HHCF now in seven schools!
The Hip Hop Chess Federation is expanding from their humble abode. The organization is now in seven schools with more in waiting. The HHCF is launching a fundraiser to help with expansion plans. As important as the growth is, it is just as important to meet the demand. Adisa Banjoko,…Read More »
10th Annual “Bum Rush the Boards”
Hip-Hop Nonprofit Teaches the #ScienceofDope and it’s Not What You Think CONTACT: Marcus Moody, Senior Brand Manager of Words Beats & Life, Inc. 1525 Newton St., NW Washington DC 20010 (202) 667-1192 Wblinc.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE On Saturday, November 14th, D.C. Hip-Hop nonprofit, Words Beats & Life Inc., will host…Read More »
Hip Hop Chess: How is Chess like life?
For Immediate Release Contact: Meek Gaborski 888-588-4418 RZA Donates to Hip-Hop Chess Federation to Benefit Youth of St. Louis HHCF Board Member RZA Helps Launch Chess Initiativefor Juvenile Hall Students in St. Louis Nov. 1st 2015, St. Louis, MO- The Hip-Hop Chess Federation (HHCF) is proud to announce it has…Read More »
Latest Vibe with Adisa Banjoko (HHCF)
The Chess Drum caught up with Adisa Banjoko of the Hip Hop Chess Federation (HHCF) to discuss his new projects, the challenges, the successes and the organization’s sprawling new space for classes. The HHCF is on the move once again and has been progressive in trying to establish an fusion…Read More »
HHCF Book: “Chess is Jiu-Jitsu for the Mind”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PR Contact: Meko Gaborski 888-588-4418 email@example.com Hip-Hop Chess Federation Founder Releases Sampler for New Book, “Chess Is Jiu-Jitsu for the Mind” January 26th, 2015 Los Angeles, CA – The Hip-Hop Chess Federation (HHCF) is happy to announce its Founder, Adisa Banjoko will be releasing a new book…Read More »
9th Annual “Bum Rush The Boards”
Words, Beats & Life does chess and hip-hop better than ever! Bum Rush the Boards has opened up registration and invites every chess-head and future grandmaster to show off their skills in friendly competition and some hip-hop fun. Think of all the references to chess you hear in hip-hop music.…Read More »
“Living Like Kings”… a royal treat!
The World Chess Hall of Fame in St. Louis, Missouri has had a number of intriguing exhibits including “Queens” and the currently running exhibit, “A Memorable Life: A Glimpse into the Mind of Bobby Fischer”. There is an intriguing exhibit on display at the museum featuring the work of Ben…Read More »
“Living Like Kings” panel… HOT!!!
Adisa Banjoko has a life which if it was a book would be an exciting drama/romance/thriller. That’s how rich his experiences have been. Having navigated through many turbulent times, but finding an outlet in hip-hop, Adisa knew that this genre possessed magical and mystical powers. He wrote two volumes of…Read More »
HHCF and WCHOF present “Living Like Kings”
Adisa Banjoko has had a vision since the founding of the Hip-Hop Chess Federation 2006 to present to the world a unique fusion of artforms. This unlikely combination of hip-hop, chess and martial arts has been a revelation to those who may only understand one of these arts… or none.…Read More »
Hip-Hop Educational Pedagogy?
Adisa Banjoko of the Hip Hop Chess Federation penned an interesting essay titled, “Illusory Protection: Education & The Prison Industrial Complex”. This piece deals with his own experience as a security guard at John McConnell Elementary School and some of the disturbing trends he saw amongst Black and Latino students.…Read More »