Site Name: The Chess Drum,
Birthday: 12 February 2001
Home Base: USA
Purpose: (1) to highlight the chess activities within the African Diaspora (2) to serve as a vehicle for fostering a greater sense of community within the chess world (3) to facilitate the sharing of ideas and knowledge and (4) to demonstrate the true universality of chess.
Reason Created: lack of coverage on Black players in the chess media
Video Tours:
7th Anniversary, 8th Anniversary, 9th Anniversary, General Tour
Creator: Dr. Daaim Shabazz (Da-eem Sha-boz) from Chicago, Illinois (USA)
Career: University Professor (Global Business)
Learned Chess... from an encyclopedia after seeing two boys in the neighborhood playing at night under a lamp.
Skill Level: Candidate Master (2000-2199 USCF)

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Current Size: more than forty-thousand (40,000+) indexed pages
Viewership: 200+ countries and territories
Media Exposure: Europe Échecs (France), Radio France International, Black & White (India), Kenyan Chess Magazine, U.S. Chess Life, Trinidad Guardian, Washington Post (USA), Neues Deutschland (Germany), (Germany), New York Times
Sponsorship: None
Staff: One person
Proudest moment:
Serving as webmaster at the historic Wilbert Paige Memorial in Harlem, New York.
Most gratifying project: The Chess Drum's "Wall of Fame" (50 hours straight)
Nicest gesture: A chess cake presented to me by Kay Umeakunne.
Most satisfying reward: The volumes of supportive mail and contributions from around the world. Let's me know all the hours are not in vain.

To find out more or to arrange an interview contact:

c/o Dr. Daaim Shabazz
P.O. Box 7663
Tallahassee, FL 32314-7663 (USA)

Skype: dshabazz 
ICC: chessdrummer

Thank you!
The Chess Drum,