Bunche Center 2015 Spring Quarter Event Calendar

Bunche Center 2015 Spring Quarter Event Calendar

Check Out the Bunche Center’s Spring Quarter Event Calendar To download the full calendar, Click Here.

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 […]

Backlash To Deadline Hollywood Article Citing Concern Over Too Much Ethnic Casting in 2015 Pilots

Backlash To Deadline Hollywood Article Citing Concern Over Too Much Ethnic Casting in 2015 Pilots

March 25, 2015 – Deadline Hollywood editor Nellie Andreeva wrote an article in the trade publication about the shift in ethnic casting after last season’s hits such as Empire, Black-ish, and How To Get Away With Murder.  The article expressed a concern that “the pendulum might have swung a bit too far in the opposite direction.” The story received significant backlash on Twitter yesterday […]

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

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

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

NEW! 2015 Hollywood Diversity Report

NEW! 2015 Hollywood Diversity Report

NOW AVAILABLE!  THE 2015 HOLLYWOOD DIVERSITY REPORT:  FLIPPING THE SCRIPT February 25, 2015 – The Bunche Center released its second annual Hollywood Diversity Report examining diversity and the bottom line in the entertainment industry. To DOWNLOAD the “2015 Hollywood Diversity Report:  Flipping the Script,” CLICK HERE.   To read the UCLA Newsroom story, Click Here.  To read The Hollywood Reporter‘s exclusive […]


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

CNN Talks with Hunt about Stereotypes on Fox’s TV Show Empire

CNN Talks with Hunt about Stereotypes on Fox’s TV Show Empire

  March 23, 2015 – Dr. Darnell Hunt, Director of the Ralph J. Bunch Center for African American Studies at UCLA and Co-PI of the recently released 2015 Hollywood Diversity Report: Flipping the Script, talks to CNN about stereotypes on the Fox TV show, Empire.  To see the interview, Click Here.   To DOWNLOAD the “2015 Hollywood Diversity Report:  Flipping the Script,” […]

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Diversity Issues

Diversity Issues:  The Ivy League and the 1%

Diversity Issues: The Ivy League and the 1%

January 15, 2015 – Former Thurgood Marshall lecturer Lani Guinier writes in Salon.Com about Ivy Leagues and the 1%.  To read the full article, Click Here. For more information on the Bunche Center’s past research on diversity issues, 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 -April 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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Labor, Entertainment & Sports: An Intersectional & Interdisciplanary Inquiry 4/17 & 4/18

Labor, Entertainment & Sports:  An Intersectional & Interdisciplanary Inquiry 4/17 & 4/18

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Bunche Circle of Thought Hosts Johns Hopkins’ Michael Hanchard 4/9/15

Bunche Circle of Thought Hosts Johns Hopkins’ Michael Hanchard 4/9/15

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“Dear White People” Screening at Bridges Theatre 4/29/15

“Dear White People” Screening at Bridges Theatre 4/29/15

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Bunche Center 2015 Spring Quarter Event Calendar

Bunche Center 2015 Spring Quarter Event Calendar

Check Out the Bunche Center’s Spring Quarter Event Calendar To download the full calendar, Click Here.

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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 […]

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Jazz in L.A. at the Bunche Library Media Center 4/17/15

Jazz in L.A. at the Bunche Library Media Center 4/17/15

The Bunche Library and Media Center hosts one of several on-campus events celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month To learn more, Click Here.

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