Sister Souljah is a graduate of Rutgers University. She earned a degree in American History and African Studies. She also completed the Advanced Placement program at Cornell University and studied abroad at the University of Salamanca in Spain.
Souljah is an author whose first work of non-fiction published by Random House entitled "No Disrespect" topped the "Essence" magazine bestseller's list for months. Her second book is a novel entitled "The Coldest Winter Ever" published by Simon & Schuster. "The Coldest Winter Ever" is a national bestseller that has sold over 300,000 copies. It has also landed Souljah an HBO movie deal and is scheduled to hit the big screen in 2002.
A community activist with international notoriety, Souljah is more than a commentator. She organized, financed, developed and implemented curriculum for the African Youth Survival Camp for children of homeless families. This six-week summer sleep away camp ran for three consecutive years in Enfield, North Carolina.
Currently, Souljah is the Executive Director of Daddy's House Social Programs Inc., a not-for-profit corporation for urban youth financed by Sean Puffy Combs and Bad Boy Entertainment. At Daddy's House, Souljah educates and prepares youths, ages 6-16, to be in control of their academic, cultural and financial lives. The curriculum, which she designed, includes geography, current events, history, reading, mathematics, manhood/womanhood training, African culture and college preparation. Her students earn through their progress the right to travel throughout the world. Their most recent trip was a three-week tour of South Africa where African American youth partnered with South African youth through the school system.
Souljah has been the primary motivator and creative force behind the hip-hop stars and their efforts to give back to the community. Working with Combs, Lauryn Hill and Doug E Fresh, she has been the designer, producer and architect for major youth events, programs and summer camps.
A powerful professional speaker, Souljah lectures nationwide. She has been honored by audiences as diverse as Harvard Law School to Howard University to UCLA. She has traveled internationally as a student, speaker and performer visiting Finland, France, Portugal, England, Holland, Spain, the former Soviet Union, Zimbabwe, Zambia, South Africa and many more. She also worked as a volunteer at a medical center in Mtepa Tepa, a village located in Zimbabwe.
In the field of edutainment, Souljah has been a political commentator for 98.7 KISS FM, a New York radio station. As a rapper her debut album "360 Degrees of Power" sparked productive and controversial conversation on issues of education, race, sexism, preparation and reparations.
Souljah has appeared on the "Oprah," "Phil Donahue," "Today," MTV, BET and various news and magazine format television shows. She was a featured speaker at the Million Woman March.