Hunt Quoted in ESPN on “Black Hope & Faith After Hurricane Katrina”

Hunt Quoted in ESPN on “Black Hope & Faith After Hurricane Katrina”

Above Photo:  William Widmer August 28, 2015 – Darnell Hunt, Bunche Center Director and Chair of Sociology, is quoted in an ESPN article which explores inequality and progress 10 years after Katrina. To read the full story, Click Here. Featured Photo:  Reuters/Lee Celano

UBAA Hosts Production of Ghost in the House with Tony Todd 10/9/15-10/11/15

UBAA Hosts Production of Ghost in the House with Tony Todd 10/9/15-10/11/15

Ghost in the House The Life and Times of Jack Johnson SCHOENBERG HALL UCLA 10/9/15-10/11/15 Presented by Opening Minds Productions in Conjunction with the UCLA Black Alumni Association For VIP tickets, group tickets and sponsorship packages, including advertising in the program, visit http://www.ghostinthehouse.org/ or for additional information, Click Here.

Save the Date for the 2015 UCLA Black Convocation – 10/6/15

Save the Date for the 2015 UCLA Black Convocation – 10/6/15

Don’t Miss The 2015 UCLA Black Convocation! Mark Your Calendars To download the flyer,  Click Here.

Julian Bond (1940-2015): A Personal Note

Julian Bond (1940-2015): A Personal Note

August 18, 2015 – I join the Bunche Center in my tribute to one of the finest civil rights leaders of the contemporary era. Julian Bond was a giant figure who championed human rights throughout his long and distinguished life. I had the pleasure of knowing him personally. As a young civil rights movement activist, I had the good fortune of […]

You Don’t Want to Miss “Ask Your Mama:  12 Moods For Jazz” – 10/28/15

You Don’t Want to Miss “Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods For Jazz” – 10/28/15

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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 Talks with Daily Beast about Hip Hop Dramas and What They Say About America

Hunt Talks with Daily Beast about Hip Hop Dramas and What They Say About America

  May 19, 2015 – With Fox’s Empire the surprise hit of the season, television networks are rushing to put their own hip-hop dramas into production. Bunche Center Director Darnell Hunt talks with The Daily Beast about these new dramas and the demographics propelling their success.   To read the full article, Click Here. To DOWNLOAD the “2015 Hollywood Diversity Report:  Flipping […]

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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 -August September 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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Hunt Quoted in ESPN on “Black Hope & Faith After Hurricane Katrina”

Hunt Quoted in ESPN on “Black Hope & Faith After Hurricane Katrina”

Above Photo:  William Widmer August 28, 2015 – Darnell Hunt, Bunche Center Director and Chair of Sociology, is quoted in an ESPN article which explores inequality and progress 10 years after Katrina. To read the full story, Click Here. Featured Photo:  Reuters/Lee Celano

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UBAA Hosts Production of Ghost in the House with Tony Todd 10/9/15-10/11/15

UBAA Hosts Production of Ghost in the House with Tony Todd 10/9/15-10/11/15

Ghost in the House The Life and Times of Jack Johnson SCHOENBERG HALL UCLA 10/9/15-10/11/15 Presented by Opening Minds Productions in Conjunction with the UCLA Black Alumni Association For VIP tickets, group tickets and sponsorship packages, including advertising in the program, visit http://www.ghostinthehouse.org/ or for additional information, Click Here.

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Save the Date for the 2015 UCLA Black Convocation – 10/6/15

Save the Date for the 2015 UCLA Black Convocation – 10/6/15

Don’t Miss The 2015 UCLA Black Convocation! Mark Your Calendars To download the flyer,  Click Here.

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UCLA California Reading and Literature Project – Call for Proposals on African American Student Achievement

UCLA California Reading and Literature Project  – Call for Proposals on African American Student Achievement

August 18, 2015 – The UCLA California Reading and Literature Project invites you to participate in The Open Door Series: African American Student Achievement, to be held October 17, 2015. See the link below for further details about the conference and instructions on how to become a presenter. This Share your knowledge and practices and engage in active discussion with […]

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Julian Bond (1940-2015): A Personal Note

Julian Bond (1940-2015): A Personal Note

August 18, 2015 – I join the Bunche Center in my tribute to one of the finest civil rights leaders of the contemporary era. Julian Bond was a giant figure who championed human rights throughout his long and distinguished life. I had the pleasure of knowing him personally. As a young civil rights movement activist, I had the good fortune of […]

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Lifelong Champion of Civil Rights, Julian Bond, Passes at 75

Lifelong Champion of Civil Rights, Julian Bond, Passes at 75

August 17, 2015 – Former N.A.A.C.P. Chairman, Julian Bond, died on August 15th in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. He was 75. Bond was a lifelong champion of equality and civil rights, serving on the board and as chair of the N.A.A.C.P. He was also a founder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and a magnetic figure of the 1960s Civil […]

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Robin Kelley Talks Watts Rebellion 50th Anniversary

Robin Kelley Talks Watts Rebellion 50th Anniversary

  August 11, 2015 – Robin D.G. Kelley, Distinguished Professor of History, Gary B. Nash Endowed Chair in United States History, and Bunche Center affiliated faculty member, writes an op-ed piece about the 50th Anniversary of the Watts Rebellion in today’s Los Angeles Times. To read the piece, Click Here.   Feature image photo credit: CNN

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You Don’t Want to Miss “Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods For Jazz” – 10/28/15

You Don’t Want to Miss “Ask Your Mama:  12 Moods For Jazz” – 10/28/15

To download the Save the Date, Click Here.

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Center Talk: Paul Von Blum Abroad, Talks Racism At Home

Center Talk:  Paul Von Blum Abroad, Talks Racism At Home

July 8, 2015 – Racial injustice isn’t just a concern on the home front.  In spring 2015, Paul Von Blum, Sr. Lecturer in Communications and African American Studies, and a Bunche Center affiliated faculty member, took the discussion overseas.  Von Blum was invited by Masaryk University in the Czech Republic to talk about racism in the U.S., the Civil Rights […]

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Lace Up Your Sneakers for the UNCF Walk for Education 8/15/15

Lace Up Your Sneakers for the UNCF Walk for Education 8/15/15

Walk for Education August 15, 2015 at Exposition Park http://www.uncf.org/LAWalk   ALERT! The TEAM (Industry) CHALLENGE HAS STARTED!! Win Your Team a Trophy!!! Set up your team today! Goto: UNCF.org/LAWalk

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