Catherine Onyemelukwe

Author, Blogger, Speaker

September 27, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Peace Corps Friends and Family

Peace Corps Friends and Family We had a wonderful few days in Washington DC with Peace Corps friends. I loved it all, but my favorite was the final event. The Walk for Peace started at George Washington University where the … Continue reading

August 6, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Olympic Refugee Team

Olympic Refugee Team I watched much of the Olympic Opening Ceremony last night. The beginning portrayed the history of Brazil, immigration, slave trade, and urban development. Then came the parade of athletes. Did you watch? I love seeing the U.S. … Continue reading

August 2, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Our History of Slavery

History of Slavery I’ve been saving this intriguing article on our history of slavery to share with you. “I Named My Mixed-Race Daughter for a Slave-Trading Town – Bristol!” was an opinion piece in The New York Times on July 16. The mixed-race … Continue reading

July 21, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe


Is Hillary Guilty?   I have watched portions of the Republican National Convention. I saw Governor Chris Christie attack Hillary’s record as Secretary of State. He was speaking on Tuesday evening. He was acting as the prosecutor against Hillary Clinton so the … Continue reading

June 7, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Kano Horror, Birthday Joys

Kano Horror A Christian woman trader named Bridget said something offensive to Muslims in the market in Kano, northern Nigeria, on Thursday. The result was a Kano horror. Did she mean to be offensive? Or was her comment innocent but mis-interpreted as … Continue reading

June 3, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe


Wisdom on Forgiveness I’ve had mixed feelings about the gorilla and the mom. How could she let her child escape from her sight? Did she deserve forgiveness? Was it even her fault? Margaret Anderson is a trainer, author, and consultant. … Continue reading

May 30, 2016
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Buhari’s First Year in Office

President Buhari’s First Year Review Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari marked his first year in office with a speech on May 29. He touched on major issues – Boko Haram, the Delta insurgents, and the economy. Buhari opened his address this way, … Continue reading

April 12, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

UN Secretary General

Campaign for UN Secretary General Our presidential campaign sometimes seems like the only game in town now. But another is happening, only much quieter and mostly out-of-sight. That’s the campaign for the next Secretary General of the UN. Ban Ki-moon’s … Continue reading

April 8, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Lessons from Africa

Living in Community: Lessons from Africa Tomorrow I’ll be in New Haven CT to present a workshop, “Lessons from Africa.” The Unitarian Fellowship of New Haven is hosting an all-day meeting for about 100 people coming from churches in the … Continue reading

March 23, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

UN has strengths and flaws

UN in Need? On the Sunday in the middle of the two weeks of the Commission on the Status of Women, I read an op-ed about the UN written by someone from Westport, CT where I live. Anthony Banbury, the author, … Continue reading