Two Upcoming Literary Events – Children’s Literacy Day at CAAM 5/23 & The African American History Book Club 6/27

Two Upcoming Literary Events – Children’s Literacy Day at CAAM 5/23 & The African American History Book Club 6/27

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ABC Announces Schedule Which Features Continued Push into Diverse Programming

ABC Announces Schedule Which Features Continued Push into Diverse Programming

ABC’s programming chief Paul Lee touts the 2015-16 slate which continues the network’s push into diverse programming.  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 about the Center’s Hollywood Advancement Project, Click Here. To learn […]

How is the Media Covering the Baltimore Unrest?

How is the Media Covering the Baltimore Unrest?

May 7, 2015 – KPCC talks with Bunche Center Director Darnell Hunt about the media coverage of the unrest in Baltimore.  To listen to the interview, Click Here.  

TODAY AT NOON – Frank Guridy Talks Nation Time at the Coliseum 5/21/15

TODAY AT NOON – 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 […]

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

Next Week – 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 […]


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

Hunt Talks with Daily Beast about Hip Hop Dramas and What They Say About America

Hunt Talks with Daily Beast about Hip Hop Dramas and What They Say About America

  May 19, 2015 – With Fox’s Empire the surprise hit of the season, television networks are rushing to put their own hip-hop dramas into production. Bunche Center Director Darnell Hunt talks with The Daily Beast about these new dramas and the demographics propelling their success.   To read the full article, Click Here. To DOWNLOAD the “2015 Hollywood Diversity Report:  Flipping […]

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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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Two Upcoming Literary Events – Children’s Literacy Day at CAAM 5/23 & The African American History Book Club 6/27

Two Upcoming Literary Events – Children’s Literacy Day at CAAM 5/23 & The African American History Book Club 6/27

For more information, Click Here. To download the flyer, Click Here.      

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Hunt Talks with Daily Beast about Hip Hop Dramas and What They Say About America

Hunt Talks with Daily Beast about Hip Hop Dramas and What They Say About America

  May 19, 2015 – With Fox’s Empire the surprise hit of the season, television networks are rushing to put their own hip-hop dramas into production. Bunche Center Director Darnell Hunt talks with The Daily Beast about these new dramas and the demographics propelling their success.   To read the full article, Click Here. To DOWNLOAD the “2015 Hollywood Diversity Report:  Flipping […]

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ABC Announces Schedule Which Features Continued Push into Diverse Programming

ABC Announces Schedule Which Features Continued Push into Diverse Programming

ABC’s programming chief Paul Lee touts the 2015-16 slate which continues the network’s push into diverse programming.  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 about the Center’s Hollywood Advancement Project, Click Here. To learn […]

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How is the Media Covering the Baltimore Unrest?

How is the Media Covering the Baltimore Unrest?

May 7, 2015 – KPCC talks with Bunche Center Director Darnell Hunt about the media coverage of the unrest in Baltimore.  To listen to the interview, Click Here.  

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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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TODAY AT NOON – Frank Guridy Talks Nation Time at the Coliseum 5/21/15

TODAY AT NOON – 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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Next Week – Shockley Talks Ekphrasis & Black Subjectivity in Hartman’s Lose Your Mother 5/28/15

Next Week – 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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