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. […]

Did You Know…

Did You Know…

Read the stats.  Help us #ChangetheNarrative.  Show Hollywood that #DiversityMatters! http://bit.ly/BuncheHDR

Densmore and Adderley Scholarships NOW AVAILABLE

Densmore and Adderley Scholarships NOW AVAILABLE

Bunche Center Scholarship Opportunities Densmore and Adderley Scholarships 2014 – 2015 JOHN DENSMORE SCHOLARSHIP FUND In the academic year 1991-92, John Densmore, former drummer for the legendary rock band, The Doors, established an endowment to support UCLA undergraduates who major or minor in Afro-American Studies. Award:  $5000 credit towards UCLA 2014-15 academic year educational expenses Submission Deadline:  Friday, November 21, […]

Institute of American Cultures Fall Forum & Reception 11/18/14

Institute of American Cultures Fall Forum & Reception 11/18/14

INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN CULTURES Fall Forum and Reception In honor of the 2014-2015 IAC Visiting Researchers and Scholars, Graduate & Predoctoral Fellows, and Research Grant Awardees Tuesday, November 18, 2014 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm UCLA Faculty Center, California Room IAC Fall Forum RSVP CONVERSATIONS WITH THE INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN CULTURES VISITING RESEARCHERS AND SCHOLARS T. Christopher Aplin, Ph.D. IAC […]

Bunche Center Authors’ Series Features Megan Ming Francis 10/29/14

Bunche Center Authors’ Series Features Megan Ming Francis 10/29/14

Bunche Center Authors’ Series Presents  Megan Ming Francis Discussing her book Civil Rights and the Making of the Modern American State Wednesday, October 29, 2014  Library and Media Center – Haines Hall 135 12 Noon – 1:00 PM Megan Ming Francis is the author of Civil Rights and the Making of the Modern American State (Cambridge University Press, 2014). Francis’s work sits […]


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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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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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. […]

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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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Did You Know…

Did You Know…

Read the stats.  Help us #ChangetheNarrative.  Show Hollywood that #DiversityMatters! http://bit.ly/BuncheHDR

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Nine Days Left to Support the Report!

Nine Days Left to Support the Report!

Did You Know Diversity Makes More Money? Films with relatively diverse casts do better at the box office than ones without?  TV shows with ethnically diverse casts get larger audiences than shows with less diversity? Please consider a gift in support of our crowdfunding project Help us #ChangeTheNarrative in Hollywood! #DiversityMatters CLICK HERE TO DONATE TODAY   Spread the Word […]

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Densmore and Adderley Scholarships NOW AVAILABLE

Densmore and Adderley Scholarships NOW AVAILABLE

Bunche Center Scholarship Opportunities Densmore and Adderley Scholarships 2014 – 2015 JOHN DENSMORE SCHOLARSHIP FUND In the academic year 1991-92, John Densmore, former drummer for the legendary rock band, The Doors, established an endowment to support UCLA undergraduates who major or minor in Afro-American Studies. Award:  $5000 credit towards UCLA 2014-15 academic year educational expenses Submission Deadline:  Friday, November 21, […]

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