[Whitney & Oak Alley Plantation in New Orleans. /  Photo courtesy of Gray Line Tours]

Despite the current confinement that has kept many from traveling so far in 2020, many have begun to organize their travels for the latter portion of the year and into 2021.  With trav...

 [Rep. Larry Womble speaks to media during an brief intermission from receiving testimonies from survivors of North Carolina's forced sterilization program in 2011. / Photo by Dr. Shantella Sherman] 

Larry Womble, long-time educator and North Carolina politician, w...

[This story was originally published in the AFRO newspaper in September 2017- Story and photos by Shantella Sherman]

Redlining, a discriminatory pattern of disinvestment and obstructive lending practices that impede home ownership among Blacks and other people of color,...

(Pictured Elaine Riddick, survivor of NC eugenic sterilization and reparations recipient. / Photo by Shantella Y. Sherman for Acumen Magazine)

When Lena Edwards was arrested in 1912 for stealing $2 to purchase shoes and food, she was swiftly apprehended and marched befo...

January 28, 2020

Sunday night's episode of Doctor Who, titled Fugitive of the Judoon, saw the body-shifting time traveler morph for the first time in more than 60 years, into a Black woman. 

Actress Jo Martin, who entered the series as Ruth Clayton, a tour guide in Gloucester, who finds...

One of the biggest transitions in furry family accessories is the use of carriages and strollers -- not just for those cats or dogs convalescing or aged to a point where their mobility is compromised, but also for our finicky loved ones who simply prefer to ride than w...

(Turkey's national car -- pictured above -- to be modeled after the Saab 9-3)

The fun of writing this story is understanding our publisher's love for the Saab brand.  On more than one occasion, we've heard her lament the General Motors influence and a longing for the cl...

The fear of doctors’ visits impacts our furry family members in much the same way as our own trepidation of going to annual dental  exams.    In fact, a 2014 Bayer Veterinary Healthcare Usage Study found that 37 percent of dog owners and 58 percent of cat owners say th...

 Photos by Sienna McCorkle for Acumen Magazine

At first glance, the Starbucks located at 6th and H Street Northeast appears the same as its many other locations – newly redesigned interior, sleek counter-tops, even a digital name roster to announce, “orders up.” Even th...

The results of two first-in-human trials suggest promising initial results for ground-breaking approaches to stem cell transplantation and gene therapy for Sickle Cell Disease. 
Individuals with SCD, an inherited blood disease, produce abnormal hemoglobin, a protein in...

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