Catherine Onyemelukwe

Author, Blogger, Speaker

February 2, 2017
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What Does White Privilege Mean to You?

Former Westport Resident Talks About White Privilege TEAM Westport is our town’s committee dedicated to multi-cultural awareness. The acronym TEAM stands for is Together Effectively Achieving Multiculturalism. I am a member. We are holding our 4th annual essay contest for … Continue reading

January 29, 2017
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Beauties and Beasts in Igbo Art

Igbo Art: Beauties and Beasts Thank you to my friend and fellow Mount Holyoke book group member Joan! She told me about the lecture, “The Astonishing Richness of Igbo Art: Beauties, Beasts, and Others.” I went on Thursday evening to the … Continue reading

January 25, 2017
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Talking About Race

Talking About Race Sunday’s presentation “Talking to Children About Race” at the Westport Library, co-sponsored by TEAM Westport, was excellent. Catherine Lewis, LCSW and Zoe Tarrant, MA, MFT were the presenters. Their PowerPoint “What Do White Children See?” led them … 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 4, 2016
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New US Ambassador for Nigeria

New US Ambassador to Nigeria New U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria meets President Buhari The new US ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington, submitted his credentials to President Buhari on December 1. You may have recognized his name. I did. His family … Continue reading

December 1, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Two Untold Stories

Untold Story by Edward Baptist The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery And The Making Of American Capitalism by Edward Baptist, is the book we read for my Baker’s Dozen Book Group, which met tonight. Somehow I got confused. I thought we … 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

October 9, 2016
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Wole Soyinka Nobel Laureate 1986

Wole Soyinka On Friday evening Clem and I joined our friend Ruth Omabegho for an evening in New York. We enjoyed plantain, chicken, steak, sweet potato fries, and coconut flan at a lovely Cuban restaurant. Then we headed to NYU … Continue reading

September 15, 2016
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Refugees and Migrants at the UN

High Level Summit for Refugees and Migrants Yesterday in beautiful late summer weather, I met my friend Marilyn in New York. After lunch at Le Pain Quotidien we went to a panel on refugees and migrants hosted by the NGO Committee on the … Continue reading

September 3, 2016
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Shonda Rhimes’ Year of Yes

Year of Yes I always have a book on my phone for listening at the gym. While I’m on the treadmill, lifting weights, or doing leg presses, I’m ‘reading.’ Right now, it’s Shonda Rhimes’ Year of Yes and I’m loving it! … Continue reading