Afro History Today in Afro History ! Maurice Ashley becomes the first Afro American to receive the rank of International Grandmaster of Chess in 1999 ! written by Marc Alexander March 15, 2023 View image | gettyimages.com English: Maurice Ashley (born March 6, 1966 in St. Andrew, Jamaica) is a chess grandmaster. He is the first and as of 2009[update] only African-American grandmaster. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Today in Afro History ! Maurice Ashley becomes the first Afro American to receive the rank of International Grandmaster of Chess in 1999 ! was last modified: March 4th, 2023 by Marc Alexander 0 comment 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Marc Alexander previous post Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Singer, Sly Stone ! NFL head coach, Mike Tomlin ! NBA player, Jabari Parker ! NFL player, Tavon Austin ! next post Today’s Afro Birthdays ! NBA player, Blake Griffin ! MLB player, Curtis Granderson Jr. ! NFL player, Ozzie Newsome ! NBA player, Tim Hardaway Jr. ! NFL player, Rodney Peete ! Rapper, Flavor Flav ! You may also like Alex Trebek, Beloved ‘Jeopardy!’ Host, Dies At... November 9, 2020 Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Saxophonist, John Coltrane... September 23, 2022 Goodell asks Congress for betting standards May 21, 2018 Corey Pieper brings island vibes to the... July 12, 2018 There's a lot going on in Jaden... June 22, 2018 Sources: Bjelica, 76ers agree to one-year deal July 5, 2018 PM promises to remove ‘shantytowns’ from Bahamas... August 21, 2018 Cynthia Nixon discusses running for governor of... July 17, 2018 R&B artist Porcelan sings new single live... July 20, 2018 17 alleged Burundi coup plotters appear in... May 17, 2015 Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.