Tag Archives: Adisa Banjoko

HHCF Founder Pens Article for St. Louis American

  Of all the things chess can give a child, the most beautiful thing is a smile. That smile usually reflects the joy of a young person realizing their inner wisdom. By helping them identify their intelligence, without trying to … Continue reading

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Download PDF Sampler of new book Hip-Hop, Chess and Martial Arts

The cover for Adisa Banjoko’s upcoming book Royal Wisdom: The History of Hip-Hop and Chess Download a sample PDF of the book now at http://www.hiphopchess.com (look for this painting on the bottom left of the homepage!) This painting is an … Continue reading

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WATCH: Adisa Banjoko LECTURE at Oberlin College

Hidden in Plain Sight: The History of Hip-Hop Chess Oberlin College April 14th 2015 Part 1 : Watch Video (intro to HHCF philosophy) Part 2: Watch Video (forgotten history of Bobby Fischer, Afrika Bambaataa and Bruce Lee) Part 3: (no video-  technical … Continue reading

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Tupac and The Search for Lost Gold

  “ If they had lived in another kind of society, their exceptional mathematical talents might have been better used. But they were Black.” – Malcolm X Malcolm X was mentored by many people as he learned to hustle on … Continue reading

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NEW AUDIO: Podcast on Hip-Hop, Technology and Entertainment

New Bishop Chronicles podcast covers Adisa Banjoko on his recent travels talking at Oberlin College and University of Connecticut. He also has a great conversation with filmmaker Thembisa MShaka about TV shows like Empire, Scandal and Fresh off the Boat. The show … Continue reading

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TONIGHT HHCF Hosts Check The Technique Author Brian Coleman!!

A meeting of east coast and west coast Hip-Hop minds taking place at the HHCF Community Center. We journey into the cultural context of what makes a classic Hip-Hop album and what constitutes the “Golden Age”. The discussion will also … Continue reading

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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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