ACUMEN ON THE MOVE
The Acumen Group travels the globe searching out historically relevant news stories and investigative research to bring you first-hand accounts of issues impacting your life. From halls of Congress and the House of Lords, to the cotton fields of the Mississippi Delta and revolutionary fields of Zimbabwe, Acumen is there.
Lord Lieutenant for London Ken Olisa with Dr. Shantella Sherman following House of Lords event.
Acumen interns took to the streets and boutiques to find the latest fashion trends of the season.
Acumen food interns took to the Harrod's food hall for a few lessons in savories and sweets.
Too many foods to sample!
Sonia Meggie (MBE) with London Lord Lieutenant Ken Olisa 2015
Our annual sojourn to London is not complete without a trip to Parliament and reports from the House of Commons and House of Lords
Our eugenics interviews with British actors is ongoing... and bountiful. Dr. Sherman chats with celebrated actor Rudolph Walker.
Rudolph Walker chats about Eastenders and his love of Paul Robeson at the Willesden Library.
Artist Najee Dorsey shows off some of his amazing work during the Congressional Black Caucus' Annual Legislative Conference. He's one of Acumen's favorites!
Actor Noel Clarke chats with Acumen following a screening and Q&A session for 184.108.40.206.
Legendary songstress Nancy Wilson was a brilliant interview for us and headed Acumen's salute to jazz stylists shortly before her passing.
Acumen lent a bit of support to the Black Cantabs Society while at Cambridge University. The black presence on the campus has been slight, but consistent since its origins in 1209.
Acumen spends a lot of time on the ground at the Black Cultural Archives in Brixton (London) researching the racial history of the nation
All smiles after an amazing group of lectures.
Dr. Shantella Sherman and her University of Nebraska - Lincoln mentor / professor / (now colleague) Dr. Margaret Jacobs catching up on the campus of Cambridge University
Lunch is served! We fell in love with the Cream of Asparagus soup and bread with clotted cream...
Acumen interns were able to chat with broadcaster Dan Rather and award-winning actress Angela Bassett at the U.S. Dream Academy banquet.
Acumen student Lauryn Hill went gaga over actor John Barrowman -- who portrays Captain Jack Harkness on Torchwood (and Doctor Who) during the annual D.C. Comic Con
Kenny Rogers and Carrie Underwood on stage in Virginia during his final tour.
After an on-site interview with Chris Gascoyne at ITV, Dr. Shantella ran into him on the trip back from Manchester to London. Great ride; even better company!
Murals come alive in Brixton
A sign of the times
Artwork abounds on the streets of Brixton
Everyday life in London was not always pleasant for non-White residents and immigrants. Photographer Neil Kinlock documented the good, bad, and brilliant of social unrest 19060s-1990s.
Dr. Sherman sat down with Alison King and Chris Gascoyne to discuss the potential eugenic framing of storylines for the characters they portray -- Carla Connor and Peter Barlow.
Two of Acumen's most adored subjects
Students and interns pose for pictures following a lecture on stereotypes at the African American Civil War Museum in D.C.
Doing lectures at the AACWM gives visitors a treat of engaging with Civil War reenactor Marquette Milton during tours and lectures.
Acumen fully supports the international artists -- especially when they are as awesome as Brazil's Liniker. The artist toured into D.C. -- and we were on hand to catch the action
British Airways plane fashioned into the facade of a local mall
Some Acumen students decided to "ride the city" taking pictures and chatting with commuters on their daily rounds.
Working the streets of London
Acumen students are advised to pay strict attention to the markings of buildings and bridges when traveling outside of the U.S. "This is where you find the true meaning of structures."