Catherine Onyemelukwe

Author, Blogger, Speaker

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

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

March 6, 2017
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Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month I’m borrowing an idea from blogger Margaret Anderson who mentioned honoring Women’s History Month. I’ll write about a few women whose history is important to me. And I invite you to suggest women you’d like to honor in Women’s … Continue reading

March 2, 2017
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Nigeria’s Economic Woes

Nigeria’s Economy in Distress The Financial Times in an article on February 28 says that Nigeria saw the first year in a quarter century with a decline in economic growth. It’s a sad end to a difficult year, a year of … Continue reading

February 10, 2017
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Damage from Boko Haram

Combating Boko Haram’s Influence About 70 freed Boko Haram captives are nearing the end of a 9-month program to aid their reintegration to Nigerian society. Psychologists and Islamic teachers are helping them. Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of Thomson Reuters, … Continue reading

December 12, 2016
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Two Stories of Boundary-Crossing Marriage

Boundary-Crossing Marriage The first story of Boundary-Crossing Marriage comes from the online media site YNaija.com. Online media is alive and well in Nigeria. I would even say thriving! One of the popular online media sites is Naija.com. ‘Naija’ is the … Continue reading

December 8, 2016
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Nigeria in Need

Nigeria in Need A frightening article in AlJazeera online warns of the situation in northern Nigeria. It says Nigeria is in need. President Buhari is claiming victories against Boko Haram. The article says, “The counterinsurgency has clawed back some territory, … Continue reading

November 2, 2016
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Feminist and Feminine – We Can Be Both

Feminist and Feminine Chimamanda is making ads for Boots No7 make-up. I like her combination of feminist and feminine. The Americans may not be familiar with Boots. I know the product and the stores from the UK. Boots was started in … Continue reading

October 21, 2016
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The Wife in The Other Room

President Buhari’s Wife in The Other Room President Buhari embarrassed some of his country-people last week! He was in Germany in an effort to promote investments in Nigeria. His wife had made a comment, saying she might not vote for him … Continue reading

October 17, 2016
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Brilliant Words from Michelle Obama

Michelle Speaking Out On Thursday last week Michelle Obama spoke out about Donald Trump’s disgraceful comments. I’d heard snippets. I’ve just read her whole speech. It’s amazing. Frank Bruni commented, “First at the Democratic convention in late July and then in New … Continue reading