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Chess master and motivational speaker Orrin “Checkmate” Hudson was playing a round of speed chess against a random opponent at the Hope Global Forums 2017. After thoroughly destroying his challenger, he paused to talk to rolling out:

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Mo Barnes

Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician. He has been writing for Rolling Out since 2014. Whether it means walking through a bloody police shooting to help a family find justice or showing the multifaceted talent of the Black Diaspora I write the news.