Images in Blackness Presents Thomas Allen Harris Doc, Through a Lens Darkly 11/19/14

Images in Blackness Presents Thomas Allen Harris Doc, Through a Lens Darkly 11/19/14

Images in Blackness Film and Discussion Series presents Thomas Allen Harris and his documentary, Through a Lens Darkly:  Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People. To download the flyer, Click Here    

Bunche Authors’ Series Presents Hiram Sims, Photoetry – 11/13/14

Bunche Authors’ Series Presents Hiram Sims, Photoetry – 11/13/14

UCLA Sr. Lecturer Paul Von Blum talks with professor and Urban Poets Society founder, Hiram Sims, about his collection of poetry and photography documenting life in Los Angeles.   To download the flyer, Click Here

Bunche Authors’ Series Presents Michael Datcher, Americus

Bunche Authors’ Series Presents Michael Datcher, Americus

Don’t miss New York Times bestselling author, Michael Datcher, discussing his new book, Americus. To download, click here:  Datcher flyer

One Week Left to Support the Hollywood Diversity Report!  Have You Played Your Part?

One Week Left to Support the Hollywood Diversity Report! Have You Played Your Part?

THE FINAL WEEK! Help us beat our goal of 10k in 31 days! You can help #ChangeTheNarrative Show Hollywood #DiversityMatters Support the Report!  CLICK HERE TO DONATE TODAY Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter For background information about the Bunche Center’s Race and Hollywood Project, Click Here. For previous posts about the Center’s Hollywood Advancement Project, Click Here. […]

Support Our Crowdfunding Project

Support Our Crowdfunding Project

LIGHTS, CAMERA… YOU!  MAKE THE DIFFERENCE! (Photo by Rarah, Baltimore City Paper) Please consider a gift in support of our crowdfunding project Help us #ChangeTheNarrative and tell Hollywood that #DiversityMatters The Bunche Center is the leading expert on diversity in the entertainment industry. The Center’s Hollywood Diversity Report is the only comprehensive research analysis of diversity in film and television. […]


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

Race and Hollywood:  SNL Promotes Jones to Regular Cast Member

Race and Hollywood: SNL Promotes Jones to Regular Cast Member

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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Diversity Issues

Diversity Issues:  Voting Begins on UCLA Diversity Requirement

Diversity Issues: Voting Begins on UCLA Diversity Requirement

October 22, 2014 – The UCLA Academic Senate Faculty announced that on October 24, 2014, voting will begin on the proposed diversity requirement for the College of Letters and Science.  There is a rich and growing body of research indicating that diversity requirements have positive outcomes for students and university campuses.  Supporters of the proposal point to the need not […]

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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

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. One […]

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Current Newsletter

Current Newsletter

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

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Images in Blackness Presents Thomas Allen Harris Doc, Through a Lens Darkly 11/19/14

Images in Blackness Presents Thomas Allen Harris Doc, Through a Lens Darkly 11/19/14

Images in Blackness Film and Discussion Series presents Thomas Allen Harris and his documentary, Through a Lens Darkly:  Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People. To download the flyer, Click Here    

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Bunche Authors’ Series Presents Hiram Sims, Photoetry – 11/13/14

Bunche Authors’ Series Presents Hiram Sims, Photoetry – 11/13/14

UCLA Sr. Lecturer Paul Von Blum talks with professor and Urban Poets Society founder, Hiram Sims, about his collection of poetry and photography documenting life in Los Angeles.   To download the flyer, Click Here

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Bunche Authors’ Series Presents Michael Datcher, Americus

Bunche Authors’ Series Presents Michael Datcher, Americus

Don’t miss New York Times bestselling author, Michael Datcher, discussing his new book, Americus. To download, click here:  Datcher flyer

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Research Enhancement and Funding Opportunities

Research Enhancement and Funding Opportunities

The newly-named Research Enhancement Office within the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research is offering a number of opportunities for faculty. The Research Enhancement Series – this series features events designed to enhance grant-making skills and to facilitate access to funding for research and scholarly activities. The Fall 2014 Research Enhancement Series are listed below: (links are live; click […]

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One Week Left to Support the Hollywood Diversity Report! Have You Played Your Part?

One Week Left to Support the Hollywood Diversity Report!  Have You Played Your Part?

THE FINAL WEEK! Help us beat our goal of 10k in 31 days! You can help #ChangeTheNarrative Show Hollywood #DiversityMatters Support the Report!  CLICK HERE TO DONATE TODAY Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter For background information about the Bunche Center’s Race and Hollywood Project, Click Here. For previous posts about the Center’s Hollywood Advancement Project, Click Here. […]

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A Night of Afro-Brazilian Culture in Leimert Park

A Night of Afro-Brazilian Culture in Leimert Park

Celebration of Resiliency & Resistance within the African Diaspora: A Night of Afro-Brazilian Culture  Callie Rose Literary Arts Café and Inglewood Cultural Arts are hosting an evening in celebration of the Afro-Brazilian culture. The evening will feature a community screening of The Summer of Gods by Bay Area filmmaker Eliciana Nascimento. The Summer of Gods is a short film about […]

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