Muna Adem: Shanesha Taylor did what she felt she needed to do to survive. She did what many would have done if they were in her shoes. This is what inadequate social support produces.
Muna Adem recently received a bachelor degree in Journalism with a concentration in Broadcasting and a concentration in Gender Studies from California State University, Northridge. She was born in Germany, grew up in Sweden but her motherland is Ethiopia. While at CSUN, she was the opinion editor and the news editor for the school paper, the Daily Sundial.
Dave Zirin: She is our Jordan. She is our Jim Brown. She is our Babe Ruth, calling his shots. She is no longer content to dodge bullets, but understands how to stop them. Serena is that rare athlete who has not only mastered her sport. She’s harnessed it.
Sharon Kyle: Seconds into the report Kaste sets a tone that would lead a reasonable person to believe that Bland was in some way to blame for the series of events leading to her arrest.
Joe Mathews: The agricultural superstar’s high crime and poor health are dark indicators of what the Golden State could become.