Bunche Authors’ Series Presents USC’s Taj Frazier 4/29/15

Bunche Authors’ Series Presents USC’s Taj Frazier 4/29/15

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Hunt Talks Hollywood Diversity with PBS’s Tavis Smiley

Hunt Talks Hollywood Diversity with PBS’s Tavis Smiley

April 3, 2015 — Bunche Center director Darnell Hunt discussed the center’s 2015 Hollywood Diversity Report and controversy surrounding Fox’s Empire with Tavis Smiley.  Click HERE to read Smiley’s Huffington Post blog about the interview.  For the full interview on PBS.org, click HERE.

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

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

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UPDATED – 2015 Bunche Center Spring Quarter Event Calendar

UPDATED – 2015 Bunche Center 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 […]


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

L.A. Weekly Talks Deadline Hollywood’s Apology

L.A. Weekly Talks Deadline Hollywood’s Apology

April 6, 2015 – L.A. Weekly Talks Deadline Hollywood’s Apology.   To read the full article, Click Here.

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Diversity Issues

Faculty Approve Undergraduate Diversity Requirement

Faculty Approve Undergraduate Diversity Requirement

  April 15, 2015 – On Friday, April 10th, UCLA faculty approved a proposal requiring all undergraduates to complete a course on diversity. To read the full story at the UCLA Newsroom, 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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Randolph Talks The Life & Politics of Black Feminism 5/18/15

Randolph Talks The Life & Politics of Black Feminism 5/18/15

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Faculty Approve Undergraduate Diversity Requirement

Faculty Approve Undergraduate Diversity Requirement

  April 15, 2015 – On Friday, April 10th, UCLA faculty approved a proposal requiring all undergraduates to complete a course on diversity. To read the full story at the UCLA Newsroom, Click Here  

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Bunche Authors’ Series – Neil Roberts Talks Angela Davis: Abolitionism, Democracy & Freedom 5/20/15

Bunche Authors’ Series – Neil Roberts Talks Angela Davis:  Abolitionism, Democracy & Freedom 5/20/15

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Forum to Reclaim Diversity at UCLA – 4/23/15

Forum to Reclaim Diversity at UCLA – 4/23/15

(Photo:  UCLA Diversity Alumni Network) You are invited to attend the Forum to Reclaim Diversity, Thursday April 23rd from 3 pm to 8 pm at the Pauley Pavilion Clubhouse and Concourse. A group of students, faculty, and staff at UCLA are organizing this forum with the goal of developing and deepening understandings of what diversity work needs to accomplish on the UCLA […]

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Field Promoted to Associate Professor

Field Promoted to Associate Professor

April 13, 2015 – The Bunche Center would like to congratulate Allyson Field on her promotion to Associate Professor.  Field is in the department of Cinema & Media Studies and African American Studies, and is also a Bunche Center affiliated faculty member. Her book, Uplift Cinema: The Emergence of African American Film and the Possibility of Black Modernity, will be […]

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Stevenson Selected as 2015 Guggenheim Fellow

Stevenson Selected as 2015 Guggenheim Fellow

The Bunche Center would like to congratulate Brenda Stevenson, who was one of four UCLA faculty selected to receive a 2015 Guggenheim Fellowship. Stevenson is a UCLA history professor specializing African-American history, and a Bunche Center affiliated faculty member. To read the full UCLA Newsroom article, Click Here.

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Kenny Burrell Directs Jazz Groups as Part of UCLA Spring Fest of World Music & Jazz

Kenny Burrell Directs Jazz Groups as Part of UCLA Spring Fest of World Music & Jazz

The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, Department of Ethnomusicology presents Spring Festival of World Music and Jazz 2015 May 15 – June 2, 2015 Schoenberg Hall, UCLA Friday, May 15, 7pm – Music of India Ensemble, Abhiman Kaushal and Rahul Neuman, co-directors Music of Bali Ensemble, I Nyoman Wenten, director Saturday, May 16, 7pm – Music of the Balkans Ensemble, […]

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IAC Research Grant Information Session 4/16/15

IAC Research Grant Information Session 4/16/15

Learn more about applying for the IAC Research Grant Program in Ethnic Studies and the Shirley Hune Inter-Ethnic & Inter-Racial Studies Award.  To download, Click Here.

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Bunche Authors’ Series Presents USC’s Taj Frazier 4/29/15

Bunche Authors’ Series Presents USC’s Taj Frazier 4/29/15

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Back by Popular Demand – Hattie…What I Need You to Know – Now thru 4/12

Back by Popular Demand – Hattie…What I Need You to Know – Now thru 4/12

The musical, Hattie…What I Need You to Know, will be at the UCLA Schoenberg Theater in honor of Women’s History Month and the 75th Anniversary year of Hattie McDaniel becoming the first African American to win an Academy Award. Sponsored on campus by the UCLA Black Alumni Association (UBAA), and produced by UCLA Alum, Rasheeda Garner. Fri, Mar 20 – […]

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