Catherine Onyemelukwe

Author, Blogger, Speaker

August 21, 2017
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Nigerian Peacebuilder

Nigerian Peacebuilder “Hajiya Amina Ahmed is a peacebuilder from Nigeria who works across religious and ethnic lines to empower women and build peaceful communities.” Isn’t that a wonderful description? And she actually does this work in Nigeria! UNWomen has her … Continue reading

November 10, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Were You Surprised on Tuesday?

Surprised and Disappointed I was completely surprised on Tuesday night! Hard to believe how wrong the polls were. What about you? I was also disappointed. On Tuesday afternoon I had volunteered at the Westport Democratic Headquarters. My assignment was to call … Continue reading

September 19, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Igbo Marriage Rites Full of Tradition, Modified!

Chidi’s Igbo Marriage Igbo marriage rites were in full swing when my husband Clem went to Hemet, California, for the wedding of his nephew Chidi. Other African customs were in play too. Clem’s younger brother Godwin, Chidi’s dad, died a few years … Continue reading

July 21, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Guilty?

Is Hillary Guilty?   I have watched portions of the Republican National Convention. I saw Governor Chris Christie attack Hillary’s record as Secretary of State. He was speaking on Tuesday evening. He was acting as the prosecutor against Hillary Clinton so the … Continue reading

December 18, 2015
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10 Birthday Challenges for Buhari

Christmas Eve  Music is an important part of my Christmas memories and celebrations. I can’t imagine  Christmas without music. I think my favorite Christmas song is “Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming,” which I always think of with the German title, “Es ist … Continue reading