THE ACUMEN GROUP

October 5, 2017

Senior members of the Congressional Black Caucus, including Maxine Waters and John Lewis took the stage during its 47th Annual Legislative Conference to sound a clarion call against a systematic roll-back and threats to civil rights legislation and advances made since...

Sometimes the man who sits and serves at your feet is the key to your consciousness…
For generations, African American men made a living shining the shoes of men trudging the streets of urban areas.  What became a representation of civility and class for the wearer – s...

The term "eugenics" has begun to resurface in national and international newspapers on a daily basis.  Whether from journalist / activist Theo Wilson, who unearthed eugenics at the core of white supremacist organizations after posing as a member online, to a Tennessee...

“Cool Disco Dan is part of the story [of D.C.] as much as the Lincoln Memorial,” Mark Anderson, Positive Force D.C. and Author

Though few Washingtonians ever saw his face, the legendary tag of graffiti artist Danny Hogg, known high and low across the city as “Cool Disco...

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...

Eugenics has undergirded social engagement, public policy, and popular culture in America since the 1850s, yet the average American remains unaware of its reach.  From marriage selection and school testing, determining who should have children and what characteristics...

July 17, 2017

By Dr. Wilmer J. Leon, III, Special to Acumen Magazine

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the seas...

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...

When Krispy Kreme announced their 80th birthday celebration included giving away a dozen donuts for 80 cents for each dozen customers purchased, who could have imagined that the celebration would clog highways across the nation?  The Acumen team journeyed to Fairfax, V...

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