Dear Drum Community!
I am back from a month-long hiatus from writing and news coverage.
I would like to extend my thanks to those of you who extended well-wishes to me after the loss of my older brother (Abraham Bolden, Jr.) on August 22nd. While not a chess player, he was a big supporter of chess and visited tournaments with his son, Ismail. My brother had a keen mind and was a generous soul. It was no accident that he (along with my sister Ahvia) taught me to read around age three. That life lesson gave me the passion for words and the art of writing. Thus, I owe a debt of gratitude for my brother for this gift. He was very proud of The Chess Drum and was often seen wearing the shirts. 🙂
Again… thanks to everyone who sent well-wishes and to those of you who have supported The Chess Drum. We will celebrate 20 years in February 2021!
Keep the Beat Going!!!
Daaim Shabazz, The Chess Drum