Catherine Onyemelukwe

Author, Blogger, Speaker

July 17, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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One More Tragedy

One More Tragedy Zainab Usman, Nigerian scholar and blogger, writes beautifully. Her words about the Nice tragedy are poignant. I wanted to say “her words about the most recent tragedy,” but it’s no longer the most recent. I just read … Continue reading

February 16, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

African Wealth, Books, and Music

Oxford University Welcomes Wealthiest African Zainab Usman posted a notice about an event at Oxford University that was to take place this afternoon. My fundraising antennae are perking up – is Oxford, or are these students – seeking a donation from … Continue reading

January 23, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Blizzard in Connecticut

Massive Snowstorm Are you in the path of the blizzard that is underway? I hear the reporter on public radio calling it a massive snowstorm. The photographer across the street took this picture. I found it in Dan Woog’s blog. … Continue reading

September 5, 2015
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Six Challenges for Buhari

How is Buhari Doing? Zainab Usman reviews Buhari’s first 100 days in this piece on CNN International. You can read a summary on her blog, which I recommend following. She says, “Since his victory, the pressure on Buhari and his … Continue reading

July 19, 2015
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Embrace the Mess!

Things don’t always go according to plan. Advice from a Yale alum to a Yale undergrad. More info on using white privilege for anti-racism work. Job opportunities at the UN from Zainab Usman. A crowded motorcyle!

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June 2, 2015
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Market Women Teach Feminism

Learning from the Market Women Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie gave the commencement speech at Wellesley College in Massachusetts a few days ago. She was fabulous! The graduates and the rest of the audience loved her, judging from the applause. I did … Continue reading

December 11, 2014
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Can You Believe 50 Years?

50th Wedding Anniversary Prep Hard to believe, but we’re near our 50th wedding anniversary on December 26! The major anniversary party will be in Nanka. Sam has taken on the role of chief organizer. Invitations have gone out, mostly by … 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

August 17, 2014
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Visit to Vermont; Africa Summit Revisited

Quechee Vermont I spent a lovely afternoon and evening with my friend and college classmate Dorcy. She’s visiting her sister Peg who lives in Quechee Vermont. I drove up today to deliver the calendar Dorcy won several weeks ago when … Continue reading

July 13, 2014
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

#BringBackOurGirls – Three Months Missing; Kennedy Era End?

Nigeria’s Finance Minister in CNN Interview In the last few days I have seen several comments on the missing girls in northern Nigeria. perhaps because the three month anniversary of the kidnapping was Thursday. CNN’s Christiane Amanpour spoke with Nigeria’s Finance Minister Ngozi … Continue reading