Catherine Onyemelukwe

Author, Blogger, Speaker

May 5, 2017
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Nigerian Politics in Crisis?

Love Does Not Win Elections Feyi Fawehinmi, contributor to the Guardian, an online Nigerian publication, writes about Ayisha Osori’s forthcoming book, Love Does Not Win Elections, about Nigerian Politics. He says, “I’ll go out on a limb and say this is … Continue reading

March 23, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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UN has strengths and flaws

UN in Need? On the Sunday in the middle of the two weeks of the Commission on the Status of Women, I read an op-ed about the UN written by someone from Westport, CT where I live. Anthony Banbury, the author, … Continue reading

September 17, 2015
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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The Hummingbird

Outside of the Window I’m with my sister Beth at her friend Stephanie’s home in Fort Thomas, Kentucky. I lived in Fort Thomas from 7th grade through the time I was in the Peace Corps. Stephanie just served us a … Continue reading

August 20, 2015
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Dear Hillary, Why #Black Lives Matter

My Letter to Hillary Did you see the video of Hillary speaking with the activist Julius Jones from Black Lives Matter? This was backstage in Keene, New Hampshire. I read about the exchange in The New York Times, and watched … Continue reading

August 12, 2015
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Do You Know Where You Belong?

We Would Be One “Just over a year ago I was close to finishing my memoir. It was in writing that I wrestled with the question of where I belong, why I grew up without knowing I had a community, … 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

August 29, 2014
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Progress in Nigeria; In U.S. Ongoing White Privilege

 YALI I posted news of President Obama’s Africa Summit recently. Here is related news that I found on Zainab Usman’s blog. Preceding the Africa Summit, the Young African Leaders Initiative, or YALI, hosted 500 young leaders from Africa “to hone … Continue reading