According to the Los Angeles Times article, “In a sign of Hollywood’s new world order, the Academy turns to TV talent to diversify,” the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences invited an unprecedented 774 new members to join the Academy in an effort to diversify its mainly white and male constituents. Many of the invitees are […]
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Dominique Heaggan-Brown, the former Milwaukee police officer who fatally shot Sylville Smith, a 23-year-old black man, was acquitted of first-degree reckless homicide charges on June 21, 2017. Two men, including Smith, were pulled over for suspicious activity in a rental car on August 13, 2016. They fled on foot, and Smith, who had an allegedly […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
‘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 […]
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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 […]
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