Founded in 1969, the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA was established with the mission to develop and strengthen African American Studies through five primary organizational branches: research, academic programs, library and media center, special projects, and publications.

Dr. Darnell Hunt PhD serves as Director of the Bunche Center, where he spearheads its many programs and initiatives.  In particular, Dr. Hunt has published and promoted an annual Hollywood Diversity Report, a probing analysis of the state of cultural inclusion within the globally impactful television, film, and new media industries.  The 2015 Hollywood Diversity Report is scheduled for release on February 25th.

The Bunche Center mission is aligned with the focus and sensibility of Trial By Jury: The Case of the N-Word, a docu-reality program that places the The N-Word at the center of civil litigation, including a trial, jury deliberation, and an open forum for audience feedback.  In fact, Dr. Hunt appears in the program as an expert witness.  The first exhibition of Trial By Jury: The Case of The N-Word will be held on Friday, February 20, 2015, at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center (4718 Washington Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90016).  The program begins at 8:00pm with a reception to follow.