Catherine Onyemelukwe

Author, Blogger, Speaker

November 6, 2016
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Guy Fawkes Day is Celebrated

Guy Fawkes Day  I had forgotten, despite the chant, “Remember, remember the 5th of November!” I first learned about Guy Fawkes from my children. When they were at St. Saviour’s School in Lagos, Nigeria, they were introduced to Guy Fawkes Day. … 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 29, 2016
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President Buhari’s Daughter Marries

President’s Daughter Gets Married Hajiya Fatima, President Buhari’s second daughter, married yesterday. Her new husband is the former managing director of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, Malam Gimba Yau Kumo. The wedding took place in Daura, Katsina state. She … Continue reading

October 25, 2016
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Peace Pipes and Oil Pipelines

Niger Delta Avengers Destroy Oil Pipelines I have some sympathy for the Niger Delta Avengers, though I abhor their actions. They destroy oil pipelines to advance their cause. Yet they have reason to be upset. Since the early days of … 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 11, 2016
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Build a Caring Community

Build a Caring Community At the Unitarian Church in Westport CT we held our annual Homecoming Service on Sunday morning. Our Director of Lifespan Faith Development, Mary Collins, told a story about caring community. She enlisted Ellie and Bob to … Continue reading

September 7, 2016
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The Sharps’ War

The Sharps’ War My friend Denise, more commonly called Denny, Davidoff wrote an excellent review of Ken Burns’ film Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War. I read it online in UU World Weekly, the email from UU World. The magazine is sent … 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

August 18, 2016
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Call for Gender Equality By 2030

Gender Equality At 16, Kehkashan Basu is bold. She is a fearless proponent of gender equality, and the founder and president of a youth organisation called Green Hope in her native Dubai. At the recent panel discussion on “Investing in Young … Continue reading

August 14, 2016
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Good Deed, Also the Bad and the Ugly

Good Deed Margaret Anderson, the Persuasion Coach, sent me this story about a good deed by Delta – see what they did to help out the stranded Nigerian soccer team get to Rio in time for their first match! Given … Continue reading