Chess.com - Play. Learn. Share. Online chess community where you can play chess, learn strategies and tactics, read chess news, see book reviews, find rules & tips, get free downloads, and more! https://www.chess.com/ 2007 Chess.com Against All Odds: Education, Race & Chess RZA playing International Master the late EmoryTate, Jr. Photo: Eric Arnold Against All Odds: Education, Race, and Chess by Adisa Banjoko and Arash Daneshzadeh | Teaching students, "The World Is Yours" A few years ago, I was asked to speak at a...https://www.chess.com/blog/HipHopChess/against-all-odds-education-race-amp-chessWed, 13 Jan 2016 10:25:20 -0800https://www.chess.com/blog/HipHopChess/against-all-odds-education-race-amp-chessBe Inspired: New Video by HHCF Founder2016 is starting strong for the Hip-Hop Chess Federation. Their Founder started a new video series produced by YouTube Remix King Mike Relm (known for his Star Wars, Iron Man and Avengers video remixes). Mike Relm and Adisa Banjoko have a series o...https://www.chess.com/blog/HipHopChess/be-inspired-new-video-by-hhcf-founderThu, 07 Jan 2016 10:01:07 -0800https://www.chess.com/blog/HipHopChess/be-inspired-new-video-by-hhcf-founderHHCF Year in Review: PLUS A New Book from Adisa The Bishop2015 was a great year for HHCF. We had a lot of ups and downs, and some rocky seas here and there. But in the end, we have grown in many ways. This year HHCF Chess and Life Strategies methodologies were taught to more than 1000 kids. 50% were Lati...https://www.chess.com/blog/HipHopChess/hhcf-year-in-review-plus-a-new-book-from-adisa-the-bishopTue, 29 Dec 2015 10:28:15 -0800https://www.chess.com/blog/HipHopChess/hhcf-year-in-review-plus-a-new-book-from-adisa-the-bishopPlease Donate to HHCF Chess & Jiu-Jitsu InitiativeAs the year comes to a close please consider giving to the HHCF, the worlds first 501c3 to fuse music, and chess. We appreciate any help we can get. Right now we are rapidly expanding in urban areas of the SF Bay Area and St. Louis. Our goal is to...https://www.chess.com/blog/HipHopChess/please-donate-to-hhcf-chess-amp-jiu-jitsu-initiativeMon, 14 Dec 2015 13:04:20 -0800https://www.chess.com/blog/HipHopChess/please-donate-to-hhcf-chess-amp-jiu-jitsu-initiativeHHCF Founder Pens Article for St. Louis American   Of all the things chess can give a child, the most beautiful thing is a smile. That smile usually reflects the joy of a young person realizing their inner wisdom. By helping them identify their intelligence, without trying to guide it, my o...https://www.chess.com/blog/HipHopChess/hhcf-founder-pens-article-for-st-louis-americanFri, 27 Nov 2015 17:59:31 -0800https://www.chess.com/blog/HipHopChess/hhcf-founder-pens-article-for-st-louis-americanHHCF Releases Trap King T-Shirt for Black FridayBlack Friday is here and HHCF has just what you need!! HHCF Trap King t shirts are in high demand because they are super rare. (We have not made shirts in a few years). The Trap King shirt is made to inspire those who are never satisfied with draw...https://www.chess.com/blog/HipHopChess/hhcf-releases-trap-king-t-shirt-for-black-fridayFri, 27 Nov 2015 17:36:40 -0800https://www.chess.com/blog/HipHopChess/hhcf-releases-trap-king-t-shirt-for-black-fridayRZA Donates to HHCF to Benefit St. Louis YouthFor Immediate Release Contact: Meek Gaborski 888-588-4418   RZA Donates to Hip-Hop Chess Federation to Benefit the Youth of St. Louis HHCF Board Member RZA Helps Launch Chess Initiative for Juvenile Hall Students in St. Louis   Nov. 1st 2...https://www.chess.com/blog/HipHopChess/rza-donates-to-hhcf-to-benefit-st-louis-youthSun, 01 Nov 2015 12:29:29 -0800https://www.chess.com/blog/HipHopChess/rza-donates-to-hhcf-to-benefit-st-louis-youthNew Footage Emerges from Oberlin Chess Lecture on Bobby Fischer, Bruce Lee & BambaataaEarlier this year I gave a talk at Oberlin College in the science dept. It was the first time I spoke about the history and impact of the fusion of Hip-Hop and chess. Only a small portion of it was covered in my work at the World Chess Hall of Fam...https://www.chess.com/blog/HipHopChess/new-footage-emerges-from-oberlin-chess-lecture-on-bobby-fischer-bruce-lee-amp-bambaataaSun, 18 Oct 2015 09:13:29 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/HipHopChess/new-footage-emerges-from-oberlin-chess-lecture-on-bobby-fischer-bruce-lee-amp-bambaataaHelp Hip-Hop Chess Give Kids and Edge in Class and the Streets American teens fall into drugs, pregnancy and violence after school when they are not involved in activities that cultivate their minds and bodies. Youth violence is the thirs leading cause of death for people between the ages of 15-24.  We h...https://www.chess.com/blog/HipHopChess/help-hip-hop-chess-give-kids-and-edge-in-class-and-the-streetsFri, 09 Oct 2015 10:28:35 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/HipHopChess/help-hip-hop-chess-give-kids-and-edge-in-class-and-the-streetsLecture on Bobby, Bruce and Bambaataa at HHCF HQ w/ Special Guest Ryron Gracie  Hip-Hop, MMA and Chess Unite at Bobby, Bruce and Bambaataa Lecture Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Master Ryron Gracie at HHCF HQ for Q&A on How Martial Arts Promote Peace in Our Community   San Jose, CA, 8/26/15-  The Hip-Hop Chess Federation (HHCF...https://www.chess.com/blog/HipHopChess/lecture-on-bobby-bruce-and-bambaataa-at-hhcf-hq-w-special-guest-ryron-gracieTue, 25 Aug 2015 23:18:56 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/HipHopChess/lecture-on-bobby-bruce-and-bambaataa-at-hhcf-hq-w-special-guest-ryron-gracieHHCF Grand Opening Aug 15th! Dr. Bettina Love (Nas Fellow) to Speak on Education!FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PR Contact: (323) 335-4497 memg@hiphopchessfederation.org Hip-Hop Chess Federation Announces New Education Center Grand Opening Harvard University's Nas Fellow to Speak at HHCF on Hip-Hop and Education San Jose, CA,...https://www.chess.com/blog/HipHopChess/hhcf-grand-opening-aug-15th-dr-bettina-love-nas-fellow-to-speak-on-educationTue, 11 Aug 2015 10:38:45 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/HipHopChess/hhcf-grand-opening-aug-15th-dr-bettina-love-nas-fellow-to-speak-on-educationHHCF Auctioning Lost Boards signed by Waitzkin, RZA, GZA and RakaaFor Immediate Release: PR Contact: Meek Gaborski (657) 229-2787 memg@hiphopchessfederation.org Hip-Hop Chess Federation Auctions Lost Autographed Chessboards by Wu-Tang Clan Arts and Education Non-profit Raising Money for New Community Cent...https://www.chess.com/blog/HipHopChess/hhcf-auctioning-lost-boards-signed-by-waitzkin-rza-gza-and-rakaaSun, 02 Aug 2015 18:43:36 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/HipHopChess/hhcf-auctioning-lost-boards-signed-by-waitzkin-rza-gza-and-rakaaHHCF Hosts Speed Chess Tournament At Mighty 4 on June 27th in Union City, CA!Come out to Mighty 4 Hip-Hop event in Union City, CA !! There will be top dancers from around the world performing and attending. For more information LISTEN to the Bishop Chronicles where Adisa Banjoko interviews Mighty 4 Founder Paulskeee  htt...https://www.chess.com/blog/HipHopChess/hhcf-hosts-speed-chess-tournament-at-mighty-4-on-june-27th-in-union-city-caFri, 12 Jun 2015 18:15:01 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/HipHopChess/hhcf-hosts-speed-chess-tournament-at-mighty-4-on-june-27th-in-union-city-caThe Chinese Connection: Chess Hip-Hop and Martial Arts Pt. 1The Chinese Connection: Chess, Hip-Hop and Martial Arts Pt. 1 By: Adisa Banjoko   The HHCF's fusion of Hip-Hop, chess and martial arts has always been about the blending of art, science and subcultures. A lot of people laughed at us in the be...https://www.chess.com/blog/HipHopChess/the-chinese-connection-chess-hip-hop-and-martial-arts-pt-1Tue, 02 Jun 2015 18:12:50 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/HipHopChess/the-chinese-connection-chess-hip-hop-and-martial-arts-pt-1HHCF Awarded Grant for Summer Chess Program for At-Risk TeensFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PR Contact: Meek Gaborski contact@hiphopchessfederation.org   City of San Jose Awards Hip-Hop Chess Federation Grant for Chess and Life Strategies Summer Camp HHCF Opens FREE Summer Camp to Keep Kids Focused on School a...https://www.chess.com/blog/HipHopChess/hhcf-awarded-grant-for-summer-chess-program-for-at-risk-teensThu, 14 May 2015 18:48:27 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/HipHopChess/hhcf-awarded-grant-for-summer-chess-program-for-at-risk-teensVIDEO: Oberlin College Lecture on Chess and Hip-HopVideo of HHCF Sounder Adisa Banjoko speaking at Oberlin College on the history of Hip-Hop, chess, martial arts and nonviolence. Oberlin College Lecture 1 vid (I speak at 1:44) v=pmzafCgVvYo Oberlin College Lecture 2 vid: v=dvA9TeQpYxc https://www.chess.com/blog/HipHopChess/video-oberlin-college-lecture-on-chess-and-hip-hopSat, 09 May 2015 08:50:58 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/HipHopChess/video-oberlin-college-lecture-on-chess-and-hip-hopTupac, Prison and Chess" If they had lived in another kind of society, their exceptional mathematical talents might have been better used. But they were Black." - Malcolm X Malcolm X was mentored by many people as he learned to hustle on the streets of Boston and New Y...https://www.chess.com/blog/HipHopChess/tupac-prison-and-chessSat, 02 May 2015 14:40:52 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/HipHopChess/tupac-prison-and-chessNew Bishop Chronicles Podcast covers Chess Lecture at Oberlin and UConn + More! New Bishop Chronicles podcast covers Adisa Banjoko on his recent travels talking at Oberlin College and University of Connecticut. He also has a great conversation with filmmaker Thembisa MShaka about TV shows like Empire, Scandal and Fresh of...https://www.chess.com/blog/HipHopChess/new-bishop-chronicles-podcast-covers-chess-lecture-at-oberlin-and-uconn--moreTue, 21 Apr 2015 20:54:40 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/HipHopChess/new-bishop-chronicles-podcast-covers-chess-lecture-at-oberlin-and-uconn--moreSacrifice Everything for the Empire! Sometimes you gotta be willing to sacrifice your queen, in order to win the game. - Lucious Lyons, EMPIRE Everybody is talking about the TV smash Empire these days. In just a few short months the show has overtaken the ratings and the streets...https://www.chess.com/blog/HipHopChess/sacrifice-everything-for-the-empireWed, 08 Apr 2015 19:38:48 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/HipHopChess/sacrifice-everything-for-the-empireHHCF Founder to speak at University of Wisconsin Whitewater March 9th!An activist and educator -- who is working to keep communities safe across the country -- will give a free public lecture at UW-Whitewater titled "Promoting Youth Empowerment and Non-Violence through Hip Hop, Chess and Martial Arts." Adisa Banjok...https://www.chess.com/blog/HipHopChess/hhcf-founder-to-speak-at-university-of-wisconsin-whitewater-march-9thThu, 05 Mar 2015 22:18:47 -0800https://www.chess.com/blog/HipHopChess/hhcf-founder-to-speak-at-university-of-wisconsin-whitewater-march-9th