Why BlackmovesFirst? In the game of chess, the white piece moves first by default. The concept of BlackmovesFirst originated from our CEO and Founder, Alton Jamison. Alton wanted to teach his daugther, shown above, Alton is an avid chess player and has always been passionate about the game of chess and challenging minorities to learn the game. He has taught numerous youth in urban communities how to play the game and he strives to break the barriers of minorities playing the of chess. BlackmovesFirst is more than is more than an oxymoron, rather it is a call for people to strive for success, even when the odds are against you. To strive for success even when you may not have the advantages of others. BlackmovesFirst is a movement and a call to action to make a difference in every arena of your life. Whether you wear our apparel and/or purchase our boards, we want you to know that you are an integral part of this movement. Our motto is, “Changing The World, One Move At A Time.” Every time you support us, you help us to make a difference in the world of chess and support a minority owned business. We do not just want you to stop in and order what you desire; however, stay connected with us on this journey “Changing The World, One Move At A Time.” Sign up for our newsletter, connect with us on social media and share our company with others. We thank you in advance for your support and helping us to make a lasting impact….one move at a time.