Change Starts Today – The Hollywood Diversity Report Crowdfunding Campaign!

Change Starts Today – The Hollywood Diversity Report Crowdfunding Campaign!

The UCLA Bunche Center Crowdfunding Campaign for the Hollywood Diversity Report is LIVE! CHANGE STARTS TODAY!   Spread the Word Join us as we #changethenarrative in Hollywood! Support the Hollywood Diversity Report, the only comprehensive research analysis of diversity in film and television. The report identifies and shares best practices for increasing the pipeline of underrepresented groups in the entertainment […]

Bunche Center Event Calendar – Fall 2014

Bunche Center Event Calendar – Fall 2014

Bunche Center Event Calendar Fall Quarter 2014  UPDATED 10/1/14 October Black Convocation – Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 The Black Convocation is an annual event that welcomes new and returning students to the UCLA campus and makes them aware of the different organizations, departments, and resources available to serve them.  The convocation will be in Haines Room 220 and will begin […]

Peter Taylor to Speak at Black Convocation

Peter Taylor to Speak at Black Convocation

The Black Convocation is an annual event which welcomes new and returning students to the UCLA campus and makes them aware of the different organizations, departments, and resources available to serve them.  It is an evening full of Bruin pride, providing encouragement, anecdotes about the past, and a glimpse of the future from UCLA faculty, staff, and alumni dedicated to […]

Jazz Musician Gerald Wilson Dies at 96

Jazz Musician Gerald Wilson Dies at 96

September 9, 2014 – Gerald Wilson, a jazz great whose career as a performer, composer, bandleader, and teacher spanned the generations, died at his home on Monday, September 8th, 2014, at the age of 96.  Wilson served as an adjunct assistant professor in UCLA’s department of ethnomusicology.  For several years, the Bunche Center presented an award in Gerald Wilson’s name, […]

Institute of American Cultures Fall Forum and Reception 11/18/14

Institute of American Cultures Fall Forum and Reception 11/18/14

Institute of American Cultures Fall Forum and Reception In honor of the 2014-2015 IAC Visiting Researchers and Scholars, Graduate & Predoctoral Fellows, and Research Grant Awardees  Tuesday, November 18, 2014 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm UCLA Faculty Center, California Room CONVERSATIONS WITH THE INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN CULTURES VISITING RESEARCHERS AND SCHOLARS   Ernesto Chavez, Ph.D.                                Nicholas Rosenthal, Ph.D.                University […]


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

Hunt Discusses Blackish on NPR

Hunt Discusses Blackish on NPR

 (Photo Credit: Adam Taylor/ABC) September 24, 2014 –  Karen Grigsby Bates of NPR’s Code Switch team talks with Bunche Center Director Darnell Hunt about  how black families have been portrayed on television sitcoms.  To listen to the story, ClickHere. For background information about the Bunche Center’s Race and Hollywood Project, Click Here. For previous posts about the Center’s Hollywood Advancement Project, […]

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Diversity Issues

Court Rules University of Texas Can Use Race as Factor in Admissions

Court Rules University of Texas Can Use Race as Factor in Admissions

July 16, 2014 – Acting on a lawsuit that the U.S. Supreme Court had sent back last year, the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans ruled that considering race boosted the university’s efforts to assemble a diverse student body. The decision is the lastest development in the suit brought by Abigail Fisher, who sued the University of […]

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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

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. One […]

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Current Newsletter

Current Newsletter

Check out the current issue of the Bunche Center News! DOWNLOAD Bunche Center Newsletter – October 2014

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Change Starts Today – The Hollywood Diversity Report Crowdfunding Campaign!

Change Starts Today – The Hollywood Diversity Report Crowdfunding Campaign!

The UCLA Bunche Center Crowdfunding Campaign for the Hollywood Diversity Report is LIVE! CHANGE STARTS TODAY!   Spread the Word Join us as we #changethenarrative in Hollywood! Support the Hollywood Diversity Report, the only comprehensive research analysis of diversity in film and television. The report identifies and shares best practices for increasing the pipeline of underrepresented groups in the entertainment […]

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Bunche Center Event Calendar – Fall 2014

Bunche Center Event Calendar – Fall 2014

Bunche Center Event Calendar Fall Quarter 2014  UPDATED 10/1/14 October Black Convocation – Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 The Black Convocation is an annual event that welcomes new and returning students to the UCLA campus and makes them aware of the different organizations, departments, and resources available to serve them.  The convocation will be in Haines Room 220 and will begin […]

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Peter Taylor to Speak at Black Convocation

Peter Taylor to Speak at Black Convocation

The Black Convocation is an annual event which welcomes new and returning students to the UCLA campus and makes them aware of the different organizations, departments, and resources available to serve them.  It is an evening full of Bruin pride, providing encouragement, anecdotes about the past, and a glimpse of the future from UCLA faculty, staff, and alumni dedicated to […]

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Hunt Discusses Blackish on NPR

Hunt Discusses Blackish on NPR

 (Photo Credit: Adam Taylor/ABC) September 24, 2014 –  Karen Grigsby Bates of NPR’s Code Switch team talks with Bunche Center Director Darnell Hunt about  how black families have been portrayed on television sitcoms.  To listen to the story, ClickHere. For background information about the Bunche Center’s Race and Hollywood Project, Click Here. For previous posts about the Center’s Hollywood Advancement Project, […]

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Race and Hollywood: DGA Reports Lack of Progress on Diversity Hiring

Race and Hollywood:  DGA Reports Lack of Progress on Diversity Hiring

DGA report on diversity hiring in television. (DGA)/(Featued image credit: Belle BNZ Ent.)   September 18, 2014 – The Los Angeles Times reports on a new Directors Guild study which highlights lack of progress on diversity hiring. To read the full article, Click Here. For background information about the Bunche Center’s Race and Hollywood Project, Click Here. For previous posts […]

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Race and Hollywood: Shonda Rhimes Rules Thursday Nights

Race and Hollywood:  Shonda Rhimes Rules Thursday Nights

The L.A. Times interviews Shonda Rhimes about her new series, How to Get Away With Murder. To read the full article, 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. To learn more about supporting this important research project and its annual diversity […]

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