Catherine Onyemelukwe

Author, Blogger, Speaker

September 22, 2017
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Global Citizenship

Global Citizenship I follow the Returned Peace Corps Volunteer LinkedIn Group. This message came from Karin Muller today: “Since returning from the Philippines (87-89), I’ve dedicated my life to producing television documentaries on remote cultures and conflict zones for National … Continue reading

September 18, 2017
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We Belong to a Community

Rev. Barber: What We Must Do Have you seen, heard, or heard of Rev. William Barber? He has been speaking out about structural racism. He has tough words for all of us interested in confronting race issues in our country. … Continue reading

September 14, 2017
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Agriculture in Nigeria

President Buhari Praises Agriculture in Nigeria I’m happy to see President Muhammadu Buhari back in action. He cut the ribbon to inaugurate, “Africa’s biggest hatchery and feed mill,” according to Premium Times. Nigeria must feed itself – Buhari The project is … Continue reading

September 10, 2017
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The Arc of the Moral Universe

The Arc of the Moral Universe You probably know the phrase, “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” I thought it came from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. And it does, but started elsewhere! … Continue reading

September 6, 2017
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Time for New Yam Festival

The New Yam Festival Pulse.ng published an entertaining article yesterday about the new yam festival. This is the time of year for the festival. The first new yams have been harvested, and it is time to celebrate. The event begins … Continue reading

September 2, 2017
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Is There Slavery in Nigeria Today?

Slavery in Nigeria Today? Sahara Reporters, a Nigerian online publication, had an article about slavery. The story led with comments by Priti Patel, the UK’s Secretary of State for International Development. During a recent visit she announced increased funding to … Continue reading

August 29, 2017
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UN Committee on Elimination of Racial Discrimination Warns U.S.

UN Issues Warning A UN committee charged with tackling racism has issued an “early warning” over conditions in the US and urged the Trump administration to “unequivocally and unconditionally” reject discrimination. “Such statements are usually issued by the United Nations committee on the elimination … Continue reading

August 21, 2017
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Nigerian Peacebuilder

Nigerian Peacebuilder “Hajiya Amina Ahmed is a peacebuilder from Nigeria who works across religious and ethnic lines to empower women and build peaceful communities.” Isn’t that a wonderful description? And she actually does this work in Nigeria! UNWomen has her … Continue reading

August 17, 2017
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Face of Technology in Nigeria

Women in Nigeria “Breaking the Code” I loved reading this article about women in Nigeria who are changing the face of tech in the country! The tech sector is growing. There are not enough trained men available. The article says, … Continue reading

August 13, 2017
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Fela and His Music

Fela, His Music, and His Activism Do you remember the Nigerian musician Fela Anikulapo-Kuti? His life was featured in the award-winning musical on Broadway simply called “Fela.” The musical ran from 2009 to 2011. Clem and I saw it with … Continue reading