Anatomy of a Scene: ‘Black Panther’

Director and Sacramento State graduate Ryan Coogler narrates a sequence from his film "Black Panther," featuring Chadwick Boseman in the title role.
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Director and Sacramento State graduate Ryan Coogler narrates a sequence from his film "Black Panther," featuring Chadwick Boseman in the title role.
Erika D. Smith

Erika D. Smith

Associate editor and editorial writer

As an unapologetically black Californian, here’s #WhatBlackPantherMeansToMe

February 16, 2018 05:00 AM

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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.

Contact Erika D. Smith at 916-321-1185, esmith@sacbee.com, on Twitter at @Erika_D_Smith or on Facebook at Erika D. Smith, Journalist