Catherine Onyemelukwe

Author, Blogger, Speaker

November 21, 2017
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Happy Thanksgiving Celebration

Thanksgiving Celebration We will drive to our daughter’s home in Philadelphia on Thursday morning for our Thanksgiving celebration with her family. She said all I need to do is bring the ham. I like that! I’ll also take Mama Stamberg’s … Continue reading

October 12, 2017
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Afreximbank President in New York

President Oramah at New York University The African Export Import Bank, known as Afreximbank, was established in 1993 to promote intra-African trade. The President, Dr. Benedict Oramah, spoke on Monday evening at NYU. Clem and I went. We were early and … Continue reading

September 22, 2017
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Global Citizenship

Global Citizenship I follow the Returned Peace Corps Volunteer LinkedIn Group. This message came from Karin Muller today: “Since returning from the Philippines (87-89), I’ve dedicated my life to producing television documentaries on remote cultures and conflict zones for National … Continue reading

July 28, 2017
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UNICEF Broadcasts School Over the Radio

School Over the Radio Children who are in refugee camps and conflict areas often have no opportunity for education. But for some there is a unique chance for school over the radio! “Tens of thousands of children across the Lake … 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

June 24, 2017
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Boko Haram’s Devastation

Boko Haram’s Devastation The NY Times had two excellent stories about Boko Haram and the devastation in people’s lives it has created. “Trained to Kill: How Four Boy Soldiers Survived Boko Haram,” was the first one I read. It was … Continue reading

June 10, 2017
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Granddaughter Graduates from Radnor High School

Granddaughter Graduates Our granddaughter Nkiru graduated from Radnor High School on Wednesday afternoon. Of course we were there! Four years ago when Kenechi graduated from Radnor, the ceremony was at Villa Nova, in their Philadelphia suburb of Bryn Mawr. But … Continue reading

March 10, 2017
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Humanitarian Crisis

Humanitarian Crisis The former ambassador to Nigeria John Campbell is at the Council on Foreign Relations. He writes about much of sub-Sahara Africa. He has written before about the humanitarian crisis in Nigeria. He had two recent posts I want … 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