Catherine Onyemelukwe

Author, Blogger, Speaker

July 23, 2015
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Will President Buhari Find the Chibok Girls?

Buhari in Washington Nigeria’s President Buhari has gone! In his three days in Washington DC he met with President Obama, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Nigerians in the Diaspora, and Vice President Biden among others. “In talks on Monday, Obama … Continue reading

July 3, 2015
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Nigeria Old and New, Book Talks

Nigerian Doctor – The Video Here’s the video I mentioned in my last post. It’s a priceless reminder of colonial days in Nigeria. I never did learn who sent it or how I came across  it. It’s 13 minutes long, and I … Continue reading

May 28, 2015
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Four Challenges for Buhari

Four Key Challenges Max Siollun shared photos of Buhari and Jonathan together as Jonathan showed his successor through the presidential compound. I took one of his photos to share with you – thank you, Max. Buhari campaigned against corruption, mismanagement, … Continue reading

May 24, 2015
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Memorial Day

Tide Turning Max Siollun is a Nigerian journalist and historian. I’ve quoted him before. He shared his story in The Guardian about Boko Haram and how the fight has changed. Now it is Boko Haram that is on the run, … Continue reading

May 16, 2015
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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