Catherine Onyemelukwe

Author, Blogger, Speaker

January 20, 2018
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Why Do Chibok Girls Remain With Captors?

Chibok Girls Stay with Boko Haram An article in Voice of America online reports on a newly released video from Boko Haram. The video shows 12 Chibok girls who appear, “to relish their new life and disavow their old.” A … Continue reading

January 16, 2018
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration The 12th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration in Westport was fabulous! The highlight for me was the keynote speaker, Dr. Ibram X. Kendi. His title was “How to be an Anti-Racist.” We … Continue reading

January 12, 2018
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Connections Galore and Happy New Year!

Connections are Key My days in Nigeria were filled with family and other connections with and about relatives. Christmas dinner with Sam and his family was delicious and more than plentiful! We celebrated our wedding anniversary the next day with … Continue reading

December 7, 2017
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Travel, Walls, Passports, and Lady Liberty

My Passport Error I mentioned our effort to get Clem a new Nigerian passport. Turns out he did have an appointment to go to the Consulate for the interview. When I submitted and then printed the passport application forms in … Continue reading

December 3, 2017
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Not the First Mixed-Race Royal Couple

Mixed-Race Royal Engagement Amid all the fanfare over Prince Harry’s engagement to Meghan Markle came the article saying that they are not the first mixed-race royal couple! According to the article in The New York Times “Race/Related” series, several European royals … Continue reading

November 25, 2017
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Alex Ekwueme Has Died

Alex Ekwueme Has Died Alex Ekwueme, former Vice President of Nigeria, has died at the age of 85, in a London hospital. Nigeria’s former Vice President Alex Ekwueme is dead We had heard from a mutual friend that the friend … Continue reading

November 9, 2017
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Small World Connections

Small World Connections I love “small world” connections. Don’t you? This week has been rich with small world connections for me and my family. Our daughter Beth was here on the weekend. She features in two of the small world … Continue reading

November 5, 2017
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African History Revisited

African History Revisited in Paris Exhibit Africa in Words, a blog I follow, had a story about an exhibit in France that shows the depth of African history. It’s called “African Roads,” or “L’Afrique des routes.” The African history exhibit, … Continue reading

October 4, 2017
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Nigeria’s Independence, Chicago & Mountain Day

Mount Holyoke College Mountain Day Mount Holyoke College has a long-standing (I think since 1838!) tradition called Mountain Day. One day in the fall the President surprises the campus with bells ringing to announce Mountain Day, a day without classes. … Continue reading

September 30, 2017
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Tribe or Ethnic Group? More!

Tribe or Ethnic Group? The most comments ever on a blog topic came as a result of “Tribe or Ethnic Group.” If you haven’t commented yet but want to, you still can! Either make your comment at the bottom of … Continue reading