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Bill Cosby’s relationship with African Americans is anything but black and white

Bill Cosby’s relationship with African Americans is anything but black and white

In a Los Angeles Times article, “Bill Cosby’s relationship with African Americans is anything but black and white,” Bunche Center Director, Darnell Hunt, said, “There has always been this ambivalence with blacks when it comes to Bill Cosby. On one hand, he’s the Sidney Poitier of TV. He’s definitely been a major contributor — his philanthropy alone has been very […]

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Dr. Kelly Lytle Hernandez To Serve as Interim Director, UCLA Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies

Dr. Kelly Lytle Hernandez To Serve as Interim Director, UCLA Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies

Dear Colleagues, I am pleased to announce that Dr. Kelly Lytle Hernandez, Professor of History and African American Studies, will be the Interim Director for the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies, effective July 1, 2017. Professor Lytle Hernandez is one of the nation’s leading historians of race, policing, and incarceration in the United States. Her award-winning book, MIGRA! […]

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Darnell Hunt Appointed Dean of Social Sciences in the UCLA College

Darnell Hunt Appointed Dean of Social Sciences in the UCLA College

Dr. Darnell Hunt, Director of the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies and Chair of Sociology at UCLA, has been selected as the new dean of social sciences in the UCLA College, effective July 1. Hunt, a renowned scholar of race, media and culture, has written publications such as “Screening the Los Angeles ‘Riots’: Race, Seeing, and Resistance” and “Black […]

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How much more evidence does Hollywood need before it trusts its biggest projects to talented women?

How much more evidence does Hollywood need before it trusts its biggest projects to talented women?

‘Wonder Woman’ had the best domestic opening ($103 million its debut weekend in the US) by a female director, Patty Jenkins, and featured a female lead character played by Israeli actress, Gal Gadot. The film drew almost as many men as women into the movie theaters. According to the 2017 Hollywood Diversity Report, authored by Bunche Center Director’s Dr. Darnell Hunt, Ana Christina-Ramón, […]

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June 2017 – Bunche Center Newsletter

June 2017 – Bunche Center Newsletter

The June 2017 Bunche Center newsletter 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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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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