The case of 13 black women who accuse Daniel Ken Holtzclaw, a white and Asian police officer in Oklahoma, with sex assault is the elephant in the room. We also have black female homicide rates, missing persons and much more to bring up.
Black women are hardly ever on the cover of commercial publications or standing in front of television cameras with a sea of microphones in their faces unless they are famous actresses, entertainers, public figures--or their sons were murdered.
It's not about having a successful career, making buckets of money and forming a perfect nuclear family. Maybe it's old school, but for me feminism is still about caring about the women out there who are still stuck in a raw deal.
The John L. Warfield Center for African & African American Studies and inter-media dance maker and scholar Charles O. Anderson have been awarded The 2014 Building Demand for the Arts Exploration Grant from The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF).