Catherine Onyemelukwe

Author, Blogger, Speaker

August 8, 2015
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Black Lives Do Matter

Back Home in Connecticut My sister Beth and I drove back from Maine on Wednesday. The drive was long, of course, just like going, but we had fun. Our only disappointment of the whole trip was that we did not … Continue reading



July 23, 2015
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Will President Buhari Find the Chibok Girls?

Buhari in Washington Nigeria’s President Buhari has gone! In his three days in Washington DC he met with President Obama, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Nigerians in the Diaspora, and Vice President Biden among others. “In talks on Monday, Obama … Continue reading



June 26, 2015
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Birthday, Long Beach, Race

Beth’s birthday! Our daughter’s birthday is today. I sent a text message in the morning on my way to the airport. And we mailed a lovely birthday card a few days ago. She called while I was in Salt Lake City … 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 28, 2015
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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

May 24, 2015
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Memorial Day

Tide Turning Max Siollun is a Nigerian journalist and historian. I’ve quoted him before. He shared his story in The Guardian about Boko Haram and how the fight has changed. Now it is Boko Haram that is on the run, … 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 16, 2014
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A Theft, A Threat, and Raising Awareness

Ebola is now in the U.S. and citizens react. Why didn’t we act earlier? We see too few children of color in children’s books – can we change that? A pumpkin thief gets caught at Linvilla Orchards.




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September 10, 2014
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Memoir Update, Frontline, Children’s Books

Exciting News! Erica Jong, author of Fear of Flying and many more books, has agreed to write a comment for my book. I told the members of one of my book groups tonight, and shared the news at a reception … Continue reading