Chicago Public Schools learns about Black Chess!

During Black History Month, Chicago Public Schools hosted a Black History Empowerment program featuring Howard University Chess Team and Daaim Shabazz of The Chess Drum. The “Howard Bison” (Michele Bennett, Malcolm Wooten, Azeezah Muhammad and Naomi Baptiste) talked about their successful participation in the 2020-2021 Pan American Intercollegiate Championship held last December on chess.com. David Heiser and Jourdain Gant of Renaissance Knights Chess were hosts of the program. While this video was finally made available, it goes without saying that Black History should be celebrated every month!

CPS welcomes The Chess Drum!

Video courtesy of CPS Academic Chess Programs

ZOOM link: Black History Empowerment Workshop (full program)
Passcode: R98#iSc3

Daaim Shabazz

Dr. Daaim Shabazz is the creator and webmaster of The Chess Drum. He serves as a tenured faculty member of Global Business & Marketing at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida, USA. He holds an MBA in Marketing and a doctorate in International Affairs & Development. He has served the journalist community for more than 30 years and still competes in tournaments occasionally.

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