January 2017 Bunche Center Newsletter

January 2017 Bunche Center Newsletter

 Check out the current issue of the Bunche Center News! DOWNLOAD – Bunche Center Online Newsletter – Jan. 2017

Bunche Center Authors’ Series Presents Howard & Tunstall on January 26th

Bunche Center Authors’ Series Presents Howard & Tunstall on January 26th

Expanding College Access for Urban Youth: What Schools and Colleges Can Do Dr. Tyrone C. Howard is a professor of education in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies’ Urban Schooling Division, UCLA, and bestselling author of Why Race and Culture Matter in Schools and Black Male (d): Peril and Promise in the Education of African American Males.  Dr. Jonli […]

IAC Fellowships & Research Grants at the Bunche Center

IAC Fellowships & Research Grants at the Bunche Center

  Updated 1/3/2017 The Institute of American Cultures (IAC) Fellowships & Research Grants The IAC has made funds available annually through its visiting scholar and fellowship programs and its research grants. These awards have resulted in the publication of hundreds of books, monographs, and articles as well as the completion of many dissertations, master’s theses, and MFA film projects.  They […]

Job Opening: Director of the Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA

Job Opening: Director of the Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA

Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies – Director Job #JPF02748 • INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN CULTURES / INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN CULTURES To apply, go to https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF02748  [Corrected Link]                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Description The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) seeks a dynamic and respected scholar to provide intellectual research and programmatic leadership for the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American […]

Son of Bunche Center’s Namesake Passes

Son of Bunche Center’s Namesake Passes

Ralph Johnson Bunche, Jr . — son of Nobel Prize winner, race scholar, activist, and UCLA alumnus Dr. Ralph J. Bunche — passed away on October 5, 2016.  In 2003, Bunche gave his blessing to name what was then known simply as the Center for African American Studies after his famous father.  Bunche (in the center of the image, under a LeRoy […]


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

Why Isn’t ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ on Netflix?

Why Isn’t ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ on Netflix?

Photo Credit: The Ringer October 26, 2016 — The Ringer’s Victor Luckerson writes that classic black TV shows haven’t made the jump to streaming platforms and he thinks their window of opportunity may be closing.  He interviews Bunche Center Director Darnell Hunt for the story.  To read more, CLICK HERE.  To learn more about the Race and Hollywood Project and read […]

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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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January 2017 Bunche Center Newsletter

January 2017 Bunche Center Newsletter

 Check out the current issue of the Bunche Center News! DOWNLOAD – Bunche Center Online Newsletter – Jan. 2017

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Bunche Center Authors’ Series Presents Howard & Tunstall on January 26th

Bunche Center Authors’ Series Presents Howard & Tunstall on January 26th

Expanding College Access for Urban Youth: What Schools and Colleges Can Do Dr. Tyrone C. Howard is a professor of education in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies’ Urban Schooling Division, UCLA, and bestselling author of Why Race and Culture Matter in Schools and Black Male (d): Peril and Promise in the Education of African American Males.  Dr. Jonli […]

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IAC Fellowships & Research Grants at the Bunche Center

IAC Fellowships & Research Grants at the Bunche Center

  Updated 1/3/2017 The Institute of American Cultures (IAC) Fellowships & Research Grants The IAC has made funds available annually through its visiting scholar and fellowship programs and its research grants. These awards have resulted in the publication of hundreds of books, monographs, and articles as well as the completion of many dissertations, master’s theses, and MFA film projects.  They […]

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Job Opening: Director of the Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA

Job Opening: Director of the Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA

Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies – Director Job #JPF02748 • INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN CULTURES / INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN CULTURES To apply, go to https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF02748  [Corrected Link]                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Description The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) seeks a dynamic and respected scholar to provide intellectual research and programmatic leadership for the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American […]

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Son of Bunche Center’s Namesake Passes

Son of Bunche Center’s Namesake Passes

Ralph Johnson Bunche, Jr . — son of Nobel Prize winner, race scholar, activist, and UCLA alumnus Dr. Ralph J. Bunche — passed away on October 5, 2016.  In 2003, Bunche gave his blessing to name what was then known simply as the Center for African American Studies after his famous father.  Bunche (in the center of the image, under a LeRoy […]

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Bunche Center Post Doc Op-Ed: Media Soft on Trump

the Outdoor Channel and Sportsman Channel's 16th annual Outdoor Sportsman Awards at The Venetian Las Vegas during the 2016 National Shooting Sports Foundation's Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show on January 21, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The SHOT Show, the world's largest annual trade show for shooting, hunting and law enforcement professionals, runs through January 23 and features 1,600 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to more than 62,000 attendees.

November 29, 2016 — Vanessa Diaz, a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at the Bunche Center, published an op-ed piece in the International Business Times yesterday documenting some of the ways in which People has given Trump a pass on sexual assault allegations since the election.  You can read the piece HERE.

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UCLA Institute of American Cultures Fall Forum and Reception – Thursday, December 1

UCLA Institute of American Cultures Fall Forum and Reception – Thursday, December 1

Institute of American Cultures Fall Forum and Reception In honor of the 2016-2017 IAC Visiting Scholars, Graduate & Predoctoral Fellows, and Research Grant Awardees December 1, 2016 UCLA Faculty Center, California Room Reception — 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Program — 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm CONVERSATIONS WITH THE INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN CULTURES VISITING SCHOLARS Reception Featuring the UCLA Fabulous […]

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TRUMP TRUMPS POLLS

TRUMP TRUMPS POLLS

November 9, 2016 — In a late-night stunner, Donald Trump defies the polls and wins the 2016 presidential election.  Despite losing the popular vote to challenger Hillary Clinton, Trump wins in key battleground states in order to eek out a win in the Electoral College.  Republicans hold onto the Senate and House of Representatives, making it likely that Republicans will control […]

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Current Newsletter

Current Newsletter

 Check out the current issue of the Bunche Center News! DOWNLOAD – Bunche-Center-Newsletter-Fall2016      

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Why Isn’t ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ on Netflix?

Why Isn’t ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ on Netflix?

Photo Credit: The Ringer October 26, 2016 — The Ringer’s Victor Luckerson writes that classic black TV shows haven’t made the jump to streaming platforms and he thinks their window of opportunity may be closing.  He interviews Bunche Center Director Darnell Hunt for the story.  To read more, CLICK HERE.  To learn more about the Race and Hollywood Project and read […]

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