Tony Awards Could Provide Historic Wins for Diverse Performers

Tony Awards Could Provide Historic Wins for Diverse Performers

(Photo Credit: Joan Marcus/Nobby Clark) May 4, 2016 – If the Oscars showed the glaring lack of diversity in Hollywood, this year’s Tony Award nominations highlight the diversity on Broadway. In a season filled with diverse offerings on “The Great White Way,” the 2016 Tony Awards have the potential for the first time in Tony history, to award all four musical acting categories […]

Walker Talks Debut Novel, Ade: A Love Story 5/11/16

Walker Talks Debut Novel, Ade: A Love Story 5/11/16

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Check Out Summer Course Offerings in African American Studies

Check Out Summer Course Offerings in African American Studies

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Racialized State Violence in Global Perspective Conference 5/25/2016 – 5/26/2016

Racialized State Violence in Global Perspective Conference 5/25/2016 – 5/26/2016

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Sarah Haley Book Talk, No Mercy Here 5/19/2016

Sarah Haley Book Talk, No Mercy Here 5/19/2016

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History & Mission

Bunche Center Mural (1970)

History & Mission

    The Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies, founded in 1969 as the Center for Afro-American Studies (CAAS), was renamed after Nobel Prize winner, scholar, activist, and UCLA alumnus Ralph J. Bunche in 2003, in commemoration of the centenary of his birth.     The Bunche Center is the result of the struggle by black students at […]

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Race and Hollywood

The 2016 Hollywood Diversity Report: Busine$$ as Usual? DOWNLOAD HERE.

The 2016 Hollywood Diversity Report: Busine$$ as Usual? DOWNLOAD HERE.

NOW AVAILABLE! 2016 HOLLYWOOD DIVERSITY REPORT: BUSINE$$ AS USUAL? The Bunche Center released its third annual Hollywood Diversity Report examining diversity and the bottom line in the entertainment industry. To DOWNLOAD the “2016 Hollywood Diversity Report:  Busine$$ as Usual,” CLICK HERE. To read the UCLA Newsroom story, Click Here. For background information about the Bunche Center’s Race and Hollywood Project, Click Here. […]

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Diversity Issues

LA Times Assails High Court on Affirmative Action

LA Times Assails High Court on Affirmative Action

  December 11, 2015 — Two days after Justice Scalia’s racist comments about blacks on elite college campuses, an LA Times editorial succinctly explains why the U.S. Supreme Court’s approach to  affirmative action misses the point.  Click HERE for the editorial.

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Black Los Angeles

Black Los Angeles Project

Black Los Angeles Project

July 6, 2012 — The Los Angeles Times features a story on the major renovation of a Black Los Angeles landmark, the Dunbar Hotel.  You can access the story by clicking HERE.  A fuller discussion of Los Angeles’s historic Crenshaw Corridor is presented in Chapter 2 of the Bunche Center’s edited volume Black Los Angeles:  American Dreams and Racial Realities. ——————- […]

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Recent Posts

Current Newsletter

Current Newsletter

 Check out the current issue of the Bunche Center News! DOWNLOAD – Bunche Center Newsletter – May 2016  

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A Message from the Director

A Message from the Director

2015-2016 In many ways, we live in more complicated times today than we did 50 years ago, when the Watts Rebellion erupted. Then, officialdom at least acknowledged that the nation had a race and poverty problem — even if it ultimately punted on its responsibility to get to the bottom of it once and for all. Today, the nation is […]

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Tony Awards Could Provide Historic Wins for Diverse Performers

Tony Awards Could Provide Historic Wins for Diverse Performers

(Photo Credit: Joan Marcus/Nobby Clark) May 4, 2016 – If the Oscars showed the glaring lack of diversity in Hollywood, this year’s Tony Award nominations highlight the diversity on Broadway. In a season filled with diverse offerings on “The Great White Way,” the 2016 Tony Awards have the potential for the first time in Tony history, to award all four musical acting categories […]

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Pedro Noguera Book Talk Now Available on Bunche TV

Pedro Noguera Book Talk Now Available on Bunche TV

(image credit) May 4th, 2016 – Distinguished Professor of Education at UCLA, Pedro Noguera, discussed his book Race, Equity, and Education in a recent talk at the UCLA Bunche Center for African American Studies, sponsored by The Bunche Center Authors’ Series. Noguera’s book centers on research he has engaged in, including the social and economic factors that influence racial and educational disparities. Listen […]

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Verona Screening Discussion Now Available on Bunche TV

Verona Screening Discussion Now Available on Bunche TV

(image credit) May 3rd, 2016 – Verona is an indie film written and directed by UCLA undergraduate student, Romeo Curtis Brooks. The film takes place in the 1800s and is about a young woman who is deprived of love and made a slave by her biological father. In the discussion, Brooks and the actors brought attention to the stereotypical notions and […]

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Why Won’t Hollywood Cast Asian Actors?

Why Won’t Hollywood Cast Asian Actors?

(Photo credit: Jezebel.com) May 2, 2016 – New York Times Op-Ed by Keith Chow asks the question, “Why Won’t Hollywood Cast Asian Actors?” Chow cites the Bunche Center Hollywood Diversity Report in his analysis. To read the full story, Click Here.  

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Walker Talks Debut Novel, Ade: A Love Story 5/11/16

Walker Talks Debut Novel, Ade: A Love Story 5/11/16

To download, Click Here.

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Check Out Summer Course Offerings in African American Studies

Check Out Summer Course Offerings in African American Studies

To download the flyer, Click Here.

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Scorza Receives Recent Graduate Achievement Award

Scorza Receives Recent Graduate Achievement Award

April 27, 2016 – The UCLA Alumni Association announced D’Artagnan Scorza ’07, Ph.D. ’13 as the recipient of the UCLA Award for Recent Graduate Achievement. Scorza is a decorated Iraq War veteran and current board member for the Inglewood Unified School District. He is the Founder and Executive Director of the Social Justice Learning Institute (SJLI), advancing communities to achieve […]

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Remembering Kojo: A Celebration of the Maroon People of Accompong, Jamaica 5/26/16

Remembering Kojo: A Celebration of the Maroon People of Accompong, Jamaica 5/26/16

(Photo Credit: Jeff Richmond) The World Music Center at UCLA, Department of Ethnomusicology, Herb Alpert School of Music presents a special screening of the film, Remembering Kojo: A Celebration of the Maroon People of Accompong, Jamaica, and a lecture by Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje and Carol Merrill-Mirsky. The film Remembering Kojo documents the January Sixth celebration of the Maroons of Accompong, […]

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Arthur Ashe: Athlete, Activist, Bruin – Exhibit Runs through 6/30/16

Arthur Ashe: Athlete, Activist, Bruin – Exhibit Runs through 6/30/16

April 27, 2016 – A dominant figure on and off the court, tennis star Arthur Ashe (UCLA ’66) became the first African-American selected to the United States Davis Cup team, won a NCAA singles title, and helped UCLA win the NCAA team title. And that was just during his years at UCLA. He went on to win more than fifty professional […]

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Happy Birthday, Duke Ellington! Jammin’ for the Duke 4/29/16

Happy Birthday, Duke Ellington! Jammin’ for the Duke 4/29/16

On Friday, April 29, 2016 (Ellington’s Birthday), The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, Department of Ethnomusicology presents Jammin’ for the Duke, an annual birthday concert celebration honoring musical great, Duke Ellington. The concert will feature UCLA jazz students and faculty, including world renowned jazz guitarist and composer, Kenny Burrell. Burrell is a UCLA Distinguished Professor, Director of Jazz Studies at the […]

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