Sunday, March 23, 2014

3 Kings: 3 Young Black Chess Masters Rule!

Awesome story...our young men engaged in mental stimulation of the best kind. However, these stories don't make the news as much, because it would defy the image that is constantly pushed of young black men in America.


Among that select group of prodigies are three black players from the New York City area — Justus Williams, Joshua Colas and James Black Jr. — who each became masters before their 13th birthdays.
“Masters don’t happen every day, and African-American masters who are 12 never happen,” said Maurice Ashley, 45, the only African-American to earn the top title of grandmaster. “To have three young players do what they have done is something of an amazing curiosity. You normally wouldn’t get something like that in any city of any race.” READ FULL

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