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Welcome to the schedule for BBF 2016! Please note that with the exception of the following sessions (Life without Envy, The Art of Perspective, Writing with Risk, Sound Advice, and Lore), absolutely every session at the BBF is free, and no tickets or preregistration are required. Thanks, and enjoy your day!
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Mychal Denzel Smith

Mychal Denzel Smith is a contributing writer at The Nation, a blogger at TheNation.com, and an Alfred Knobler Fellow at The Nation Institute. He is also a freelance writer and social commentator who has appeared frequently on radio and television programs. His work on race, politics, social justice, pop culture, hip hop, mental health, feminism, and black male identity has appeared in various publications, including the Guardian, Ebony, Salon, theGrio, the Root, the Huffington Post, the Atlantic, and GOOD magazine. He is the author of Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching, a memoir that, according to Library Journal, “should prompt all readers to do more than simply think or talk about the state of race in America.”


Profile in New York Times
Smith on The Nightly Show
Interview with Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib