Sister Souljah was born in 1964 in New York City. She attended Cornell University's advanced placement summer program & Spain's University of Salamanca study-abroad program. In the mid-1980s, she founded, in cooperation with the United Church of Christ, the African Youth Survival Camp, located in Enfield, North Carolina for children of homeless families. In 1992, her rap album, "360 Degrees Power," & video, "Slavery's Back in Effect," catapulted her to national attention. Her first book, "No Disrespect", was published in 1994. She lives in New Jersey with her husband & son.