our parents would be LeBron James."
  • Host Michel Martin speaks with a roundtable of journalists and commentators about the latest buzz in the world of pop culture
    "Michel Martin speaks with a pop culture panel to get their take on Thicke's methods and other stories of the week"
  • Roundtable: Are White Gay Men Stealing ‘Culture’ From Black Women?”
    "Host Michel Martin speaks with a roundtable of journalists and commentators about the latest buzz in the world of pop culture"
  • Black, Gay and Scared of Sex
    "Michael Arceneaux shares his essay, At 30, I'm Finally Tackling My Intense Fear of Sex"
  • There Goes The Neighborhood
    Watch Michael on WNYC
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