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

Institute of American Cultures Fall Forum & 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 IAC Fall Forum RSVP CONVERSATIONS WITH THE INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN CULTURES VISITING RESEARCHERS AND SCHOLARS T. Christopher Aplin, Ph.D. IAC […]

Bunche Center Authors’ Series Features Megan Ming Francis 10/29/14

Bunche Center Authors’ Series Features Megan Ming Francis 10/29/14

Bunche Center Authors’ Series Presents  Megan Ming Francis Discussing her book Civil Rights and the Making of the Modern American State Wednesday, October 29, 2014  Library and Media Center – Haines Hall 135 12 Noon – 1:00 PM Megan Ming Francis is the author of Civil Rights and the Making of the Modern American State (Cambridge University Press, 2014). Francis’s work sits […]

Our Weekly Cites Hollywood Diversity Report

Our Weekly Cites Hollywood Diversity Report

October 13, 2014 – Our Weekly cites the Bunche Center’s Hollywood Diversity Report* in an article addressing the efforts of Black self-determination in Hollywood. (Photo Credit:  Our Weekly)  Please consider a gift in support of our crowdfunding project to fund the research of the Hollywood Diversity Report – http://bit.ly/BuncheHDR – Help us #ChangeTheNarrative in Hollywood and show #DiversityMatters. Spread the Word The […]

Hollywood Hasn’t Kept Up!

Hollywood Hasn’t Kept Up!

“The fact is that America is becoming more and more diverse, but the Hollywood industry hasn’t kept up,” – Darnell Hunt, Los Angeles Times, 2014      Please consider a gift in support of our crowdfunding project Help us #ChangeTheNarrative in Hollywood! #DiversityMatters Spread the Word Join us as we #changethenarrative in Hollywood! Support the Hollywood Diversity Report, the only […]

Support the Bunche Center’s Hollywood Diversity Report – #ChangeTheNarrative

Support the Bunche Center’s Hollywood Diversity Report – #ChangeTheNarrative

#ChangeTheNarrative! Tell Hollywood that #DiversityMatters. Please donate at https://spark.ucla.edu/hollywood.   Thank you for your support! Launched @BuncheUCLA’s Hollywood Diversity Report Crowdfunding Campaign http://t.co/FqD5HKoxog 4 your support! http://t.co/hyqau1B3VA — UCLA Bunche Center (@BuncheUCLA) October 2, 2014


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

Support the Bunche Center’s Hollywood Diversity Report – #ChangeTheNarrative

Support the Bunche Center’s Hollywood Diversity Report – #ChangeTheNarrative

#ChangeTheNarrative! Tell Hollywood that #DiversityMatters. Please donate at https://spark.ucla.edu/hollywood.   Thank you for your support! Launched @BuncheUCLA’s Hollywood Diversity Report Crowdfunding Campaign http://t.co/FqD5HKoxog 4 your support! http://t.co/hyqau1B3VA — UCLA Bunche Center (@BuncheUCLA) October 2, 2014

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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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Do You Recognize These Items?

Do You Recognize These Items?

 Did you forget something? A pair of sunglasses and a Razor scooter were left at the Black Convocation which was held at the Bunche Center, Haines 220, on October 7th, 2014.  If either of these items belong to you, please contact 310-206-5500 or come to Haines 143 to pick them up.  Thank you!

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Beyond the Lights Screening – RSVP by 10/17/14

Beyond the Lights Screening – RSVP by 10/17/14

Gina Prince-Bythewood’s new film, Beyond the Lights will be screened on 11/3/14 at USC.  Prince-Bythewood and Felicia Henderson, both UCLA graduates, have offered to make a limited number of screening tickets available to UCLA students who RSVP BY 10/17/14. If you are interested, please email: dhunt@soc.ucla.edu. Beyond the Lights is the story of Noni, the music world’s latest superstar. But […]

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American Slavery by Another Name Panel Discussion 10/25/14

American Slavery by Another Name Panel Discussion 10/25/14

The Palms-Rancho Park Branch Library Presents a Panel on American Slavery by Another Name Speakers: Prof.  Wonda Powell History Department, L.A. Southwest College will speak about Douglas A. Blackmon’s prize-winning book, Slavery by Another Name Dr. Arthur Rolston   History Department,  University of California, Los Angeles will discuss the changing positions of radical Republicans during and after Reconstruction. Saturday, October […]

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

Institute of American Cultures Fall Forum & 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 IAC Fall Forum RSVP CONVERSATIONS WITH THE INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN CULTURES VISITING RESEARCHERS AND SCHOLARS T. Christopher Aplin, Ph.D. IAC […]

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Jeff Chang Book Talk – Who We Be: The Colorization of America 11/5/14

Jeff Chang Book Talk – Who We Be:  The Colorization of America 11/5/14

RSVP for this book talk co-sponsored by the Bunche Center.

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Bunche Center Authors’ Series Features Megan Ming Francis 10/29/14

Bunche Center Authors’ Series Features Megan Ming Francis 10/29/14

Bunche Center Authors’ Series Presents  Megan Ming Francis Discussing her book Civil Rights and the Making of the Modern American State Wednesday, October 29, 2014  Library and Media Center – Haines Hall 135 12 Noon – 1:00 PM Megan Ming Francis is the author of Civil Rights and the Making of the Modern American State (Cambridge University Press, 2014). Francis’s work sits […]

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