Condolence Message: Passing of Professor Mark Q. Sawyer

Condolence Message: Passing of Professor Mark Q. Sawyer

Professor Mark Q. Sawyer, a Bunche Center affiliated faculty member, passed on Sunday, March 26, 2017.  His contributions to our intellectual community at UCLA are substantial, and his presence will be greatly missed.  Click HERE to read the UCLA Newsroom story, which provides a glimpse of the tremendous impact he has had over the years.  The acknowledgment from his home […]

Bunche Center Circle of Thought Presents Jonathan E. Collins

Bunche Center Circle of Thought Presents Jonathan E. Collins

Bunche Center Circle of Thought Presents Jonathan E. Collins PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at UCLA  Tuesday, May 9, 2017 NOON-1PM 153 Haines Hall Jonathan E. Collins will give a talk, “From Politics to Protest and Social Media? The Role of Age Cohort in Explaining Black Political Efficacy in the Dawn of the Obama Presidency.” TO DOWNLOAD […]

Circle of Thought Presents Elijah Anderson

Circle of Thought Presents Elijah Anderson

Bunche Center Circle of Thought Presents Elijah Anderson Professor of Sociology at Yale University Discussing “Race Matters: the Ethnography of an Idea” Wednesday, March 22, 2017  3 PM @ the Black Forum – 153 Haines Hall To download the flyer, click here.

BaddDDD SONIA SANCHEZ FILM SCREENING

BaddDDD SONIA SANCHEZ FILM SCREENING

BaddDDD SONIA SANCHEZ FILM SCREENING Monday, March 13, 2017 4PM – 7 PM at the California NanoSystems Institute @ UCLA Film Screening will be followed by a discussion with Sonia Sanchez, Reception and Book Signing Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to meet Sonia Sanchez, African-American poet prominently known for her involvement with the Black Arts Movement. To download the […]

Hollywood Diversity:  2017 Oscars Aftermath

Hollywood Diversity: 2017 Oscars Aftermath

Following the 2017 Oscars telecast, a series of articles corroborating findings from the Bunche Center’s 2017 Hollywood Diversity Report point to the increasing prominence of diversity concerns in the industry: Diverse Oscar nominations lead to increase in diverse viewers. Smaller Hollywood films see big returns. Up-and-coming filmmakers weigh in on Hollywood’s future.  


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

NEW:  2017 Hollywood Diversity Report

NEW: 2017 Hollywood Diversity Report

NOW AVAILABLE! 2017 HOLLYWOOD DIVERSITY REPORT: SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT To download the full report, please CLICK HERE. The Bunche Center released its fourth annual Hollywood Diversity Report examining diversity and the bottom line in the entertainment industry. To read the UCLA Newsroom story, Click Here. To view a UCLA Optimists discussion with the authors, Click Here. For background information about the Bunche […]

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Diversity Issues

Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action

Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action

June 23, 2016 -Today, the Supreme Court ruled in the case of Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, upholding the University of Texas’ affirmative action program, and determining that using race as a factor in the admissions process to achieve greater diversity is constitutional. The ruling also finds that affirmative action is necessary and appropriate for creating diversity and sets reasonable standards […]

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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

A Message from the Director

A Message from the Director

2016-2017 In 1968, UCLA students championed a proposal to create a Center for Afro-American History and Culture on the largely white, Westwood campus.  “From the very beginning of American history,” the proposal began, “Afro-Americans have formed an economically, socially, and culturally significant part of America.  Despite the obvious importance of Afro-Americans,” the proposal continued, “neither the public at large nor […]

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Condolence Message: Passing of Professor Mark Q. Sawyer

Condolence Message: Passing of Professor Mark Q. Sawyer

Professor Mark Q. Sawyer, a Bunche Center affiliated faculty member, passed on Sunday, March 26, 2017.  His contributions to our intellectual community at UCLA are substantial, and his presence will be greatly missed.  Click HERE to read the UCLA Newsroom story, which provides a glimpse of the tremendous impact he has had over the years.  The acknowledgment from his home […]

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Bunche Center Circle of Thought Presents Jonathan E. Collins

Bunche Center Circle of Thought Presents Jonathan E. Collins

Bunche Center Circle of Thought Presents Jonathan E. Collins PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at UCLA  Tuesday, May 9, 2017 NOON-1PM 153 Haines Hall Jonathan E. Collins will give a talk, “From Politics to Protest and Social Media? The Role of Age Cohort in Explaining Black Political Efficacy in the Dawn of the Obama Presidency.” TO DOWNLOAD […]

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Circle of Thought Presents Elijah Anderson

Circle of Thought Presents Elijah Anderson

Bunche Center Circle of Thought Presents Elijah Anderson Professor of Sociology at Yale University Discussing “Race Matters: the Ethnography of an Idea” Wednesday, March 22, 2017  3 PM @ the Black Forum – 153 Haines Hall To download the flyer, click here.

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BaddDDD SONIA SANCHEZ FILM SCREENING

BaddDDD SONIA SANCHEZ FILM SCREENING

BaddDDD SONIA SANCHEZ FILM SCREENING Monday, March 13, 2017 4PM – 7 PM at the California NanoSystems Institute @ UCLA Film Screening will be followed by a discussion with Sonia Sanchez, Reception and Book Signing Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to meet Sonia Sanchez, African-American poet prominently known for her involvement with the Black Arts Movement. To download the […]

read more

Hollywood Diversity: 2017 Oscars Aftermath

Hollywood Diversity:  2017 Oscars Aftermath

Following the 2017 Oscars telecast, a series of articles corroborating findings from the Bunche Center’s 2017 Hollywood Diversity Report point to the increasing prominence of diversity concerns in the industry: Diverse Oscar nominations lead to increase in diverse viewers. Smaller Hollywood films see big returns. Up-and-coming filmmakers weigh in on Hollywood’s future.  

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Bunche Center Circle of Thought Presents Kimberly Chantal Welch

Bunche Center Circle of Thought Presents Kimberly Chantal Welch

Bunche Center Circle of Thought Presents Kimberly Chantal Welch Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at noon in 153 Haines Hall Kimberly Chantal Welch, a doctoral candidate in the Theater and Performance Studies Program at UCLA, will discuss, “Revisiting Nkombo: Performance, Gal-boy Prisoners, and the Politics of Black Femininity.” Her research explores the intersections of performance, homelessness, and incarceration with an emphasis […]

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March 2017 Bunche Center Newsletter now available!

March 2017 Bunche Center Newsletter now available!

The March 2017 online newsletter for the Bunche Center is now available! Stay up to date with the latest news and announcements. TO DOWNLOAD THE MARCH 2017 NEWSLETTER, CLICK HERE!   

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NEW: 2017 Hollywood Diversity Report

NEW:  2017 Hollywood Diversity Report

NOW AVAILABLE! 2017 HOLLYWOOD DIVERSITY REPORT: SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT To download the full report, please CLICK HERE. The Bunche Center released its fourth annual Hollywood Diversity Report examining diversity and the bottom line in the entertainment industry. To read the UCLA Newsroom story, Click Here. To view a UCLA Optimists discussion with the authors, Click Here. For background information about the Bunche […]

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COMING TOMORROW!!! 2017 Hollywood Diversity Report

COMING TOMORROW!!!  2017 Hollywood Diversity Report

The 2017 Hollywood Diversity Report will be released February 21, 2017 at 8 am.  Please visit this website to access the download link for the full report.

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2017 Hollywood Diversity Report Release Event

2017 Hollywood Diversity Report Release Event

Don’t miss out on the 2017 Hollywood Diversity Report Release Event on Thurs., Feb. 23., at noon in the Black Forum (Haines Hall 153). Dr. Darnell Hunt, Bunche Center Director and lead author of the report, will discuss the latest findings with co-authors Dr. Ana-Christina Ramon, Bunche Center Assistant Director, Dr. Vanessa Diaz, Visiting Scholar, and Michael Tran & Amberia Sargent, […]

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