THE ACUMEN GROUP

[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,...

The headlines spread across newspapers in June 1919 documented the bloodshed, turmoil and racial unrest that saw thousands injured or murdered through white mob violence in U.S. streets.  Similar savagery took place across cities in the United Kingdom where Black, Arab...

What happens when the dreams and aspirations of one’s youth become yoked by the demands of reality?  In the case of Juanita Lewiston, a second-shift nurse in the cancer ward of an Ohio hospital, the desire to travel lost appeal when marriage, three children, divorce an...

November 19, 2018

When Good Girls Get Dirty with Microphones or The Jill / Tina Effect 

Social media exploded recently when a video of Jill Scott’s sex-capades during a 2007 live performance surfaced.  While performing the hit Crown Royal, the Philadelphia-native simulated fellatio on a...

September 18, 2018

On August 14, the writers of the beloved, long-running British soap opera Coronation Street, sent viewers reeling by reigniting the famously doomed couple Carla Connor and Peter Barlow.  Like the real-life impassioned romance of Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, the...

Cruising the aisles of a local Target store a few weeks ago, I stumbled upon a 23andMe home testing kit, set obscurely among a sundry of discounted endcap items.  Priced at a steal - $25, what made the item even more oddly placed, was that unlike the lotion, vitamins,...

One of the tremendous benefits of blogging, as opposed to more traditional forms of news reporting, is that provides a platform to individuals closest to subjects, environments, and positions.  With an ability to document events, offer experiences, and gauge the playin...

From the turn of the century to the mid-1940s, the United States and the United Kingdom formulated and embraced wide-reaching theories of racial and social evolution centered around the transmission of character and behavior traits within the genes of their citizens. D...

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