UCLA Newsroom Reports on the Unveiling of “The Black Experience”

UCLA Newsroom Reports on the Unveiling of “The Black Experience”

April 23, 2014 – More than 40 years ago a group of black UCLA art students created a wall mural depicting African American triumph and troubles in the United States.  This May marks the mural’s unveiling after more than twenty years, unearthed behind a false wall on the first floor of Ackerman Union next to […]

Sandy Darity Talks Race, Ethnicity, and Economic Inequality – 4/29/14

Sandy Darity Talks Race, Ethnicity, and Economic Inequality – 4/29/14

Diversity Issues:  Swing Justices Join Conservatives in 6-2 Vote to Overturn Michigan Affirmative Action Victory

Diversity Issues: Swing Justices Join Conservatives in 6-2 Vote to Overturn Michigan Affirmative Action Victory

Swing Justices Join Conservatives in 6-2 Vote to Overturn Michigan Affirmative Action Victory   April 22, 2014 – To read more about the Supreme Court upholding Michigan’s Affirmative Action Ban, Click Here.  To read the Supreme Court Decision, Click Here. The Bunche Center has been at the forefront of the issue of diversity and equal […]

Bunche Center Authors’ Series Lecture Featuring John Densmore – May 15th

Bunche Center Authors’ Series Lecture Featuring John Densmore – May 15th

In his new book, The Doors: Unhinged, John Densmore, the drummer of the legendary rock band writes about the conflict between him and his band mates as they fought over the right to use The Doors’ name.  At the same time, Densmore examines how this conflict mirrors and reflects a much larger societal issue – […]

Bunche Center Circle of Thought Series Presents Zachary Price – 5/6/14

Bunche Center Circle of Thought Series Presents Zachary Price – 5/6/14

Bunche Center Circle of Thought Series Presents                         Transcultural Performance Disciplines: Embodying AfroAsia Through Martial Arts in Theater, Film & Everyday Practice  Tuesday, May 6, 2014 Library and Media Center – Haines Hall 135 12 Noon – 1:00 PM Zachary Price Bunche Center Assistant […]


History & Mission

History & Mission

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 […]

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Race and Hollywood

Race and Hollywood:  WGAW Releases Latest Findings of 2014 Hollywood Writers Report

Race and Hollywood: WGAW Releases Latest Findings of 2014 Hollywood Writers Report

Research Shows Small Gains for Minority, Women, & Older TV Writers, Film Employment for Minority and Women Writers Declines April 14, 2014 – The Writers Guild of America, West has issued the Executive Summary of its 2014 Hollywood Writers Report, the WGAW’s analysis of the state of diversity in writing for television and film. While […]

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Diversity Issues

Diversity Issues:  Swing Justices Join Conservatives in 6-2 Vote to Overturn Michigan Affirmative Action Victory

Diversity Issues: Swing Justices Join Conservatives in 6-2 Vote to Overturn Michigan Affirmative Action Victory

Swing Justices Join Conservatives in 6-2 Vote to Overturn Michigan Affirmative Action Victory   April 22, 2014 – To read more about the Supreme Court upholding Michigan’s Affirmative Action Ban, Click Here.  To read the Supreme Court Decision, Click Here. The Bunche Center has been at the forefront of the issue of diversity and equal […]

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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 […]

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Recent Articles

Current Newsletter

Current Newsletter

Check out the current issue of the Bunche Center News! DOWNLOAD Bunche Center Newsletter – April 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 […]

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Do You Like Us?

Do You Like Us?

John Powell…John Densmore…Lisa Gay Hamilton…History of NOMMO…Black Women and Serial Murder…Paul Robeson for Beginners…These are just a few of the people and talks you would have missed if you aren’t following the Bunche Center on Facebook. Keep up with the latest news and happenings! We invite you to like our page on Facebook. If you […]

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Global Media Center for Social Impact Events “The House I live In” & “Lyrics from Lockdown” Mass Incarceration Documentary & Theatrical Piece

Global Media Center for Social Impact Events “The House I live In” & “Lyrics from Lockdown” Mass Incarceration Documentary & Theatrical Piece

  THE EVENTS: The House I Live In May 1, 2014 5pm, DeNeve Auditorium, UCLA A free screening and discussion with the filmmakers of “The House I live In,” a Sundance Grand Jury-winning documentary that explores the devastating economic, cultural, and political consequences of the US government’s forty year “war on drugs.”         Lyrics from […]

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Race and Hollywood: WGAW Releases Latest Findings of 2014 Hollywood Writers Report

Race and Hollywood:  WGAW Releases Latest Findings of 2014 Hollywood Writers Report

Research Shows Small Gains for Minority, Women, & Older TV Writers, Film Employment for Minority and Women Writers Declines April 14, 2014 – The Writers Guild of America, West has issued the Executive Summary of its 2014 Hollywood Writers Report, the WGAW’s analysis of the state of diversity in writing for television and film. While […]

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Diversity Issues: Faculty Senate Votes to Create African American Studies Department

Diversity Issues:  Faculty Senate Votes to Create African American Studies Department

  April 10, 2014 – UCLA Newsroom reports on Faculty Senate unanimously voting to create African American studies department.  To read the full story,  Click Here.

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Kevin Young, Poetry at the Hammer 4-17-14

Kevin Young, Poetry at the Hammer 4-17-14
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IAC Research Grant Workshop – 4/14/14

IAC Research Grant Workshop – 4/14/14
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