Catherine Onyemelukwe

Author, Blogger, Speaker

July 12, 2017
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Renewable Energy for Power in Nigeria?

Renewable Energy for Africa Tom Coogan, a fellow alum of the Yale School of Management and Facebook friend, posted a recent photo that intrigued me. He was in Northern Nigeria at the launching of a renewable energy project. I found … Continue reading

March 14, 2017
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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

June 21, 2015
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Father’s Day and Forgiveness

Thinking About Charleston This morning I watched  CNN’s coverage of the service at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, where the shooting took place on Wednesday evening. Their service was about to start. But I left for the Unitarian Church … Continue reading

May 12, 2015
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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

December 3, 2014
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Combining Past and Future

Memories of Madeira On Wednesday I had lunch in Funchal, the capital city of the island of Madeira! Well, not really. I had lunch with Adrienne Farrar Houël whom I’ve known and admired for years. She is President and CEO of … Continue reading

November 5, 2014
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First Book Talk a Success!

My first book talk was a success with a large audience of friends and strangers. Everyone was interested, people asked great questions, and I enjoyed it thoroughly! Criminal justice is a topic for the times and for TEAM Westport.

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October 28, 2014
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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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April 27, 2014
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Nigeria and Nigerians in the News

Three articles in the media grabbed my attention since my last post. The morning after I posted, I received a link to an article in Private Lives, in The New York Times, from Greg Jones, President of Friends of Nigeria. Enuma Okoro, … Continue reading

March 19, 2014
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Book Group Discussion of Americanah

“Outstanding book.” “The author captured the experience of non-American blacks so well.” “The blog as a vehicle was an excellent literary device.” “The characters were so well-drawn; I didn’t want to say goodbye to them at the end.” All six … Continue reading

February 18, 2014
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Photo for my header

I’ve been searching for photos to use in my header. I found some lovely photos of textiles and beads, but they’re not mine. I have contacted one owner to see if I can use her beautiful textile photo. It’s a … Continue reading