‘Sport, Hip-Hop and Race’ with Stephen A. Smith
Keynote presentation, 8th annual Hip-Hop Conference
4 p.m. April 12
Cal U Convocation Center
Sports journalist, talk show host and TV personality Stephen A. Smith, a regular on ESPN First Take, will headline the keynote panel at Cal U’s eighth annual Hip-Hop Conference.
Smith and his fellow panelists will discuss “Sport, Hip-Hop and Race” at 4 p.m. April 12 in the south/north wing of the Convocation Center. The free presentation is open to the public.
The presentation also includes:
- Q&A with special commentator Roger Kingdom, Cal U track coach and a two-time Olympic gold medalist.
- Stephen A. Smith impersonation contest.
About Stephen A. Smith
Known both for his insightful analysis of professional basketball and his outspoken cultural and political views, Smith has held a permanent seat on First Take’s “Embrace Debate” segment since spring 2012.
He also hosts The Stephen A. Smith and Ryan Ruocco Show on ESPN Radio New York, and he is a featured columnist for ESPNNY.com.
In the past, Smith has worked as a sportswriter for the New York Daily News, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Winston-Salem Journal and other newspapers.
His career in radio includes time spent as a morning show host on Fox Sports Radio and ESPN Radio in New York and Los Angeles.
Smith started his television career on the now-defunct cable network CNN/SI in 1999. He has appeared as a special commentator on MSNBC, as well as ESPN.