ABOUT Michael Arceneaux
November 24, 2009
Five tips on how to shop safely, cheaply and still get the best stuff the day after Thanksgiving.
Gender-bending Internet personality B. Scott, with his lengthy eyelashes, high cheekbones and long hair (usually his own, sometimes not), is amassing fans in unlikely places: straight black men.
Don't be so quick to judge. Weaves, tattoos and Southern twangs aside, BET's latest reality show isn't as one-dimensional as you may think.
Confining notions of how a black man should look and act can have dangerous consequences. I know firsthand.
The useless information you can learn on Twitter.
A dance move in which you shake your leg as if trying to wake it from a coma? Yeah, it sounds silly, but I don't care. In tough times we all need a laugh.
People warned me about going away to a college I couldn't afford. Now that the student loans are due, I can't afford to pay them. Was breaking the bank for that private education even worth it?
If Obama is going to be president, some of us are going to have to learn to take a joke.
From pet-owner preferences to best beer buddy, each poll in this campaign season is more ridiculous than the last.
It's fine to celebrate heterosexuality, just be straight about your intentions.
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November 27, 2009
Two wars, severe recession, and a lot less cash to spend with. How will you be able to get smiling this Christmas?
If there’s any particular group that’s suffering most it’s our youth. Why the American Dream is on definite hold for many young black men and women.
Despite initially being presented as a means to help those hardest hit by the economy, it seems more money is going into the wealthier areas across the nation than poorest. Why can't government ever get it right?
Those looking for a little extra cash for the holiday shopping season are going to have to compete with the loads of cash-strapped unemployed applicants simply searching for a steady check.
People are broke, but are they broke enough to hop on someone else’s Wi-Fi and steal your identity to make ends meet?
Magazines are no longer shelling out millions to show celebrity spawn. Is the recession killing off on area of journalism?
Civil rights groups, labor groups and members of the financial industry are all calling for more action from the government to fight unemployment.
As far as consumer spending goes, the higher you are the economic totem pole the better you’re doing. Has this trend trickled down to middle class and lower-earning consumers or is it just another sign of the growing wealth gap?
As awful as a job loss is economically, for many households unemployment is taking an even greater emotional and psychological toll on family members.
With millions out of work and few jobs available employers have a lot more time to investigate job applicants. Why that should worry you and anyone else with a past.