Catherine Onyemelukwe

Author, Blogger, Speaker

April 28, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Emeka and Other Names

Emeka I shared the tragic news of our nephew Emeka’s death in California with you in my last post. My husband Clem and I were there when I wrote. We came back Sunday night, arriving home Monday morning, tired but … Continue reading

July 15, 2015
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Get Out the Vote!

Go Slow? After President Buhari’s resounding victory and impressive inaugural ceremony in Nigeria on May 29 many people, myself included, expected quick action, at least visible action, against Boko Haram. We also thought he would announce his ministerial appointments within … Continue reading

May 16, 2015
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Racism Comes in Many Forms

Black Lives Matter: A Conversation   The NYTimes provides me with a “Recommended Reading” email  every few days. I was taken with the title “A Conversation about Growing Up Black,” that they gave me today, even though the article is from several … Continue reading

May 12, 2015
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Black Lives Matter and More

Black Lives Matter After the many tragic deaths of young black men at the hands of police in recent years, the movement Black Lives Matter has gained traction. It’s a way of saying that these deaths are not excusable. For me it means … Continue reading