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2017 Hollywood Diversity Report Release Event

2017 Hollywood Diversity Report Release Event

Don’t miss out on the 2017 Hollywood Diversity Report Release Event on Thurs., Feb. 23., at noon in the Black Forum (Haines Hall 153). Dr. Darnell Hunt, Bunche Center Director and lead author of the report, will discuss the latest findings with co-authors Dr. Ana-Christina Ramon, Bunche Center Assistant Director, Dr. Vanessa Diaz, Visiting Scholar, and Michael Tran & Amberia Sargent, […]

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With success of ‘Hidden Figures,’ ‘Fences,’ here’s a look at African-American representation in film

With success of ‘Hidden Figures,’ ‘Fences,’ here’s a look at African-American representation in film

Read the Deseret News interview with Darnell Hunt, Bunche Center Director and Professor of Sociology and African American Studies at UCLA. As a teenager, Darnell Hunt enjoyed making films and dedicated much of his time to this hobby. When he applied to college, he considered the option of majoring in film and turning his hobby into a career. When he got […]

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IAC Fellowships & Research Grants at the Bunche Center

IAC Fellowships & Research Grants at the Bunche Center

  Updated 1/3/2017 The Institute of American Cultures (IAC) Fellowships & Research Grants The IAC has made funds available annually through its visiting scholar and fellowship programs and its research grants. These awards have resulted in the publication of hundreds of books, monographs, and articles as well as the completion of many dissertations, master’s theses, and MFA film projects.  They […]

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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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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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The 2016 Hollywood Diversity Report: Busine$$ as Usual? DOWNLOAD HERE.

The 2016 Hollywood Diversity Report: Busine$$ as Usual? DOWNLOAD HERE.

NOW AVAILABLE! 2016 HOLLYWOOD DIVERSITY REPORT: BUSINE$$ AS USUAL? The Bunche Center released its third annual Hollywood Diversity Report examining diversity and the bottom line in the entertainment industry. To DOWNLOAD the “2016 Hollywood Diversity Report:  Busine$$ as Usual,” CLICK HERE. To read the UCLA Newsroom story, Click Here. For background information about the Bunche Center’s Race and Hollywood Project, Click Here. […]

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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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Hollywood Reps Talk the Browning of the Big and Small Screen

Hollywood Reps Talk the Browning of the Big and Small Screen

July 21, 2016 – In two new webisodes by #FastForward, EBONY.com and the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) talk with influential entertainment stakeholders about Hollywood’s diversity crisis. To read the article and view the webisodes, Click Here. As part of the Bunche Center’s Race and Hollywood Project, the Center is collaborating with Hollywood industry players to produce the Hollywood Diversity […]

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April 20th Deadline for IAC Research Grants in Ethnic Studies

April 20th Deadline for IAC Research Grants in Ethnic Studies

IAC RESEARCH GRANTS IN ETHNIC STUDIES April 20th Deadline The Institute of American Cultures invites applications for support of research on African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans, and Chicanas/os for 2016-2017. The Institute also invites proposals on interethnic relations that will increase collaboration between the Centers and/or between the Centers and other campus units. The Research Grant Program is on […]

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