They tried to intimidate her. Tried to demonize her. Tried to silence her voice. They tried to do the same thing that they try and do with most young Black girl geniuses in this world – extinguish our fire. But, Sister Souljah could not be stopped. She spoke truth to power. Gave voice to generations of young Black youth, and continues to organize against systems of power and oppression. Today’s walk is a celebration. A virtual parade down the main street of every hood in America to honor the brilliance that comes from within. If you don’t know the story of Sister Souljah, if you don’t understand her impact, then you must learn with us today. In real-time let’s write the history that we want our daughters to know.
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