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Michelle E. Brown is a public speaker, activist and author. Her blog radio podcast “Collections By Michelle Brown” airs every Thursday at 7 p.m. Current and archived episodes can be heard on Blog Talk Radio, iTunes, Stitcher or SoundCloud. Follow her on Facebook at facebook.com/CollectionsbyMichelleBrown/.

In This Season of Pride

By | 2013-05-30T09:00:00-04:00 May 30th, 2013|Opinions, Viewpoints|

Viewpoint Even though some cities hold their PRIDE celebrations as early as April, Philadelphia's Black Pride was held in April; June will always be the official kick-off month for PRIDE celebrations in the Lesbian, Gay, [...]

Marriage: We fall down but we get up

By | 2012-05-17T09:00:00-04:00 May 17th, 2012|Opinions|

Viewpoint Are you feeling good about our chances in November? Still sitting on the sidelines because you're just not that into politics? Are you leaving all the heavy lifting to your local and national organizations? [...]

If Only

By | 2012-03-29T09:00:00-04:00 March 29th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Viewpoint On Feb. 26 Trayvon Martin, a seventeen year old African American youth, went to the store to get a pack of skittles and an Arizona tea. He wasn't a bad kid. He'd never been [...]

An Empire State of mind

By | 2011-06-30T09:00:00-04:00 June 30th, 2011|Opinions|

Viewpoint Some Friday nights I just have to unplug from my technological world. I turn off the television, turn off the computer, set aside the iPhone and, without a Pandora musical background, spend the evening [...]

Here’s to the death of power lists

By | 2011-05-19T09:00:00-04:00 May 19th, 2011|Opinions|

Viewpoint The definition of insanity as "doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results" is generally attributed to Albert Einstein. Regardless of who originally coined this adage, it continues to ring [...]

From Tahrir Square to Hart Plaza

By | 2018-01-16T03:56:53-05:00 March 3rd, 2011|Opinions|

Like the rest of the world, I was glued to the television watching the events in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt. The 18-day protest against the rule of former President Hosni Mubarak ultimately led to [...]

Viewpoint: Voting’s over now what?

By | 2018-01-16T00:50:52-05:00 November 11th, 2010|Opinions|

By now we have all had time to recover from "Red Tuesday." Whether it's from a hangover from drowning your sorrows or celebrating your successes over the mid-term elections, everyone should have stopped hyperventilating, dried [...]

Viewpoint: View From the West Wing

By | 2010-07-15T09:00:00-04:00 July 15th, 2010|Opinions|

Whether it was in a civics/history class or on "Schoolhouse Rock" when the concept of our government was first introduced to you, there's nothing like a visit to Washington, D.C., to get you really thinking [...]

Viewpoint: Creating Change

By | 2010-02-18T09:00:00-05:00 February 18th, 2010|Opinions|

When all the furor erupted over Sen. Harry Reid's remarks that then candidate Barack Obama could be successful in obtaining the presidency because "he is light skinned" and that he spoke with "no Negro dialect, [...]

Viewpoint: Oh Lord, Right Now

By | 2018-01-15T22:36:54-05:00 August 6th, 2009|Opinions|

During my weekly spin around my virtually expanded LGBT community, I came across the blog post "Where is our war room?" and slowed down to see just what "Tif," the writer, was talking about. I [...]