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A Presentation and Exchange on the New Communism Developed by Bob Avakian

A Presentation and Exchange on the New Communism Developed by Bob Avakian

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Bunche Center Supporter John Densmore on Occupational Hazards of Music

Bunche Center Supporter John Densmore on Occupational Hazards of Music

John Densmore, founding drummer of the rock group The Doors and longtime Bunche Center supporter, is featured in a recent documentary on the life and career of the legendary jazz saxophonist John Coltrane.  In a May 25, 2017 Los Angeles Times column he talks about the occupational hazards associated with being a life-long dedicated musician.  You can read the full text HERE.

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Interview with Courtney S. Thomas, Assistant Professor, Department of Community Health Sciences and Bunche Center Faculty Associate

Interview with Courtney S. Thomas, Assistant Professor, Department of Community Health Sciences and Bunche Center Faculty Associate

The overall goal of my research is to identify the social, psychological, and biological factors that shape health risk and resilience among African Americans across the life course. I focus primarily on understanding the ways that stress and coping contribute to disparities in both mental and physical health outcomes, and using this knowledge to improve health and well-being among this […]

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Conversations, Readings Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o Thursday, May 25, 2017 7:30 PM at Billy Wilder Theater

Conversations, Readings Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o Thursday, May 25, 2017 7:30 PM at Billy Wilder Theater

Copresented with the UCLA African Studies Center One of the world’s leading writers and scholars, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o has been a force in bringing Africa to the forefront of contemporary literature and postcolonial theory through his novels, essays, plays, journalism, and social activism. His new memoir, Birth of a Dream Weaver: A Writer’s Awakening, chronicles the period in early-1960s East […]

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Film Screening & Discussion of BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez

Film Screening & Discussion of BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez

Don’t miss out on this Wednesday’s (May 17) film screening of BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez at 4:30 PM in the UCLA California NanoSystems Institute Auditorium. A discussion with Sonia Sanchez, reception and book signing to follow. To RSVP, click here.

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Dr. Scot Brown, Professor of African American Studies at UCLA, interview on Funk Chronicles

Dr. Scot Brown, Professor of African American Studies at UCLA, interview on Funk Chronicles

Click here to watch the recent televised interview of Dr. Scot Brown, Professor of African American Studies at UCLA, with host Rhine McLin, the former mayor of Dayton, OH. Dr. Brown covers the subject of the sociology of funk music, African American community and Dayton, OH.

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Could the LA Riots happen again?

Could the LA Riots happen again?

Listener Johnny Moreno asked us this question via SoCal. So Curious. It’s a complicated one to answer because there were many factors that led up to the unrest, and it was more than just the verdict in the Rodney King case. Racial tension had been building up in the area, for example. Unemployment was rampant on the streets, too. Plus, there […]

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Interview with Ford Foundation Postdoc Fellow, Dr. Vanessa Díaz

Interview with Ford Foundation Postdoc Fellow, Dr. Vanessa Díaz

The Bunche Center interviewed Dr. Vanessa Díaz, an interdisciplinary ethnographer, filmmaker, and journalist, to discuss her research on celebrity media and her dissertation-based book manuscript, Manufacturing Celebrity: How Women Reporters and Latino Paparazzi Build the Hollywood Industrial Complex.

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May 2017 Bunche Center Newsletter now available!

May 2017 Bunche Center Newsletter now available!

The Bunche Center newsletter for May 2017 is now available! Stay up to date with the latest Center news and announcements. Click on the image below!  TO DOWNLOAD the newsletter, click here. 

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Scholars Still Sorting Through Aftermath of L.A. Uprising

Scholars Still Sorting Through Aftermath of L.A. Uprising

by Lydia Lum (Diverse Issues in Higher Education) With his camcorder in tow, Dr. Darnell Hunt began exploring Los Angeles soon after mass unrest began on . The uprisings by frustrated Angelenos followed the acquittals earlier that day in the trial of four L.A. police officers on charges of use of excessive force in the arrest and beating of unarmed, […]

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