the Outdoor Channel and Sportsman Channel's 16th annual Outdoor Sportsman Awards at The Venetian Las Vegas during the 2016 National Shooting Sports Foundation's Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show on January 21, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The SHOT Show, the world's largest annual trade show for shooting, hunting and law enforcement professionals, runs through January 23 and features 1,600 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to more than 62,000 attendees.

Bunche Center Post Doc Op-Ed: Media Soft on Trump

November 29, 2016 — Vanessa Diaz, a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at the Bunche Center, published an op-ed piece in the International Business Times yesterday documenting some of the ways in which People has given Trump a pass on sexual assault allegations since the election.  You can read the piece HERE.

UCLA Institute of American Cultures Fall Forum and Reception – Thursday, December 1

UCLA Institute of American Cultures Fall Forum and Reception – Thursday, December 1

Institute of American Cultures Fall Forum and Reception In honor of the 2016-2017 IAC Visiting Scholars, Graduate & Predoctoral Fellows, and Research Grant Awardees December 1, 2016 UCLA Faculty Center, California Room Reception — 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Program — 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm CONVERSATIONS WITH THE INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN CULTURES VISITING SCHOLARS Reception Featuring the UCLA Fabulous […]

TRUMP TRUMPS POLLS

TRUMP TRUMPS POLLS

November 9, 2016 — In a late-night stunner, Donald Trump defies the polls and wins the 2016 presidential election.  Despite losing the popular vote to challenger Hillary Clinton, Trump wins in key battleground states in order to eek out a win in the Electoral College.  Republicans hold onto the Senate and House of Representatives, making it likely that Republicans will control […]

Current Newsletter

Current Newsletter

 Check out the current issue of the Bunche Center News! DOWNLOAD – Bunche-Center-Newsletter-Fall2016      

Why Isn’t ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ on Netflix?

Why Isn’t ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ on Netflix?

Photo Credit: The Ringer October 26, 2016 — The Ringer’s Victor Luckerson writes that classic black TV shows haven’t made the jump to streaming platforms and he thinks their window of opportunity may be closing.  He interviews Bunche Center Director Darnell Hunt for the story.  To read more, CLICK HERE.  To learn more about the Race and Hollywood Project and read […]


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

Why Isn’t ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ on Netflix?

Why Isn’t ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ on Netflix?

Photo Credit: The Ringer October 26, 2016 — The Ringer’s Victor Luckerson writes that classic black TV shows haven’t made the jump to streaming platforms and he thinks their window of opportunity may be closing.  He interviews Bunche Center Director Darnell Hunt for the story.  To read more, CLICK HERE.  To learn more about the Race and Hollywood Project and read […]

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Diversity Issues

Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action

Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action

June 23, 2016 -Today, the Supreme Court ruled in the case of Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, upholding the University of Texas’ affirmative action program, and determining that using race as a factor in the admissions process to achieve greater diversity is constitutional. The ruling also finds that affirmative action is necessary and appropriate for creating diversity and sets reasonable standards […]

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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

2016-2017 In 1968, UCLA students championed a proposal to create a Center for Afro-American History and Culture on the largely white, Westwood campus.  “From the very beginning of American history,” the proposal began, “Afro-Americans have formed an economically, socially, and culturally significant part of America.  Despite the obvious importance of Afro-Americans,” the proposal continued, “neither the public at large nor […]

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Bunche Center Post Doc Op-Ed: Media Soft on Trump

the Outdoor Channel and Sportsman Channel's 16th annual Outdoor Sportsman Awards at The Venetian Las Vegas during the 2016 National Shooting Sports Foundation's Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show on January 21, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The SHOT Show, the world's largest annual trade show for shooting, hunting and law enforcement professionals, runs through January 23 and features 1,600 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to more than 62,000 attendees.

November 29, 2016 — Vanessa Diaz, a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at the Bunche Center, published an op-ed piece in the International Business Times yesterday documenting some of the ways in which People has given Trump a pass on sexual assault allegations since the election.  You can read the piece HERE.

read more

UCLA Institute of American Cultures Fall Forum and Reception – Thursday, December 1

UCLA Institute of American Cultures Fall Forum and Reception – Thursday, December 1

Institute of American Cultures Fall Forum and Reception In honor of the 2016-2017 IAC Visiting Scholars, Graduate & Predoctoral Fellows, and Research Grant Awardees December 1, 2016 UCLA Faculty Center, California Room Reception — 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Program — 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm CONVERSATIONS WITH THE INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN CULTURES VISITING SCHOLARS Reception Featuring the UCLA Fabulous […]

read more

TRUMP TRUMPS POLLS

TRUMP TRUMPS POLLS

November 9, 2016 — In a late-night stunner, Donald Trump defies the polls and wins the 2016 presidential election.  Despite losing the popular vote to challenger Hillary Clinton, Trump wins in key battleground states in order to eek out a win in the Electoral College.  Republicans hold onto the Senate and House of Representatives, making it likely that Republicans will control […]

read more

Current Newsletter

Current Newsletter

 Check out the current issue of the Bunche Center News! DOWNLOAD – Bunche-Center-Newsletter-Fall2016      

read more

Why Isn’t ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ on Netflix?

Why Isn’t ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ on Netflix?

Photo Credit: The Ringer October 26, 2016 — The Ringer’s Victor Luckerson writes that classic black TV shows haven’t made the jump to streaming platforms and he thinks their window of opportunity may be closing.  He interviews Bunche Center Director Darnell Hunt for the story.  To read more, CLICK HERE.  To learn more about the Race and Hollywood Project and read […]

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Bunche Center Welcomes Ford Foundation Postdoc Fellow, Dr. Vanessa Díaz

Bunche Center Welcomes Ford Foundation Postdoc Fellow, Dr. Vanessa Díaz

For 2016-17, Dr. Vanessa Díaz will be in residence at the Bunche Center as a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow.  Please read her biography below. Dr. Vanessa Díaz is an interdisciplinary ethnographer, filmmaker, and journalist. In 2015, she earned a PhD in Anthropology at the University of Michigan. Díaz is currently adapting her dissertation into a book manuscript tentatively titled Manufacturing Celebrity: […]

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Ethnic Studies Centers Host Race and Elections Panel on 10/27

Ethnic Studies Centers Host Race and Elections Panel on 10/27

** SAVE THE DATE ** UCLA’s four Ethnic Studies research centers and the Institute of American Cultures invite you to the panel discussion Beyond the Elections: Political Impacts on Communities of Color on Thursday, October 27th RSVP at http://UCLARaceandElectionsPanel.eventbrite.com  

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UCLA Features Bunche Center Director as One of Its Optimists

UCLA Features Bunche Center Director as One of Its Optimists

  September 26, 2016 – Bunche Center Director, Dr. Darnell Hunt, is featured in UCLA’s Optimists campaign highlighting the Bunche Center’s annual Hollywood Diversity Report.  To read more, CLICK HERE.  To read the latest report, CLICK HERE.

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HuffPost: What Do Barack Obama and Snapple Iced Tea Have in Common?

HuffPost: What Do Barack Obama and Snapple Iced Tea Have in Common?

          September 21, 2016 – CLICK HERE to read UCLA Dean and Vice Provost Patricia Turner’s insightful essay on the birther movement and urban legends in the Huffington Post.

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