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Pam Tapscott-Lassiter steps down as president

The Ohio State University Black Alumni Society (OSUBAS) announces the resignation of its president, Pam Tapscott-Lassiter.  The Society celebrates Pam for her commitment and great leadership.  During her tenure, Pam has been committed to ensuring that the foundation of the society has been strengthened, as she has successfully ensured that we have been recognized over…

Visit to Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

Written by Andrea Rouse, OSUBAS Board Member   February 14, 2018 marked the 200th birthday of the former slave and renowned abolitionist Frederick Douglass. The Frederick Douglass National Historic Site in Washington, DC planned a two-day program full of house tours, special lectures, musical performances, dramatic performances and hands-on children activities to commemorate the occasion.   Local DC area…

Ohio State economist: Black politicians matter

By: Matt Dorsey The Lantern The skin color of political officials might have a significant impact on what policies are implemented in the area they serve, a study by an Ohio State economist suggests. The study titled “Do Black Politicians Matter?” was authored by professor and chair of the Department of Economics, Trevon Logan. It…

Atlanta Buckeyes Visit the Center for Civil & Human Rights

Written by Sierra Martin, OSUBAS Alumni/Volunteer   This past weekend I had the pleasure of representing the Ohio State Black Alumni Society here in Atlanta, Georgia. The Alumni Association put on a wonderful event at the Center of Civil and Human Rights. This event allowed participants to hear from the Department of Social Change, take…

MLK Day: King Arts Complex Visit

Written by Alex Jackson, OSUBAS Student Representative In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, The Ohio State Black Alumni Society spent the day at the Kings Art Complex. The center had a full day of amazing programs and performances for the Columbus community in honor of Dr. King. The Black Alumni Society was able…

First black astronaut honored on 50th anniversary of death

Posted Dec. 8, 2017 on Ocala.com CAPE CANAVERAL — America’s first black astronaut, Air Force Maj. Robert Lawrence Jr., finally got full honors Friday on the 50th anniversary of his death. Several hundred people gathered at Kennedy Space Center to commemorate Lawrence, who almost certainly would have gone on to fly in space had he…

“World Kindness Day” – Pack meals for families in need

Written by:  Shay Spain-Austin, OSUBAS Student Rep Kindness is a behavior that is marked as a pleasant disposition and a concern for others. On Monday, Nov. 13, the OSU Black Alumni Society (OSUBAS) along with Athletics, Student Life, Alumni Association and other societies gave back and paid forward on World Kindness Day.  More than 600…

Malcolm Jenkins: Buckeye, NFL player, community leader

When Malcolm Jenkins’ helmet and pads come off, he uses a simple tactic to advocate for community policing and criminal justice reform: starting a conversation. Whether he’s visiting U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan or engaged in a panel discussion with Ohio State students, the Philadelphia Eagles safety and former Buckeye hopes that leveraging the power…

OSUBAS Hosts Kings Art Tour and Reception

Written by Alex Jackson, OSUBAS Student Rep On Nov. 2, the Black Alumni Society hosted current Ohio State students as well as Ohio State alumni at the Kings Art Complex for a tour of the facility and a reception. This event featured art from Ohio State’s own Frank W Hale Jr. Black Cultural Center in…