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
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. One […]
November 24, 2014 — In an oddly-timed evening press conference, Ferguson, MO prosecutor Robert McCulloch announced Monday that the grand jury reviewing evidence in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown has decided not to indict white police officer Darren Wilson. Protestors immediately took to the streets to demand justice for what they see as yet another tragic example […]
November 19, 2014 – Marvel Comics announced dramatic changes coming simultaneously to two of the publisher’s classic marquee brands with the addition of a female Thor and a Black Captain America. Stan Lee and the brand have received praise for their on-going efforts to make characters look like and reflect what is going on in the real world. To read the […]
November 17, 2014 – Bunche Center Director Darnell Hunt discusses diversity in Hollywood as part of a four-part series on the Blacklist screenwriting blog, Go Into the Story. To read the entire 4-part interview, 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. […]
November 10, 2014 – Director of the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies and Professor of Sociology at UCLA, Darnell Hunt, is featured in episode 3 of Black Hollywood’s Think Tank podcast. As one of the principal investigators of the Center’s Race and Hollywood Project, Hunt discusses diversity and best practices in the Hollywood entertainment industry. To learn […]
Don’t miss this engaging discussion about the life of the late Wayne Pharr. To Download the Flyer, Click Here.
Join Join Fern Orenstein (Senior VP for casting at CBS Entertainment), Tiffany Smith-Anoa’i (VP for CBS diversity and communication), Rick Najera (director, writer and executive producer) and Dr. Darnell Hunt (director of the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies) for a discussion of the state of diversity in the Hollywood entertainment industry. Wednesday, November 5, 2014 6:30 pm […]