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Black Los Angeles Research Publication

Black Los Angeles Research Publication

BLACK LOS ANGELES American Dreams and Racial Realities Edited by Darnell Hunt and Ana-Christina Ramon “A true masterwork of urban studies. Taken together, these wide-ranging, diverse, original essays significantly expand our understanding of the African-American experience in Los Angeles. With breathtaking scope and vision, Black Los Angeles is a brilliant example of cutting-edge scholarship and a powerful corrective to the […]

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Special Projects

Special Projects

  The Special Projects Unit is responsible for the development and implementation of cultural and informational programming that enriches the experiences of the UCLA and broader Los Angeles communities through a variety of outreach vehicles. A central component of Special Projects is an active symposium and lecture series focusing on topics of local, national, and international significance. Among the events […]

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Professor Kenny Burrell, KCET Special

Professor Kenny Burrell, KCET Special

  On Thursday, March 8, 2012 , KCET will air a 90-minute special on Bunche Center-affiliated faculty member Kenny Burrell, UCLA Professor and Director of Jazz Studies.  The special, “Kenny Burrell:  Jazz Master and Mentor,” highlights Burrell’s outstanding career as a professional musician as well as his teaching and ongoing dedication to promoting jazz as a legitimate musical art form.  The […]

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TODAY!!! 2012 Thurgood Marshall Lecture

TODAY!!!  2012 Thurgood Marshall Lecture

Please join us on April 4, 2012 for the 23rd Thurgood Marshall Lecture, 5:30 pm Covel Commons, UCLA.  This year we honor Clayborne Carson, Professor of History and Director of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University.  For more information on this year’s event and past lectures, please click HERE and HERE.  Click HERE for the UCLA […]

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Whitney Houston (1963 – 2012)

Whitney Houston (1963 – 2012)

Whitney Houston Dead at 48

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Black History Month 2012

Black History Month 2012

  Historian Carter G. Woodson initiated Black History Week in 1926.  In 1976, during our nation’s bicentennial, the annual celebration was expanded to a month.  A recent article in the Los Angeles Times explores a simmering controversy over the merits of Black History Month.  Some argue that relegating the celebration to just one month out of the year diminishes the […]

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