Maurice Ashley (born March 6, 1966 in St. Andrew, Jamaica) is a chess grandmaster, author, commentator, app designer, puzzle inventor, and motivational speaker. He is currently a Director's Fellow at the Media Lab at MIT. In 1992, Ashley shared the United States Game/10 chess championship with Maxim Dlugy. FIDE awarded him the grandmaster title in 1999, making him the world's first black chess grandmaster.
Ashley is well known as a commentator for high-profile chess events. More: en.wikipedia.org.