My name is Daaim Shabazz, Associate Professor of Business at Florida A&M University (USA). My name is pronounced Da-eem Sha-boz. I'm quite pleased to present The Chess Drum (launched on 12 February 2001), an online magazine whose time in history has come. Welcome!

For too long, many chess-playing segments have been overlooked… especially Black players. By examining existing chess magazines and websites worldwide, there is little variety in terms of reported stories. Thus, this vehicle seeks to expose the world to contributions from this segment and in turn, to expose this segment to international chess. The Chess Drum is a
chess website from a different perspective.

The purpose of this communicative vehicle is (1) to highlight the chess activities within the worldwide African Diaspora (2) to serve as a vehicle for fostering a greater sense of community with in the chess world, and (3) to facilitate the sharing of ideas and knowledge and (4) to demonstrate the true universality of chess. This vehicle demonstrates the wide appeal of chess.

Dr. Daaim Shabazz, The Chess Drum

Dr. Daaim Shabazz

This communicative vehicle is operated and owned by one individual and is a privately-funded vehicle promoting chess. I am asking for the support of individuals, clubs and federations to help raise the level of awareness in such an untapped market of chess players.  If you would like to report any news you deem useful to this site, you can e-mail me at If you would like to find out more about this site or arrange an interview, go to the "Press Packet." Your help is greatly appreciated.  Enjoy your stay and please come again!


Daaim Shabazz, The Chess Drum
P. O. Box 7663
Tallahassee, Florida 32314-7663 (USA)

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