Catherine Onyemelukwe

Author, Blogger, Speaker

September 3, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

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 26, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Inheritance for Igbo Women

Inheritance for Igbo Women Inheritance for Igbo women has been an issue in Nigeria for a long time. In 1991 a case was filed by a woman who said she could not be removed from the land that came to … Continue reading

August 22, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Will There Be Milk for Nigeria?

Milk for Nigeria? Moo! There are plans for a dairy industry with milk for Nigeria! The world’s largest dairy cooperative is coming. They’ve signed an MOU, a Memorandum of Understanding, with the Nigerian government. Arla Foods is a cooperative owned … Continue reading

August 2, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Our History of Slavery

History of Slavery I’ve been saving this intriguing article on our history of slavery to share with you. “I Named My Mixed-Race Daughter for a Slave-Trading Town – Bristol!” was an opinion piece in The New York Times on July 16. The mixed-race … Continue reading

July 29, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Family Birthdays

Family Birthdays Our older son Chinaku and our daughter Beth have June birthdays. All of Beth’s family have their birthdays in June and July, from Kelvin on June 3 to Nkiru today! We celebrated our grandson Kenechi’s birthday on July 4th. He … Continue reading

July 13, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Black Like Me

Black Like Me I’ve just learned the amazing story of John Howard Griffin. He wrote Black Like Me now in its 50th anniversary edition. My sister Beth and I were in our hotel room at Mohegan Sun last week. We were talking about … Continue reading

June 27, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Six Acres

Six Acres “Six Acres Bed and Breakfast is located on six lovely acres in College Hill, just fifteen minutes from Downtown Cincinnati.  This bed and breakfast has beautifully landscaped grounds, offering a serene and peaceful stay.” I can’t describe it better … Continue reading

May 18, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Chibok Girl Found

Chibok Girl Found The New York Times said in a front page article in a late edition today that a Chibok girl, one of those kidnapped over two years ago, was found. According to the NYTimes, “‘The girl, Amina Ali, … Continue reading

December 14, 2015
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

#1 Best Seller on Amazon

Best Seller Nigeria History I don’t know how many books are in the category Nigeria History on Amazon, but my memoir is the #1 best-seller in Nigeria History category for this hour at least! I found this on the author page. … Continue reading

December 6, 2015
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Ten Thousand Volunteers?

Party Time The Connecticut Returned Peace Corps Volunteers held its annual holiday party today. I brought home three raffle prizes, including a soft plush throw, a small blanket to use on the sofa for chilly evenings. But better than what I got is … Continue reading