Black History Chess Reflections for 2018!

Muhammad Ali played chess and was a master of strategy and tactics in the boxing ring.

Each year The Chess Drum posts reflections for Black History Month. This year a video was produced with some reflections and contemporary topics. This has already been an interesting year with the release of “Black Panther” and its prospects for honors at the Oscars. It was apropos that the movie was released in February which is a month we use to intimately reflect on the success of people of the African Diaspora. That remains the mission of The Chess Drum.

The segment below is about 28 minutes long with latest Drum news, Black History nuggets and also has a trivia contest included! You’ll have to play the video to get the question and the answer. Check it out!


Video by The Chess Drum

Selected Black History articles at The Chess Drum
(Daaim Shabazz)

Black History Month: A Special Tribute!!
The Chess Drum, February 2002

The Rising of the Black Star
uschess.org, 2 March 2007

Black History: A Chess Perspective
The Chess Drum, 12 February 2010

Reflections… Black History of Chess
The Chess Drum, 24 February 2012

Rare Chess Images in Black History
The Chess Drum, 10 February, 2013

Chess through the eyes of Black History
The Chess Drum, 28 February 2014

Creating Black History in Chess
The Chess Drum, 26 February 2017

Daaim Shabazz

Daaim Shabazz is the founder of The Chess Drum, while serving as a tenured faculty member of Global Business & Marketing at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida, USA. He holds a B.S. Computer Science from Chicago State University, an MBA in Marketing and a Ph.D. in International Affairs & Development, both from Clark Atlanta University. He has served the journalist community for more than 30 years and still competes in tournaments occasionally.

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