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