Issue Date: 
October 8, 2007

Newly inducted Black Action Society (BAS) President Sheila Isong (left) and guest speaker Ilyasah Shabazz, daughter of Civil Rights leader Malcolm X, pose for a picture after the annual BAS Indaba ceremony Sept. 16. During the ceremony, Shabazz delivered the keynote address and the 2007-08 BAS Steering Committee members were sworn in. After the ceremony, Shabazz signed copies of her book, Growing Up X (Ballantine Publishers, 2002). BAS hosted a joint cookout the following day with the Pitt student organization FOCUS, Facilitating Opportunities and Climate for Underrepresented Students, to introduce to incoming freshmen programs that were geared toward African American students.