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.

SHERMAN OLISA
SHERMAN OLISA

Lord Lieutenant for London Ken Olisa with Dr. Shantella Sherman following House of Lords event.

ACUMEN EUROPEAN FASHION
ACUMEN EUROPEAN FASHION

Acumen interns took to the streets and boutiques to find the latest fashion trends of the season.

Harrod's Food Hall
Harrod's Food Hall

Acumen food interns took to the Harrod's food hall for a few lessons in savories and sweets.

Harrod's Pastries & Treats
Harrod's Pastries & Treats

Too many foods to sample!

SHANTELLA WITH  KEN OLISA AND SONIA MEGG
SHANTELLA WITH KEN OLISA AND SONIA MEGG

Sonia Meggie (MBE) with London Lord Lieutenant Ken Olisa 2015

Parliament
Parliament

Our annual sojourn to London is not complete without a trip to Parliament and reports from the House of Commons and House of Lords

EastEnders' Patrick Trueman and Dr. Sherman
EastEnders' Patrick Trueman and Dr. Sherman

Our eugenics interviews with British actors is ongoing... and bountiful. Dr. Sherman chats with celebrated actor Rudolph Walker.

Actor Rudolph Walker
Actor Rudolph Walker

Rudolph Walker chats about Eastenders and his love of Paul Robeson at the Willesden Library.

All About the Art
All About the Art

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!

Noel Clarke
Noel Clarke

Actor Noel Clarke chats with Acumen following a screening and Q&A session for 4.3.2.1.

Nancy Wilson
Nancy Wilson

Legendary songstress Nancy Wilson was a brilliant interview for us and headed Acumen's salute to jazz stylists shortly before her passing.

The Black Cantabs
The Black Cantabs

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 Students & the Black Georgians
Acumen Students & the Black Georgians

Acumen spends a lot of time on the ground at the Black Cultural Archives in Brixton (London) researching the racial history of the nation

Acumen Interns @ Cambridge
Acumen Interns @ Cambridge

All smiles after an amazing group of lectures.

From Lincoln to Cambridge
From Lincoln to Cambridge

Dr. Shantella Sherman and her University of Nebraska - Lincoln mentor / professor / (now colleague) Dr. Margaret Jacobs catching up on the campus of Cambridge University

Dessert First
Dessert First

Cambridge dining

Asparagus Soup @ Cambridge
Asparagus Soup @ Cambridge

Lunch is served! We fell in love with the Cream of Asparagus soup and bread with clotted cream...

Dan Rather & Angela Bassett
Dan Rather & Angela Bassett

Acumen interns were able to chat with broadcaster Dan Rather and award-winning actress Angela Bassett at the U.S. Dream Academy banquet.

Captain Jack!
Captain Jack!

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

The Gambler
The Gambler

Kenny Rogers and Carrie Underwood on stage in Virginia during his final tour.

Dr. Shantella and Corrie Actor Chris Gascoyne - Virgin Tr
Dr. Shantella and Corrie Actor Chris Gascoyne - Virgin Tr

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!

Sights and More Sights of Brixton
Sights and More Sights of Brixton

Murals come alive in Brixton

Brixton
Brixton

A sign of the times

Brixton 2
Brixton 2

Artwork abounds on the streets of Brixton

Black British Archive photo exhibit
Black British Archive photo exhibit

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.

Kinlock supporters
Kinlock supporters
Acumen Chat with Carla & Peter
Acumen Chat with Carla & Peter

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.

Chris & Ali
Chris & Ali

Two of Acumen's most adored subjects

Acumen Lecture
Acumen Lecture

Students and interns pose for pictures following a lecture on stereotypes at the African American Civil War Museum in D.C.

Lecture 2
Lecture 2

Doing lectures at the AACWM gives visitors a treat of engaging with Civil War reenactor Marquette Milton during tours and lectures.

Liniker, Period
Liniker, Period

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

More Liniker
More Liniker
Liniker, Some More
Liniker, Some More
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London Calling

British Airways plane fashioned into the facade of a local mall

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Bus Tours

Some Acumen students decided to "ride the city" taking pictures and chatting with commuters on their daily rounds.

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Ride the City

Working the streets of London

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Always Look Up... and Left

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."