Crenshaw’s NYT Op-Ed on President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper

Crenshaw’s NYT Op-Ed on President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper

July 30, 2014 — Bunche Center-affiliated scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw explains in an op-ed piece in today’s New York Times what’s wrong with President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative.  The $300 million program, she argues, focuses on boys and young men of color to the exclusion of their girl and young women counterparts — despite the fact that the latter face similar if […]

SHI & Sally Casanova Pre-Doc Scholars Symposium – August 12 & 13, 2014

SHI & Sally Casanova Pre-Doc Scholars Symposium – August 12 & 13, 2014

UCLA SUMMER HUMANITIES INSTITUTE  & CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY SALLY CASANOVA  PRE-DOCTORAL SCHOLARS  SYMPOSIUM Date:  August 12 and 13 Time:  8:30am for Continental Breakfast and 9am to 12pm for Presentations Location:  Faculty Center, Downstairs Lounge (8/12) and Hacienda Room (8/13) On Tuesday, August 12, and Wednesday, August 13, SHI and California State University Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholars participants will present their […]

Nelson Named W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute Fellow

Nelson Named W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute Fellow

Steven Nelson, UCLA Associate Professor of Art History, and Bunche Affiliated faculty member, was named a 2014-2015 W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute Fellow. In residence for the academic year as a Cohen Fellow, he will work on his book Mapping Blackness in African and Afro-Atlantic Art. Nelson is also the author of the acclaimed book, From Cameroon to Paris: […]

Bunche Center at The Leimert Park Village Book Fair!

Bunche Center at The Leimert Park Village Book Fair!

  The 8th Annual Leimert Park Village Book Fair is coming soon!  Take note of the **NEW LOCATION! The book fair will be held on Saturday 8/9/14 from 10am-6pm at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza.  As it has in the past, the Bunche Library and Media Center (LMC) will host a booth at this year’s event. The theme of the 2014 […]

Scandal Most Tweeted in New Nielsen Rankings

Scandal Most Tweeted in New Nielsen Rankings

  July 16, 2014 – In the aftermath of Nielsen’s Twitter rating system introduced last year, numbers found that the third-season premiere of Scandal ranked at the top of the Nielsen Twitter TV ratings. The measurement ranks shows according to the unique audience of Twitter users who have been exposed to at least one tweet about a program. It also […]


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

ABC Showcases Diversity in Fall Prime-Time

ABC Showcases Diversity in Fall Prime-Time

July 16, 2014 – With writer-producer Shonda Rhimes’ “Scandal” hitting big, ABC has decided to embrace diversity, rolling out at least four shows, including Cristela, Fresh Off the Boat, Black-ish and American Crime, all featuring racial humor and/or politics. At ABC’s presentation at the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills, Paul Lee, ABC’s entertainment president, discussed the […]

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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

Current Newsletter

Current Newsletter

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

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Message from the Director (2013-2014)

Message from the Director (2013-2014)

On April 13, 1964, Sidney Poitier made history by becoming the first African American to win an Academy Award for Best Actor.  Poitier’s Oscar-wining performance in Lilies of the Field resonated nicely with the integrationist project of the times by promoting a carefully contained image of blackness, the “Good Negro.”  This representation would flourish in film and television throughout the […]

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Bunche Center Director Hunt on Sen. Rand Paul’s Courting of Minority Voters

Bunche Center Director Hunt on Sen. Rand Paul’s Courting of Minority Voters

July 31, 2014 — Bunche Center Director Darnell Hunt is featured in an article in today’s Fiscal Times that explores Republican Senator Rand Paul’s recent overtures to black voters.  Please click HERE to read the article.

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Crenshaw’s NYT Op-Ed on President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper

Crenshaw’s NYT Op-Ed on President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper

July 30, 2014 — Bunche Center-affiliated scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw explains in an op-ed piece in today’s New York Times what’s wrong with President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative.  The $300 million program, she argues, focuses on boys and young men of color to the exclusion of their girl and young women counterparts — despite the fact that the latter face similar if […]

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SHI & Sally Casanova Pre-Doc Scholars Symposium – August 12 & 13, 2014

SHI & Sally Casanova Pre-Doc Scholars Symposium – August 12 & 13, 2014

UCLA SUMMER HUMANITIES INSTITUTE  & CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY SALLY CASANOVA  PRE-DOCTORAL SCHOLARS  SYMPOSIUM Date:  August 12 and 13 Time:  8:30am for Continental Breakfast and 9am to 12pm for Presentations Location:  Faculty Center, Downstairs Lounge (8/12) and Hacienda Room (8/13) On Tuesday, August 12, and Wednesday, August 13, SHI and California State University Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholars participants will present their […]

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Nelson Named W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute Fellow

Nelson Named W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute Fellow

Steven Nelson, UCLA Associate Professor of Art History, and Bunche Affiliated faculty member, was named a 2014-2015 W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute Fellow. In residence for the academic year as a Cohen Fellow, he will work on his book Mapping Blackness in African and Afro-Atlantic Art. Nelson is also the author of the acclaimed book, From Cameroon to Paris: […]

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Bunche Center at The Leimert Park Village Book Fair!

Bunche Center at The Leimert Park Village Book Fair!

  The 8th Annual Leimert Park Village Book Fair is coming soon!  Take note of the **NEW LOCATION! The book fair will be held on Saturday 8/9/14 from 10am-6pm at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza.  As it has in the past, the Bunche Library and Media Center (LMC) will host a booth at this year’s event. The theme of the 2014 […]

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Faculty

The following is a listing of Bunche Center affiliated faculty members.  For more information about faculty members in the news and awards and honors they have received, please click here. Core Faculty Ten scholars comprise the core faculty for the Bunche Center and Interdepartmental Program in Afro-American Studies (IDP). Scot Brown (ORU) Aisha Finch (IDP) Sarah Haley (ORU) Robert Hill […]

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