March 24, 2013
The Porsche Santiaga Story Atria/Emily Bestler Books. 432 pp. $26.99 By Sister Souljah Reviewed by Karen E. Quinones Miller It's here! A Deeper Love Inside: The Porsche Santiaga Story , the long-awaited sequel to Sister Souljah's 1999 debut novel, The Coldest Winter Ever , which sold more than a million copies, is finally here! And it was released with even more fanfare than the 2008 publication of Midnight: A Gangster Love Story , the prequel to The Coldest Winter Ever that centers on the Sudanese immigrant Midnight, who was introduced in Coldest Winter . It's little wonder that this sequel, like the prequel, made an early appearance on the New York Times best-sellers list, especially since fans of The Coldest Winter Ever had to wait 14 years to find out the fate of the characters in that book.
January 29, 2013 |
LeSEAN McCOY says he is "deeply sorry and remorseful" for the fallout following the explicit Twitter feud he waged with his baby mama "Steph" over the weekend. The Eagles running back's apologized Monday to his family, the Philadelphia Eagles, his fans, and "every young person who views me as a role model. " Initially, McCoy claimed his account was hacked and removed his Twitter page. "This is not who I am as a person, nor the image I ever wanted to portray of myself. It's definitely not the example I want to set for my son," McCoy said in a statement released by his personal reps.
February 2, 1995 |
Sister Souljah sat behind a table at the Ayinde cultural center in West Philadelphia, looking deep into the eyes of one of her fans. "Always love yourself, girl," she said. She squeezed the woman's hands hard, and repeated her message. "Always love yourself. " Then she stood, leaned over the table, and gave the woman a hug. You'd have a hard time recognizing this slender young woman, her hair elaborately braided and coiled, an oversized black leather jacket hanging over her chair and a diamond wedding band flashing on her finger, as the shrill "raptivist" of 1992 - the one who drew then-presidential candidate Bill Clinton's ire for suggesting that "if black people kill black people every day, why not have a week and kill white people?"
January 20, 1994 |
When President Clinton speaks at black and Latino churches about escalating violence in their communities, on the face of it this effort to reach out would seem to be a compassionate gesture. I voted for Clinton because I believed that he was capable of compassion. But when I read that Stanley Greenberg, Clinton's pollster, approved of these appearances, I became suspicious. According to news reports, Greenberg was in part responsible for the episode during the presidential campaign in which Clinton publicly scolded Jesse Jackson for inviting the rap artist Sister Souljah to appear before a meeting of the Rainbow Coalition after she rapped some lyrics that some interpreted as anti-white.
February 2, 1993 |
Sister Souljah, the fiery rapper who was attacked by President Clinton last May for remarks about the Los Angeles riots, last night criticized Clinton and the Rev. Jesse Jackson, and referred to former President George Bush as "my kind of man. " Souljah said Jackson didn't stand firmly by her after the incident. Speaking at the Rutgers University-Camden Campus at the start of Black History Month activities, Souljah told the racially mixed audience, "George Bush was my kind of guy. " The reason, she explained: "He made it eminently clear he was a white racist and didn't care who knew it. . . . " The only difference between Bush and Clinton, she said, is that Clinton has a smiling, friendly attitude toward blacks, while continuing similar policies to Bush's.
November 23, 1992 |
As the President-elect listened from the front pew, the Rev. Jesse Jackson yesterday hailed Bill Clinton's election as "the dawn of a new day" in a passionate sermon at a suburban Little Rock church. Burying any hard feelings that developed during the campaign, Jackson said that Clinton, governor of Arkansas, represented the New South for which civil rights heroes had died, and that he offered Americans a "New Covenant" based on mutual responsibility. Addressing nearly 500 people at St. Theresa's Roman Catholic Church, Jackson was nearly effusive in his praise of Clinton.
July 30, 1992 |
To the average American, Ice-T once was something they drank with lemon. But that was before police unions protested the rap artist's song "Cop Killer. " Since then, Ice-T has been vaunted into national prominence. He even was blasted publicly by Vice President Dan Quayle. On Tuesday, Time Warner Inc.'s Warner Brothers Records announced plans to pull the song from Ice-T's "Body Count" album at the performer's request. The rapper said he agreed to withdraw the song to shield Time Warner from further criticism.
July 8, 1992
RIGHT ON, SISTER SOULJAH, FOR TELLING THE TRUTH Jack McKinney in his June 17 column concurs with Democratic presidential candidate Bill Clinton by labeling black "raptivist" Sister Souljah a racist of a degree "similar to Klansman David Duke. " The hypocritical audacity of the Caucasian mind never fails to amaze me. Racism as an institution (others include sexism, classism, religion, politics, the military, the media, etc.) that works interactively in a broad comprehensive interlocking network to insure that white racial supremacy is perpetuated, and enhanced through denial of access of non-whites to adequate affordable housing, education, jobs, medical care, economic opportunity, etc. Thus neither Sister Souljah or any other non-white can be properly labeled "racist" - prejudiced maybe, but not racist.
June 30, 1992 |
If it's not a comic book, it's a rap song. Just as the U.S. Senate conducted hearings in 1955 on how comic books contributed to juvenile delinquency, today's powers that be - George Bush, Dan Quayle and Bill Clinton - have in recent weeks tagged rap artists Ice-T and Sister Souljah as modern violators of moral decency. Sister Souljah promotes racism, the Democrats' presidential candidate proclaimed; Ice-T condones the murder of police on his song "Cop Killer," the president and vice president have clamored.
June 28, 1992 |
Last week, as his song "Cop Killer" escalated into a national security issue, Ice-T delivered what, in the world of rap music, amounts to a monumental statement. For weeks, the cut from the Los Angeles artist's four-month-old album Body Count had been inspiring the wrath of Vice President Quayle, the governor of Alabama and police associations nationwide with its call to "die die die pig die. " A boycott of all music distributed by Warner Bros., Ice-T's recording label, was called for. Warner Bros.