Catherine Onyemelukwe

Author, Blogger, Speaker

March 7, 2016
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Will You Celebrate?

International Women’s Day March 8th  How will you celebrate? I will go to the Westport Library in the evening to hear Caryl M. Stern of UNICEF speak on the refugee crisis and its implications for human trafficking. My friend Barbara is introducing … Continue reading

March 4, 2016
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“I’m Already MIssing You”

Caribbean Sky, Sea, and Sunset We’ve had a lovely few days at Sandals Whitehouse on the south coast of Jamaica. I’m scattering photos throughout this post. The beach seems to go on forever, and the sea really is “Caribbean blue.” … Continue reading

February 28, 2016
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US to Help Confront Boko Haram

Special Ops to Help Confront Boko Haram? Two NY Times articles claimed my attention on Friday morning. The first said that American special operations team members are going to help Nigeria in its fight against Boko Haram. I was very … Continue reading

February 8, 2016
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First Peace Corps Volunteer

Yale Women Authors “My claim to fame is that I was a member of the very first Peace Corps group,” said Meryl, one of the early arrivals at our home Sunday for the gathering of YaleWomen Connecticut. The first group had … Continue reading

September 21, 2015
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Cincinnati Fun

An Eye for Color Stephanie, the friend I’m staying with  in Fort Thomas, Kentucky, has an amazing eye for color and decor. When I asked her if she’d trained in art or design, she said, “No, but we always talked about … Continue reading

July 19, 2015
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Embrace the Mess!

Things don’t always go according to plan. Advice from a Yale alum to a Yale undergrad. More info on using white privilege for anti-racism work. Job opportunities at the UN from Zainab Usman. A crowded motorcyle!

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May 4, 2015
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10 Igbo Women Trailblazers and More

Igbo Women Trailblazers On the schedule (pronounced shedule in British-speak, and skedule in American) at the London Igbo Conference was this pre-recorded presentation by Emeka Keazor. He relates brief stories of ten powerful Igbo women. He opens the video with … Continue reading

January 28, 2015
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Two Atrocities, Two Approaches

Paris and Baga – Both Newsworthy? “What makes one atrocity more newsworthy than another?” asks Margaret Sullivan, Public Editor of The New York Times, in her piece on January 24. She comments on the extensive coverage of the Paris bombing at … Continue reading