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
2012-2013 The academic year 2011-12 marked 42 years of university and community service for the Bunche Center. The year featured a provocative array of research and programmatic initiatives, including the Center’s Race and Hollywood Project ─ which aims to produce the definitive, on-going study of barriers to and best practices for diversifying the Hollywood entertainment [...]
June 18, 2013 – Marcus Books, oldest Black bookstore in the country, on the brink of closure. Click Here. Check out the list of 50 books that every African American should read: http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/22799.50_Books_That_Every_African_American_Should_Read_Huffington_Post_List_
Wake Forest University Free MBA program – Still accepting applications for Summer 2013! Wake Forest University offers minority students opportunity to attend its MBA program for FREE! The Master of Art in Management program is designed specifically for liberal arts majors only. The MA degree program is a 10 month intense study of the basic functional [...]
June 11, 2013 – Los Angeles Times article addresses controversy over new Marc Cherry Show, Devious Maids, based on a Spanish-language soap opera. Click HERE. For background information on the Race and Hollywood Project, Click HERE.
Summer Humanities Institute Funded through generous grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Office of the University of California, starting this month, the UCLA Bunche Center for African American Studies will host its thirteenth Summer Humanities Institute (SHI) from Sunday, June 23 to Saturday, August 17, 2013. SHI caters to high-achieving students from [...]
Afro-American Studies Graduation The Afro-American Studies Graduation Ceremony will be held Saturday, June 15th, 2013, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Fowler Museum – Lenart Auditorium. Unlike the Friday university commencement, graduates at the Afro-Am ceremony will be individually recognized with their names called. Refreshments will follow the ceremony. Please note – [...]
UPDATE June 10, 2013 – Tyler Perry on why Hollywood lacks roles for Black actresses. Click Here. June 6, 2013 — Huffington Post reports that a recent Cheerios commercial with a bi-racial family has sparked vitriolic comments on YouTube. General Mills, the parent company of Cheerios, stands by effort to present “…an American family,” by casting actors who [...]