This young lady is good. I have said I would like to learn how to play Chess but it seems oh so complicated. I think it’s time for people to stop saying what our Children can’t do. If they put their minds to it, they can accomplish anything. Way to go Rochelle

CNN Radio News

By Steve Kastenbaum, CNN

(CNN) – Rochelle Ballantyne plays chess the same way she walks through the streets of New York, determined to reach her goal without letting any obstacles slow her down.

The 17 year old from Brooklyn is just a few wins away from becoming the first female African-American to attain the ranking of chess master.

[:47] “I’ve never been the first anything so having that title next to my name is going to… it’s going to feel amazing.”

She crushes her opponents in a sport dominated by men.

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