Anslem Samuel Rocque

Anslem Samuel Rocque

Anslem by the numbers: Culture Editor, The Source;Editor-in-Chief, The Ave, 4 years, respectively. XXL magazine, Senior/Music Editor, 3 years. Digital Content Director, XXLMag.com, 1 year. Senior Producer, BlackEnterprise.com; Managing Editor, JET; General Manager, MadameNoire, 2 years, respectively. Currently serving as Digital Content Director for ESSENCE.com.

Over the course of his 17-plus year career, Anslem has written for a wide array of publications, including Essence, Blender, Penthouse, Complex, Vibe and King. His work has also appeared on AOL’s BlackVoices.com, MTV.com and Ebony.com, among other media publications.

In 2008, Anslem began penning his own personal tales about the pursuit of life, love and understanding the opposite sex on his insightful blog, Naked With Socks On, which earned a Best Blog Series nod in the 2009 Black Weblog Awards for his weekly erotica series, Wet Wednesdays. Extending his personal brand even further, Anslem broke into online radio in 2012 with the Naked Radio Show, where he moderated frank discussions on sex, relationships and current events on PNCRadio.fm.

In February 2013, Anslem contributed to the Black love anthology, Where Did Our Love Go: Love and Relationships in the African-American Community.

Both Naked With Socks On and Naked Radio Show are currently on hiatus as Anslem switched focus from blogging to begin work on his debut novel.

  • Work
    • The Source
    • The Ave
    • XXL Magazine
    • Black Enterprise
    • JET Magazine
    • Moguldom Media Group
    • MadameNoire
    • YES to Jobs
    • PNC Radio