Kelley Talks Baltimore and the Language of Change

Kelley Talks Baltimore and the Language of Change

May 5, 2015- In a Los Angeles Times Op Ed piece, Robin D.G. Kelley, Gary B. Nash Professor of U.S. History at UCLA, and a Bunche Center affiliated faculty member, discusses the Baltimore riots.  To read the full article, Click Here.

TODAY 5/5/15 Film Screening/Panel Discussion of Jackie Robinson Film “42”

TODAY 5/5/15 Film Screening/Panel Discussion of Jackie Robinson Film “42”

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Interactive Bunche Center Circle of Thought with John Densmore – 5/13/15

Interactive Bunche Center Circle of Thought with John Densmore – 5/13/15

Bunche Center Circle of Thought Presents  John Densmore Wednesday May 13, 2015 UCLA Faculty Center—Hacienda Room 12:00 PM—1:00 PM Join us for a candid and interactive conversation with John Densmore as he talks with Bunche Center scholars and the audience about the relationship between music and social movements, and explores the question of whether Martin Luther King, Jr.’s vision of non-violent […]

WEDNESDAY 5/6/15 Vanessa Tyson Discusses Twists of Fate

WEDNESDAY 5/6/15 Vanessa Tyson Discusses Twists of Fate

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THURSDAY 5/7/15 Pierre Book Talk -The Predicament of Blackness: Postcolonial Ghana and the Politics of Race

THURSDAY 5/7/15 Pierre Book Talk -The Predicament of Blackness: Postcolonial Ghana and the Politics of Race

Don’t miss Jemima Pierre discussing her book, The Predicament of Blackness: Postcolonial Ghana and the Politics of Race    To download, Click Here


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

LA Weekly Spotlights How Hollywood Excludes Female Filmmakers

LA Weekly Spotlights How Hollywood Excludes Female Filmmakers

May 1, 2015 – LA Weekly‘s Jessica P. Ogilvie examines how female filmmakers are shut out of the Hollywood industry.  To read the full article, CLICK HERE. Illustration by Darrick Rainey via LAWeekly.com   To DOWNLOAD the “2015 Hollywood Diversity Report:  Flipping the Script,” CLICK HERE. For background information about the Bunche Center’s Race and Hollywood Project, Click Here.  For previous posts about […]

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Diversity Issues

Faculty Approve Undergraduate Diversity Requirement

Faculty Approve Undergraduate Diversity Requirement

  April 15, 2015 – On Friday, April 10th, UCLA faculty approved a proposal requiring all undergraduates to complete a course on diversity. To read the full story at the UCLA Newsroom, Click Here  

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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 2015 

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A Message from the Director

A Message from the Director

2014-2015   The academic year 2014-15 is significant for a number of reasons. Not only does it mark the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 45th anniversary of the Bunche Center’s founding, but it also features key anniversaries for some important entertainment milestones associated with the Center’s most recent research initiative, the Race and Hollywood Project. […]

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Timely Art Exhibition at Historic Baldwin Hills Theater

Timely Art Exhibition at Historic Baldwin Hills Theater

  The timely and thoughtful art exhibit, MANIFEST JUSTICE will showcase over 200 pieces of art from more than 150 artists, including Hank Willis Thomas, Sanford Biggers, Favianna Rodriguez, Robbie Conal, Andrea Bowers, and Shepard Fairey.  The art will address the incessant violence on the streets, social justice and human rights. The exhibit runs now through Sunday, May 10 at the […]

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Kelley Talks Baltimore and the Language of Change

Kelley Talks Baltimore and the Language of Change

May 5, 2015- In a Los Angeles Times Op Ed piece, Robin D.G. Kelley, Gary B. Nash Professor of U.S. History at UCLA, and a Bunche Center affiliated faculty member, discusses the Baltimore riots.  To read the full article, Click Here.

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Frank Guridy Talks Nation Time at the Coliseum 5/21/15

Frank Guridy Talks Nation Time at the Coliseum 5/21/15

To download, Click Here. Unless otherwise noted Bunche Center Circle of Thought and Authors Series events will be held  in the Bunche Library & Media Center – Haines 135 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm.  These programs are free and open to the public and unless noted, no RSVPs are necessary.  All-day parking ($12) and short-term parking (payable at pay stations) are available in Lots […]

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LA Weekly Spotlights How Hollywood Excludes Female Filmmakers

LA Weekly Spotlights How Hollywood Excludes Female Filmmakers

May 1, 2015 – LA Weekly‘s Jessica P. Ogilvie examines how female filmmakers are shut out of the Hollywood industry.  To read the full article, CLICK HERE. Illustration by Darrick Rainey via LAWeekly.com   To DOWNLOAD the “2015 Hollywood Diversity Report:  Flipping the Script,” CLICK HERE. For background information about the Bunche Center’s Race and Hollywood Project, Click Here.  For previous posts about […]

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Hunt Discusses Riots in Baltimore

Hunt Discusses Riots in Baltimore

Andrew Burton/Getty Images April 30, 2015 – German Lopez talks with Bunche Center Director Darnell Hunt about underlying causes of the unrest.  To read the full article, Click Here.

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Evie Shockley Talks Ekphrasis & Black Subjectivity in Hartman’s Lose Your Mother 5/28/15

Evie Shockley Talks Ekphrasis & Black Subjectivity in Hartman’s Lose Your Mother 5/28/15

To download, Click Here. Unless otherwise noted Bunche Center Circle of Thought and Authors Series events will be held  in the Bunche Library & Media Center – Haines 135 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm.  These programs are free and open to the public and unless noted, no RSVPs are necessary.  All-day parking ($12) and short-term parking (payable at pay stations) are available in Lots […]

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Russell’s Convergence of Yiddish Music and Negro Spirituals at Schoenberg 5/6/15

Russell’s Convergence of Yiddish Music and Negro Spirituals at Schoenberg 5/6/15

“Convergence” features the journey of African American singer Anthony Mordecai Tzvi Russell to his conversion to Judaism.  “Convergence” is Russell’s dialogue between Yiddish music and Negro spirituals. Subtitled “Spirituals from the Shtetl; Davening from the Delta,” the performance takes place on May 6th, 8pm at Schoenberg Hall. For a link to the production, Click Here. To download the flyer, Click […]

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Marcus Hunter Discusses his book, Black Citymakers

Marcus Hunter Discusses his book, Black Citymakers

April 29, 2015 – UCLA Assistant Professor of Sociology and Bunche Center affiliated faculty member, Marcus Hunter, was interviewed by the Pennsylvania Cable Network’s PA Books about his book Black Citymakers.  To view, Click Here.

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Native Actors Walk off Set of Adam Sandler Movie

Native Actors Walk off Set of Adam Sandler Movie

  April 27, 2015 – Native actors walk off of the set of an Adam Sandler movie over culturally insensitive script and demeaning treatment.  To read the full article, Click Here.   To DOWNLOAD the “2015 Hollywood Diversity Report:  Flipping the Script,” CLICK HERE. For background information about the Bunche Center’s Race and Hollywood Project, Click Here.  For previous posts […]

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National Urban League CEO Cites Bunche 2015 Hollywood Diversity Report

National Urban League CEO Cites Bunche 2015 Hollywood Diversity Report

April 27, 2015 – Marc H. Morial, former mayor of New Orleans, current president and CEO of the National Urban League, cites 2015 Hollywood Diversity Report in article about on-screen diversity.  To read the full article, Click Here To DOWNLOAD the “2015 Hollywood Diversity Report:  Flipping the Script,” CLICK HERE. For background information about the Bunche Center’s Race and Hollywood […]

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