Catherine Onyemelukwe

Author, Blogger, Speaker

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

July 28, 2017
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UNICEF Broadcasts School Over the Radio

School Over the Radio Children who are in refugee camps and conflict areas often have no opportunity for education. But for some there is a unique chance for school over the radio! “Tens of thousands of children across the Lake … Continue reading

July 24, 2017
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Mother of the Bride

Mother of the Bride My friend and blog reader J. wrote with a question. Her daughter is getting married in Nigeria to a Nigerian man. J. was also a Peace Corps volunteer in Nigeria and married a Nigerian. But instead … Continue reading

July 8, 2017
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Biafra Fifty Years Ago and Nigeria Today

Did Biafra Teach Us Anything? The Nigerian army entered Biafra on July 6th, 1967. This was just two weeks after our daughter Beth was born in Enugu, Biafra’s capital. Two months later the Nigerians were bombing Enugu. We ran to … Continue reading

June 30, 2017
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Race, White Privilege, and Debt

Race, White Privilege, and Debt I’ve written several times about my two book groups and my group of “Sister Grandmas.” All three are educational and entertaining, valuable sources of intellectual stimulation and social interaction. Sometimes a member of a group … Continue reading

June 26, 2017
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My Own Implicit Bias

Implicit Bias at Work I hear people say implicit bias is not real. I disagree. It is real, pervasive, and harmful. It affects the actions of police and juries. The NYTimes had an excellent op-ed on the topic. I experienced my … Continue reading

June 10, 2017
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Granddaughter Graduates from Radnor High School

Granddaughter Graduates Our granddaughter Nkiru graduated from Radnor High School on Wednesday afternoon. Of course we were there! Four years ago when Kenechi graduated from Radnor, the ceremony was at Villa Nova, in their Philadelphia suburb of Bryn Mawr. But … Continue reading

June 6, 2017
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High School Graduation

High School Graduation for Two Chibok Girls I was reminded again of the 276 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram from their school in Chibok, northern Nigeria. Their abduction led to the hashtag campaign “#BringBackOurGirls.” I thought just a few had … Continue reading

May 29, 2017
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Frightened Fawn in the Doorway

Deer in the Doorway A little while ago I heard a cat’s loud meow just outside the door. I looked out and saw a black and white cat, looking comfortable and eager, as if hoping to come in. I said through … Continue reading