Catherine Onyemelukwe

Author, Blogger, Speaker

December 19, 2017
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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All-female Crew Flies 777 to Lagos

All-female Crew Flies to Nigeria Ethiopian Airlines Fly with All-female Crew from Addis to Lagos I love it! Not only an all-female crew, but all-African! Lessons and Carols in Westport On Sunday evening Clem and I enjoyed “Lessons and Carols” … Continue reading

December 15, 2017
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Racism Revealed in ADL Video

Racism Revealed in Video from ADL I had an email from the Antidefamation League, ADL, this week. TEAM Westport and ADL have overlapping interests in addressing racism and other forms of discrimination. The racism revealed in the video, not so … Continue reading

November 29, 2017
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Seeking Civil Rights for Blacks, Native Americans

One Final Note on Thanksgiving The NYTimes had an excellent article, “How Native Americans Celebrate Thanksgiving.” It is part of their Race/Related series which focuses on civil rights for people of color. The article contains comments from four Native Americans. … Continue reading

October 28, 2017
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Boko Haram Turns Girls Into Bombers

Boko Haram Still Active I keep hoping that the bits of positive information from the Nigerian government about defeating Boko Haram are true. Though there have been some successes, there are still so many more challenges. “So far this year, … Continue reading

October 16, 2017
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Beloved Conversations

Beloved Conversations – a Final Report Several months ago I mentioned a program in which I participated at The Unitarian Church in Westport called “Beloved Conversations.” Beloved Conversations is a program created at Meadville Lombard, the Unitarian Seminary in Chicago. The … Continue reading

September 26, 2017
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Ethnic Group or Tribe?

New Canaan Library Author Talk The audience of about 35 people at my New Canaan Library Author Talk on Monday evening was enthusiastic and full of interesting questions. As people were leaving one audience member said, “Why do you use … Continue reading

September 18, 2017
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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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
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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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
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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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