Catherine Onyemelukwe

Author, Blogger, Speaker

June 6, 2017
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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High School Graduation

High School Graduation for Two Chibok Girls I was reminded again of the 276 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram from their school in Chibok, northern Nigeria. Their abduction led to the hashtag campaign “#BringBackOurGirls.” I thought just a few had … Continue reading

May 22, 2017
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Singing City with Noted Musicians and African Quilts

Singing City Clem and I went to Philadelphia for a delayed Mother’s Day celebration with our daughter Beth and her family. She sang yesterday with Singing City, an old and revered Philadelphia chorus. Before the concert she introduced me to “I … Continue reading

October 13, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Twenty one Chibok Girls Released!

21 Chibok Girls Released  Twenty one of the girls kidnapped by Boko Haram two and a half years ago were released yesterday! CNN carried a report, as did many Nigerian newspapers. The Nigerian government says negotiations have been going on … Continue reading

May 18, 2016
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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

April 16, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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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 14, 2015
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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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
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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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

November 17, 2014
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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New Subscribers Welcome

Welcome New Readers Three talks done! I’m excited to welcome new readers to this blog. Several people who heard me speak at the Westport Senior Center  signed on. Then several more from the talk I gave the next evening for the … Continue reading

October 28, 2014
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Human Rights, Go-Slow, Ebola Scare

Human Rights Watch reports on Boko Haram’s treatment of abducted girls and women in Nigeria and calls for the group to stop their campaign. American author Bridgett Davis writes about Nigeria and a missing sister. I share a story about Westport’s wonderful EMS team and their worry about Ebola.

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September 6, 2014
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Chibok Girls, Fannie Lou Hamer, and Gardening

The Missing Chibok Girls The missing girls are not forgotten, though the Nigerian government does not seem able to find or rescue them. School children in Nigeria are creating and watching dramas about the abduction of girls. I read about … Continue reading