Catherine Onyemelukwe

Author, Blogger, Speaker

October 28, 2017
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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
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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 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

July 12, 2017
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Renewable Energy for Power in Nigeria?

Renewable Energy for Africa Tom Coogan, a fellow alum of the Yale School of Management and Facebook friend, posted a recent photo that intrigued me. He was in Northern Nigeria at the launching of a renewable energy project. I found … Continue reading

June 30, 2017
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Race, White Privilege, and Debt

Race, White Privilege, and Debt I’ve written several times about my two book groups and my group of “Sister Grandmas.” All three are educational and entertaining, valuable sources of intellectual stimulation and social interaction. Sometimes a member of a group … Continue reading

June 6, 2017
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High School Graduation

High School Graduation for Two Chibok Girls I was reminded again of the 276 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram from their school in Chibok, northern Nigeria. Their abduction led to the hashtag campaign “#BringBackOurGirls.” I thought just a few had … Continue reading

May 9, 2017
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Eighty-two Chibok Girls Released

Eighty-two Chibok Girls Released You probably already know the exciting news from Nigeria this past weekend. President Buhari had campaigned on promises to defeat Boko Haram and attack the country’s long-standing corruption. He needs victories, the NY Times said. “Over the … Continue reading

April 11, 2017
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Bridge Building

Bridge Building Early Sunday morning I listened to Krista Tippett’s On Being. She was interviewing Matt Kibbe and Heather McGhee who come from opposite ends of the political spectrum but have a commitment to bridge building. “He’s a libertarian who … Continue reading

April 4, 2017
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White Privilege: The Winners

White Privilege Essay Winners The three winners of TEAM Westport’s Essay contest on white privilege read their essays to a full house in Westport Library’s McManus Room yesterday evening. They were brilliant! I was amazed at the sophistication of their writing. … Continue reading

March 26, 2017
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Denied Visas

Africans Denied Visas Former Ambassador to Nigeria John Campbell is part of the Council on Foreign Relations. He blogs about Africa. He wrote about the African Global Economic and Development Summit that just concluded at the University of Southern California. … Continue reading