Thursday, July 23, 2015

Feature on HHCF with shots of new HHCF Community Center!!

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 between different artistic expressions to draw from the strengths of each. Chess, Hip-Hop and martial arts all have their dualities and it is clear that this the HHCF has been able to take this concept where no one has gone before. Banjoko provides some important insights in this short interview.

Pop Smoke: Gangs, Guns and Dying Young

Recently rapper  Pop Smoke (born Bashar Barkah Jackson) was murdered in LA. It took a lot of folks by surprise and it has been very sad....