Michael Arceneaux

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As well intentioned as he may be and as inspiring a figure as many rightfully find him, Pharrell is not equipped to share any meaningful thoughts on racial politics. His latest offense comes from his interview with EBONY magazine....
My initial reaction to TV Land’s decision to cut The Cosby Show from its lineup was mostly tied to the notion that Bill Cosby is not being afforded the same luxury as his white counterparts like Woody Allen and...
OPINION - Chris Brown faces the reality that he may have to stay inside of a jail cell well into the fall as a result of a delay in his trial over an assault charge in Washington D.C...

OPINION - UMass’ Derrick Gordon may be making history as the first openly gay player in Division I men’s basketball, but when it comes to how the people that know him best reacted to the news about his sexuality, his experience is not uncommon...
OPINION - If you 'don’t care,' congratulations…but quit pretending it doesn’t matter...
OPINION - White evangelists passed much of this drivel on to us so now that they’re beginning to abandoning this line of thinking, hopefully their black contemporaries follow suit…quickly...

OPINION - Rand Paul displays the sort of lack of self-awareness that could only make a sociopath smile – which I suppose explains how he’s managed to become a leading national politician despite, well, everything about his entire career as a politician...
OPINION - I would rather kiss the feet of a Klansman than help perpetuate the myth that black people are inherently more homophobic than every other race on the planet...
OPINION - As unifying as much music can be, sometimes the people need more than just a song. Our stars need to step up. Period...

REVIEW - If Tyler Perry wants to continue writing 'Dynasty' fan fiction so be it, but the dialogue could stand to be tightened a bit...
OPINION - There’s nothing like a public figure daring to declare his or her homosexuality to show how damningly self-centered everyone else can be....
OPINION - Maybe Obama is playing politics, too, but in the end, he’s been more progressive on gay rights than any president before him...
OPINION - In the age of the two-year presidential election cycle coupled with online media and 24-hour news, it is clear that substantive information continues to be cast aside in favor of the spectacle...
OPINION - Suffice to say, as great an irritant as his candidacy was to those who prefer serious candidates in grave times, Herman Cain has accomplished his mission...
OPINION - Trump once tried to diffuse accusations of racism by explaining that he has a great relationship with “the blacks.” Perhaps it’s time one of the blacks he’s met recently explain to him how friendship works...