Mychal Denzel Smith is author of the New York Times bestseller Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching (2016) and the forthcoming Stakes Is High (2020). His work has appeared in several publications, including the New York Times, Washington Post, The Nation, New Republic, GQ, Bleacher Report, The Atlantic, Harper’s. He is featured in and was a consulting producer for “Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story,” the docuseries produced by Jay-Z. In 2014 and 2016, The Root named him one of the 100 Most Influential African-Americans in their annual list. In 2017, he was a NAACP Image Award Nominee.