Sister Souljah

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Sister Souljah knows how to mix it up. She was red hot in hip-hop’s heyday, rapping angry with Public Enemy. She was a big political target for President-to-be Bill Clinton, when he took her attitude on for his “Sister Souljah moment.”

She rolled on, writing a million-selling rough-and-tumble urban novel called “The Coldest Winter Ever,” and is now out with its prequel, “Midnight.”

But what’s an angry sister to do when a smooth-as-silk African-American man is headed for the White House?  We’ll ask.

This hour, On Point: Sister Souljah on Obama, race now, and her new book, “Midnight.”

You can join the conversation. Have you followed this rapper, writer, proud and angry black woman’s career? Her work? How do you see it now, with Obama headed for the White House?


Sister Souljah, hip-hop artist, activist, educator, and bestselling author. Her new book is "Midnight: A Gangster Love Story."
You can read an excerpt from the new novel at

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The Washington Post reviewed Sister Souljah's new novel. USA Today ran this recent profile.

This program aired on December 16, 2008.


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