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 […]continue reading
2015-2016 In many ways, we live in more complicated times today than we did 50 years ago, when the Watts Rebellion erupted. Then, officialdom at least acknowledged that the nation had a race and poverty problem — even if it ultimately punted on its responsibility to get to the bottom of it once and for all. Today, the nation is […]
February 4, 2016 —Maurice White, founder and leader of the iconic R & B group Earth, Wind & Fire, passed away at his home in Los Angeles today. He was 74. Famous for its unique blend of pop, jazz, R & B and African rhythms in the late 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, the super group released its 20th studio album in […]
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(DuBois Picture Photo Credit: www.NPR.org) February 4, 2016 – Marcus Hunter discusses W.E.B. Du Bois as an inspiration to today’s scholars who study the experiences and realities of Black and Brown peoples. Hunter is an assistant professor in Sociology and African American Studies and a faculty affiliate at the Ralph Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA. To read […]
February 2, 2016 – UN News features a profile piece on Ralph J. Bunche for Black History Month. The article was written by Brian Urquhart. Urquhart was at the Center, formerly called the Center for Afro-American Studies (CAAS), when it was renamed after Bunche, a Nobel Prize winner, scholar, activist, and UCLA alumnus in 2003. The renaming was in commemoration […]
The 24th Annual Pan African Film & Arts Festival will take place February 4-15. For the Event Schedule, Click Here.
(Photo: Shutterstock/Advocate.com) January 28, 2016 – Ellen Scott, a UCLA Assistant Professor of Cinema and Media Studies, and a Bunche Center affiliated faculty member, blogs that today’s Oscars controversy is nothing new. She examines a 1962 protest over racial exclusion in Hollywood where the concerns of blacks in the entertainment industry 54 years ago, are not unlike the concerns […]
January 25, 2016 – Bunche Center Director Darnell Hunt is interviewed in Chelsea Handler’s new Netflix docuseries, “Chelsea Does Racism.” In the series, which starts streaming today, Hunt represents the NAACP in the program’s third episode. To read a New York Times review of the series, Click Here.
January 21, 2016 —Bunche Center Director Darnell Hunt discussed this year’s Oscars “whiteout” and minority exclusion in Hollywood with Roland Martin, host of TVOne’s NewsOne Now. You can watch the full segment HERE.
Janelle S. Wong Talks “Role of Born-Again Identity on Political Attitudes of Whites, Blacks, Latinos, & Asian Americans” 1/22/16
The UCLA Race, Ethnicity and Politics Workshop welcomes Janelle S. Wong, Professor and Director of Asian American Studies at the University of Maryland, on Friday, January 22, from 4:00-5:30 p.m. in 4357 Bunche Hall. Wong will present research from her recent journal article: “The Role of Born-Again Identity on the Political Attitudes of Whites, Blacks, Latinos, and Asian Americans”
(Photo credit: LoveBScott.com) (Featured photo credit: telegraph.co.uk) Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith Lead Oscar Boycott. The Academy Responds. To read the full Los Angeles Times article, Click Here. To read interviews with Bunche Center Director Darnell Hunt concerning the lack of diversity at the Oscars and/or media citings of the Hollywood Diversity Report, click the links below: Huffington Post […]