The founding members of Black Women United, from left, Elika Bernard, Sarah-Michael Gaston, Autumn Jackson, Imani Mitchell, Vocheri Thomas.
The founding members of Black Women United, from left, Elika Bernard, Sarah-Michael Gaston, Autumn Jackson, Imani Mitchell, Vocheri Thomas. Angel Rodriguez Black Women United
The founding members of Black Women United, from left, Elika Bernard, Sarah-Michael Gaston, Autumn Jackson, Imani Mitchell, Vocheri Thomas. Angel Rodriguez Black Women United
Erika D. Smith

Erika D. Smith

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This march – like being a black woman – is about more than politics

July 14, 2017 5:22 PM

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Erika D. Smith joined The Sacramento Bee in May 2015 after spending most of her career in the nebulous Midwest. She previously worked for The Indianapolis Star in Indiana, where, as metro columnist, she covered issues related to neighborhoods, community development, public safety and diversity. She also worked for five years at the Akron Beacon Journal in Ohio. She is a native of Cleveland.

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