Hunt Talks Racial Tension in Ferguson

Hunt Talks Racial Tension in Ferguson

August 20, 2014 – WGN 720′s commentator Patti Vasquez interviews Bunche Center Director Darnell Hunt about the situation in Ferguson.  Hunt provides in-depth analysis of the racial tension there. To listen to the podcast, Click Here. (Dr. Hunt’s interview starts 30 minutes into the piece.)

Crenshaw Discusses Race and the Legal Implications of Ferguson

Crenshaw Discusses Race and the Legal Implications of Ferguson

  August 18, 2014 – Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, UCLA professor of law, executive director of the African American Policy Forum, and a Bunche Center affiliated scholar, discusses race and the legal implications of Ferguson on KPFK’s (Pacifica) Democracy Now. To listen to the program, Click Here.  (Professor Crenshaw’s interview begins in the final 15 minute segment of the program.)

Hunt Discusses Ferguson Protests

Hunt Discusses Ferguson Protests

Scott Olson/Getty Images August 14, 2014 – Darnell Hunt, UCLA professor and director of the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies,discusses the protests in Ferguson which erupted following the shooting of an unarmed black teen, Michael Brown. To read the full interview by Vox’s German Lopez, Click Here.  

Graduate Students Add Knowledge and Experience To SHI

Graduate Students Add Knowledge and Experience To SHI

August 11, 2014 – In June, the UCLA Bunche Center for African American Studies commenced its fourteenth and final Summer Humanities Institute (SHI). Funded through generous grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and University of California, Office of the President, the program caters to high-achieving students from historically under-represented groups in their junior and senior year, planning to pursue […]

Bunche Center Hollywood Diversity Report Media Coverage

Bunche Center Hollywood Diversity Report Media Coverage

2014 Hollywood Diversity Report: Making Sense of the Disconnect Released February 2014, this report is the first in a series of studies by the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA to explore the relationships between diversity and the bottom line in the Hollywood entertainment industry. The Data The report examines the top 172 theatrical films released […]


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

Race and Hollywood:  Reel Black Men Film Festival 8/23/14

Race and Hollywood: Reel Black Men Film Festival 8/23/14

The Reel Black Men Film Festival is sponsored by the Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center.  The event showcases emerging African American male filmmakers. It also gives the audience an opportunity to discuss their work. For more information, 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, […]

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Diversity Issues

Court Rules University of Texas Can Use Race as Factor in Admissions

Court Rules University of Texas Can Use Race as Factor in Admissions

July 16, 2014 – Acting on a lawsuit that the U.S. Supreme Court had sent back last year, the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans ruled that considering race boosted the university’s efforts to assemble a diverse student body. The decision is the lastest development in the suit brought by Abigail Fisher, who sued the University of […]

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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 – August-September 2014

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Message from the Director (2013-2014)

Message from the Director (2013-2014)

On April 13, 1964, Sidney Poitier made history by becoming the first African American to win an Academy Award for Best Actor.  Poitier’s Oscar-wining performance in Lilies of the Field resonated nicely with the integrationist project of the times by promoting a carefully contained image of blackness, the “Good Negro.”  This representation would flourish in film and television throughout the […]

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Hunt Talks Racial Tension in Ferguson

Hunt Talks Racial Tension in Ferguson

August 20, 2014 – WGN 720′s commentator Patti Vasquez interviews Bunche Center Director Darnell Hunt about the situation in Ferguson.  Hunt provides in-depth analysis of the racial tension there. To listen to the podcast, Click Here. (Dr. Hunt’s interview starts 30 minutes into the piece.)

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UCLA Libraries Grand Tour – August 20, 2014 – Haines Hall 135 1:30-3pm

UCLA Libraries Grand Tour – August 20, 2014 – Haines Hall 135 1:30-3pm

 COME VISIT THE RALPH J. BUNCHE CENTER FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES LIBRARY AND MEDIA CENTER The Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies Library and Media Center (LMC ) is one of the four ethnic studies libraries on campus. The LMC has print, multimedia, and archival materials relevant to African Americans and the diaspora, their institutions and achievements worldwide, […]

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Race and Hollywood: Reel Black Men Film Festival 8/23/14

Race and Hollywood:  Reel Black Men Film Festival 8/23/14

The Reel Black Men Film Festival is sponsored by the Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center.  The event showcases emerging African American male filmmakers. It also gives the audience an opportunity to discuss their work. For more information, 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, […]

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Crenshaw Discusses Race and the Legal Implications of Ferguson

Crenshaw Discusses Race and the Legal Implications of Ferguson

  August 18, 2014 – Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, UCLA professor of law, executive director of the African American Policy Forum, and a Bunche Center affiliated scholar, discusses race and the legal implications of Ferguson on KPFK’s (Pacifica) Democracy Now. To listen to the program, Click Here.  (Professor Crenshaw’s interview begins in the final 15 minute segment of the program.)

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Hunt Discusses Ferguson Protests

Hunt Discusses Ferguson Protests

Scott Olson/Getty Images August 14, 2014 – Darnell Hunt, UCLA professor and director of the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies,discusses the protests in Ferguson which erupted following the shooting of an unarmed black teen, Michael Brown. To read the full interview by Vox’s German Lopez, Click Here.  

read more

Graduate Students Add Knowledge and Experience To SHI

Graduate Students Add Knowledge and Experience To SHI

August 11, 2014 – In June, the UCLA Bunche Center for African American Studies commenced its fourteenth and final Summer Humanities Institute (SHI). Funded through generous grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and University of California, Office of the President, the program caters to high-achieving students from historically under-represented groups in their junior and senior year, planning to pursue […]

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