Brooklyn Castle Star, Rochelle Ballantyne, on the Talk Show, Harry

On January 24th, the NBCUniversal talk show, Harry, will feature the inspiring story of Rochelle Ballantyne, an expert-level chessplayer who aspires to become the first African-American female master. The episode will spotlight “women who are empowering others and making a difference in their communities”.

“When I push myself, then nothing can stop me.”

-Rochelle Ballantyne, Brooklyn Castle

Ballantyne was featured in Brooklyn Castle, an award-winning documentary about IS 318, a public school with one of the most successful junior high school chess teams in the country.:

In 2015, CoverGirl interviewed Ballantyne for its #GirlsCan project, which focused on empowering women:

Ballantyne currently attends Stanford University on a full scholarship.

The episode airs on January 24. For details on watching in your area, visit the Harry TV Website.

Comments

    • No….she doesnt. She is not even anywhere CLOSE to being any thing special in the world of chess. Look it up. She is ranked as “expert ” along with thousands of other women. Not that good.

      • You don’t know what you’re talking about lol. She aspires to be the first AFRICAN-American woman to hold that spot. Don’t hate on black women. You’re just jealous.

  1. An older fan, who sees the young driven Ms. Ballantyne and her co-stars as well as the cast of Brooklyn Castle, as inspiring. Be blessed, coach Z

  2. No matter what her rank is, I’m proud of this young women who despite the hurdles she has faced in her life, she has made it this far…in my opinion she is a master.

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