Bunche Director Candidate, Antwi Akom

Bunche Director Candidate, Antwi Akom

On Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 1 PM in 5391 Public Affairs, Antwi Akom, an Associate Professor of Africana Studies at San Francisco State University, will give a talk, “Mapping the Black Metropolis: Using the Power of Local Knowledge to Improve Urban Planning and Promote Environmental Health Justice with our Nation’s Most Vulnerable Populations.” On Friday, May 5, 2017 at […]

Scholars Still Sorting Through Aftermath of L.A. Uprising

Scholars Still Sorting Through Aftermath of L.A. Uprising

by Lydia Lum (Diverse Issues in Higher Education) With his camcorder in tow, Dr. Darnell Hunt began exploring Los Angeles soon after mass unrest began on . The uprisings by frustrated Angelenos followed the acquittals earlier that day in the trial of four L.A. police officers on charges of use of excessive force in the arrest and beating of unarmed, […]

Tomorrow! Dr. Maryse Narcisse talk – “Grassroots Community Organizing for Women’s Health”

Tomorrow! Dr. Maryse Narcisse talk – “Grassroots Community Organizing for Women’s Health”

Tomorrow, Tuesday, April 25th, at noon, Dr. Maryse Narcisse, who is at the forefront of a burgeoning movement for women’s rights and women’s health in Haiti, will give a talk, “Grassroots Community Organizing for Women’s Health.” Please join us at the UCLA Marion Davies Children’s Health Center at Room 12-407.  To download the flyer, click here.

Under what conditions can diversity related courses succeed in fostering academic and social benefits? An Interview with UCLA Professor, Tiffany Brannon

Under what conditions can diversity related courses succeed in fostering academic and social benefits? An Interview with UCLA Professor, Tiffany Brannon

On April 4, 2017, the Bunche Center interviewed UCLA professor of social psychology, Tiffany Brannon, to discuss her research on diversity science, a relatively new concept in psychology that explores when and how diversity works. She examines diversity initiatives that target historically underrepresented groups (e.g., ethnic minorities, first-generation college students, women in STEM fields) that have a positive social impact […]

Latest “Fast and Furious” Release Proves Again Diversity Sells

Latest “Fast and Furious” Release Proves Again Diversity Sells

April 17, 2017 — The latest installment of the Fast and Furious franchise, which features a diverse set of leads and black director F. Gary Gray at the helm, is on pace to become the biggest global opening film of all time.  Fate of the Furious opened number one at the domestic box office last weekend, with an estimated $100.2 million, […]


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 […]

continue reading

Race and Hollywood

NEW:  2017 Hollywood Diversity Report

NEW: 2017 Hollywood Diversity Report

NOW AVAILABLE! 2017 HOLLYWOOD DIVERSITY REPORT: SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT To download the full report, please CLICK HERE. The Bunche Center released its fourth annual Hollywood Diversity Report examining diversity and the bottom line in the entertainment industry. To read the UCLA Newsroom story, Click Here. To view a UCLA Optimists discussion with the authors, Click Here. For background information about the Bunche […]

continue reading

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 […]

continue reading

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. ——————- […]

continue reading

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 […]

read more

Bunche Director Candidate, Antwi Akom

Bunche Director Candidate, Antwi Akom

On Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 1 PM in 5391 Public Affairs, Antwi Akom, an Associate Professor of Africana Studies at San Francisco State University, will give a talk, “Mapping the Black Metropolis: Using the Power of Local Knowledge to Improve Urban Planning and Promote Environmental Health Justice with our Nation’s Most Vulnerable Populations.” On Friday, May 5, 2017 at […]

read more

Scholars Still Sorting Through Aftermath of L.A. Uprising

Scholars Still Sorting Through Aftermath of L.A. Uprising

by Lydia Lum (Diverse Issues in Higher Education) With his camcorder in tow, Dr. Darnell Hunt began exploring Los Angeles soon after mass unrest began on . The uprisings by frustrated Angelenos followed the acquittals earlier that day in the trial of four L.A. police officers on charges of use of excessive force in the arrest and beating of unarmed, […]

read more

Tomorrow! Dr. Maryse Narcisse talk – “Grassroots Community Organizing for Women’s Health”

Tomorrow! Dr. Maryse Narcisse talk – “Grassroots Community Organizing for Women’s Health”

Tomorrow, Tuesday, April 25th, at noon, Dr. Maryse Narcisse, who is at the forefront of a burgeoning movement for women’s rights and women’s health in Haiti, will give a talk, “Grassroots Community Organizing for Women’s Health.” Please join us at the UCLA Marion Davies Children’s Health Center at Room 12-407.  To download the flyer, click here.

read more

Under what conditions can diversity related courses succeed in fostering academic and social benefits? An Interview with UCLA Professor, Tiffany Brannon

Under what conditions can diversity related courses succeed in fostering academic and social benefits? An Interview with UCLA Professor, Tiffany Brannon

On April 4, 2017, the Bunche Center interviewed UCLA professor of social psychology, Tiffany Brannon, to discuss her research on diversity science, a relatively new concept in psychology that explores when and how diversity works. She examines diversity initiatives that target historically underrepresented groups (e.g., ethnic minorities, first-generation college students, women in STEM fields) that have a positive social impact […]

read more

Latest “Fast and Furious” Release Proves Again Diversity Sells

Latest “Fast and Furious” Release Proves Again Diversity Sells

April 17, 2017 — The latest installment of the Fast and Furious franchise, which features a diverse set of leads and black director F. Gary Gray at the helm, is on pace to become the biggest global opening film of all time.  Fate of the Furious opened number one at the domestic box office last weekend, with an estimated $100.2 million, […]

read more

Bunche Director Candidate, Eve Dunbar

Bunche Director Candidate, Eve Dunbar

Please join us on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 4 PM in 153 Haines Hall to hear Bunche director candidate, Eve Dunbar (Vassar College) speak about “Monstrous Work: Zombie Ethnography, Archives, and Gatekeeping” and on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at 1 PM in 153 Haines Hall, for a Bunche Center Vision Talk, “Describe, Disrupt, and Produce: Collective Visioning at the Bunche Center,” with a reception to […]

read more

Flash Point 2017: Twenty-Five Years After the 1992 Los Angeles Uprising

Flash Point 2017: Twenty-Five Years After the 1992 Los Angeles Uprising

Don’t miss out on panel discussions, art, films and media exhibits that examine the 1992 L.A. Uprising. This 3 day event will be on April 28-30 (Fri-Sun), 2017, at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center in Westwood and in Little Tokyo with the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. Many of these events are free with registration. For program details and to RSVP, […]

read more

Bunche Director Candidate, Erica Edwards

Bunche Director Candidate, Erica Edwards

Please join us on Friday, April 21, 2017 at 1 PM in 193 Humanities (Faculty Commons) to hear Bunche Director Candidate, Erica Edwards (University of California, Riverside) speak about “‘How Very American’: African American Literature and the Long War on Terror,” and on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at 1 PM in 153 Haines Hall, for a Bunche Center Vision Talk for the position of […]

read more

THIS MON.&TUES. – A Decade of Research on What Adolescents Learn About Race Online and The Bunche Center as a Transdisciplinary Research Community for the Study of Black Lives

THIS MON.&TUES. – A Decade of Research on What Adolescents Learn About Race Online and The Bunche Center as a Transdisciplinary Research Community for the Study of Black Lives

Please join us on Monday, April 10, at noon in 3340 Moore Hall to hear Brendesha Tynes (University of Southern California) speak about “A Decade of Research on What Adolescents Learn About Race Online” and on Tuesday, April 11, at 11:30 AM in 153 Haines Hall, for a Bunche Center Vision Talk for the position of director with a reception to […]

read more

Bunche Center Authors’ Series Presents Nancy Yuen

Bunche Center Authors’ Series Presents Nancy Yuen

Bunche Center Authors’ Series Presents Nancy Yuen Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology at Biola University Thursday, May 11, 2017 NOON – 1:30PM @ 153 Haines Hall “In this workshop, I share the journey of how I turned my dissertation into a general audience book. In breaking down the writing and publication process, I go over parts of […]

read more
Facebook Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com
%d bloggers like this: