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Bunche Director Candidate, Erica Edwards

Bunche Director Candidate, Erica Edwards

Please join us on Friday, April 21, 2017 at 1 PM in 193 Humanities (Faculty Commons) to hear Bunche Director Candidate, Erica Edwards (University of California, Riverside) speak about “‘How Very American’: African American Literature and the Long War on Terror,” and on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at 1 PM in 153 Haines Hall, for a Bunche Center Vision Talk for the position of […]

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THIS MON.&TUES. – A Decade of Research on What Adolescents Learn About Race Online and The Bunche Center as a Transdisciplinary Research Community for the Study of Black Lives

THIS MON.&TUES. – A Decade of Research on What Adolescents Learn About Race Online and The Bunche Center as a Transdisciplinary Research Community for the Study of Black Lives

Please join us on Monday, April 10, at noon in 3340 Moore Hall to hear Brendesha Tynes (University of Southern California) speak about “A Decade of Research on What Adolescents Learn About Race Online” and on Tuesday, April 11, at 11:30 AM in 153 Haines Hall, for a Bunche Center Vision Talk for the position of director with a reception to […]

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Condolence Message: Passing of Professor Mark Q. Sawyer

Condolence Message: Passing of Professor Mark Q. Sawyer

Professor Mark Q. Sawyer, a Bunche Center affiliated faculty member, passed on Sunday, March 26, 2017.  His contributions to our intellectual community at UCLA are substantial, and his presence will be greatly missed.  Click HERE to read the UCLA Newsroom story, which provides a glimpse of the tremendous impact he has had over the years.  The acknowledgment from his home […]

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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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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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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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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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RSVP for the 2016 Black Convocation at UCLA on October 4th

RSVP for the 2016 Black Convocation at UCLA on October 4th

To RSVP, CLICK HERE The Black Convocation is an annual event that welcomes new and returning students to the UCLA campus and makes them aware of the different organizations, departments, and resources available to serve them.  It is an evening full of Bruin pride, providing encouragement, anecdotes about the past, and a glimpse of the future from UCLA faculty, staff, […]

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“Our heroes don’t look like Matt Damon” Wu on Hero-bias and Whitewashing in Movies

“Our heroes don’t look like Matt Damon” Wu on Hero-bias and Whitewashing in Movies

  August 2, 2016 – Taiwanese-American actress, Constance Wu, star of “Fresh Off the Boat,” discusses hero-bias and the problem with having Matt Damon as the face of the upcoming film, The Great Wall. To read the full article, Click Here. As part of the Bunche Center’s Race and Hollywood Project, the Center is collaborating with Hollywood industry players to produce […]

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