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About hiphopchessfederation

The Hip Hop Chess Federation fuses music chess and martial arts to promote unity, strategy and non-violence. Our goal is to improve the intellectual, cultural and artistic state of young American minds.

Illusory Protection: Education & The Prison Industrial Complex

Illusory Protection: Education & The Prison Industrial Complex by Adisa Banjoko and Arash Daneshzadeh | special to NewBlackMan (in Exile) “He confused science fiction with science facts, He couldn’t separate the block, from recorded tracks” – GZA, Illusory Protection In … Continue reading

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HHCF Community Center Opens August 16th!!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PR Contact: Meek Gaborski contact@hiphopchessfederation.org Hip-Hop Chess Federation Celebrates Grand Opening of Community Center HHCF Celebrates Community Education Center August 16th July 16, 2014 – San Jose, CA- The Hip-Hop Chess Federation (HHCF) is proud to announce … Continue reading

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The Best Strategy for Peace is Forgiveness

Please take a moment to check out a post made by Adisa Banjoko on Bishop Desmond Tutu’s blog. Its about chess, nonviolence and forgiveness: If Hip-Hop, chess and martial arts have taught me anything, they have taught me that everything … Continue reading

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WATCH: RZA Win 2014 Chess Kings Invitational

Check out some never before seen footage of HHCF Chess Kings Invitational. Sons of Anarchy actor Emilio Rivera, Chessboxing Champion Andrew McGregor and others are also featured. In related news, the HHCF will be opening its own full time facility … Continue reading

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Chess and the Art of Business

Chess and the Art of Business By: Adisa Banjoko                                  Top business chess players include Peter Thiel, Danille Rice, Seth Bannon About a year or so ago I gave a short keynote speech to a group of  300 high school … Continue reading

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HHCF SUMMER CAMPS OPEN FOR REGISTRATION !!

Every Summer kids and parents from across The Bay Area are thrilled to join HHCF Summer Camps. We provide chess instruction as well as innovative ways to boost self esteem, and creative expression. JOIN TODAY: http://hiphopchessfederation.org/index.html

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Join HHCF Crowdtilt Fundraiser and help open HHCF Communnity Center

Finally the Hip-Hop Chess Federation has found a place we can call home! Its located in the Bay Area in Fremont, CA (right between Oakland and San Jose)!  We need your help to open an HHCF Community Center here in … Continue reading

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RZA, Emilio Rivera of Sons of Anarchy and Rakaa from Dilated Peoples Speak on Chess, Martial Arts and Education

Check out this powerful talk at the Hip-Hop Chess Kings Invitational!!!   The  Mind Over Matter panel featured RZA, actor Emilio Rivera from Sons of Anarchy, Dr. Martin Gomez Principal of Santee High, Dr. Sergio Flores Director of Partnership for … Continue reading

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RZA of Wu-Tang Vs. “Alvarez” of Sons of Anarchy at Charity Chess Event THIS SUNDAY in LA

For Immediate Release PR Contact: Meek Gaborski memg@hiphopchessfederation.org RZA of Wu-Tang Clan Plays “Alvarez” from Sons of Anarchy at Hip-Hop Chess Tournament to Help Los Angeles Schools Hip-Hop Chess Federation Hosts Fundraiser and Celebrity Chess Tournament to Help South Central … Continue reading

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Hip-Hop Chess Federation Feature in San Jose Mercury News!!

SAN JOSE — From the confines of a tiny studio nestled in the city’s Seven Trees neighborhood, an upstart group that burst onto the scene seven years ago by introducing Bay Area youth to an innovative fusion of chess, martial … Continue reading

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