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 […]
October 21, 2014 – After last year’s much publicized search by Saturday Night Live for a new black woman cast member, Leslie Jones, (as well as LaKendra Tookes), was added to SNL’s writing staff. Jones has now been moved from the writers’ room and upped to a regular cast member. To read the article, Click Here. To learn more about our Hollywood Diversity […]
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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!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Beyond the Lights is the story of Noni, the music world’s latest superstar. But […]
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 […]