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Sister Souljah
Activist, Novelist, Actress, and Hip-Hop Artist
Daddy's House Social Programs Inc.
Sister Souljah (born Lisa Williamson in 1964, Bronx, New York) is a controversial American hip hop-generation author, activist, recording artist, and film producer. She is best known because in 1992—in the aftermath of the Rodney... Sister Souljah (born Lisa Williamson in 1964, Bronx, New York) is a controversial American hip hop-generation author, activist, recording artist, and film producer. She is best known because in 1992—in the aftermath of the Rodney King beating and the 1992 Los Angeles riots—she was criticized by Bill Clinton for her controversial remarks on race in the United States. Clinton's repudiation of the views he attributed to her created what is now known in politics as a Sister Souljah moment.

Souljah is the executive director of Daddy's House Social Programs Inc., a not-for-profit corporation for urban youth, financed by Sean Combs and Bad Boy Entertainment. She studied abroad as an undergraduate at the University of Salamanca in Spain. While in college, she traveled extensively to England, Finland, France, Portugal, Russia, and Spain.

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  1. I spoke to a crowd of students about growing up in the housing projects of the Bronx. I described how my thirst for knowledge about my own culture, even from a very young age, shaped the decisions I made and ultimately allowed me to take classes at Cornell and take advantage of opportunities to study abroad in Spain and Africa. I stressed to the assembled students the importance of believing in one's own ability to accomplish anything, and to not let financial or social obstacles stand in the way.
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