Michelle E. Brown

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

Equality - Ain't I a woman?

WOMAN: an adult female, mother, wife, lover but also educator, nurturer and innovator. But for most of western history women were confined to a life of domesticity. As late as the early 20th century in the United States, women could not vote, hold [...]

Spending for Equality - A New Year's Resolution to Keep

As far back as I can remember I have been bombarded with images supporting the old adage that "Money Talks." From the recurring movie scene where the maitre d' is slipped a ten spot for upgraded seating to the almost daily revelations that yet [...]

Torn between two loves, what's a voter to do?

The upcoming election for Detroit City Council has literally left me torn between two loves – my great love and respect for retiring City Council President MaryAnn Mahaffey vs. my great love and concern for the City of Detroit. Although I knew the [...]

On transgender inclusion

Gwendolyn Ann Smith's July 21 column ("HRC tiger can't change its stripes") reminds us all that a part of our community, OUR transgender sisters and brothers, are still struggling for equal representation, parity and inclusion not just from society [...]