Catherine Onyemelukwe

Author, Blogger, Speaker

March 14, 2017
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Pi Day

Math Fun Do you remember Pi? No, not the book or movie Life of Pi, but from math! Think of today’s date – 3/14. Does that remind you? It would, if you studied geometry or trigonometry in high school or college. … Continue reading

August 30, 2016
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New Yam Festival

New Yam Festival You know that I love Igbo culture. This article in Naij.com has five photos that are really lovely examples of Igbo culture. All are related to the New Yam Festival which takes place now, at the end … Continue reading

May 22, 2016
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Second Chibok Girl?

Second Chibok Girl? Just two days after the news of a Chibok girl found wandering in the forest, when she was being taken to meet President Buhari, there was news of another. That news is being challenged. There seems no … Continue reading

April 16, 2016
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Georgetown’s Slave History

Georgetown’s Slave History New York Times columnist Rachel Swarms wrote a fascinating piece about Georgetown’s slave history. She tells  the story of the sale of 272 slaves in 1838 to keep the institution solvent. Then she describes efforts underway today to find … Continue reading

April 4, 2016
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Bring Back Our Girls

President Buhari Faces Criticism President Buhari disappointed the Bring Back Our Girls activists. He has come in for quite a bit of criticism in the last couple of weeks. Two weeks ago he agreed to meet with the Bring Back Our … Continue reading

January 3, 2016
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Happy New Year, and Two Questions

Holiday Pics Daughter Beth, husband Kelvin, & three kids, and son Chinaku came for Christmas and anniversary. Chinaku stayed, but B&K took their kids home, and came back with Ikem for New Year’s. The older children stayed home to be with friends. … Continue reading

August 24, 2015
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Reporting, and Biking, While Black

Reporting While Black Gene Demby of Code Switch; photo from NPR Gene Demby is the lead blogger in Code Switch, an NPR team that reports on race, culture and ethnicity. He writes and speaks about what it is like to be reporting … Continue reading

April 30, 2015
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Two Strong Women, Fela, and My Book

Women in Nigeria’s Election An analysis piece in All Africa on April 24 bemoaned the lack of women in Nigerian elected offices. There had appeared to be some progress, but it hasn’t lasted. The writer said, “In 2003, women made up … Continue reading

April 14, 2015
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One Year Anniversary

Chibok Kidnapping A Year Ago Today marks a year since the girls from the Chibok School were kidnapped. The International Business Times has a solid article describing how Boko Haram is still carrying out vicious attacks and how little has … Continue reading

February 5, 2015
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Nanka, New York Times, Problems and Hope

Unique Greeting Anniversary Greeting from Nanka Students’ Union We received an email from the Nanka Students’ Union a couple of days ago. It’s a warm and wonderful anniversary greeting. I love it. I haven’t emailed them my thanks yet. I will … Continue reading