Sister Souljah Speaks At ECU

Too many black women are mistaking sexuality for power and follow media-driven female stereotypes. That's the opinion of rapper-turned-author Sister Souljah.

Disrespect for black women was a central topic Saturday for Souljah, who was the keynote speaker Saturday at a student leadership conference at East Carolina University.

Souljah, whose given name is Lisa Williamson, told the audience of a friend whose boyfriend once left her in a car for three hours during a visit to the Souljah household because he feared her influence.

She says time with her makes women more demanding and hungrier for respect.

In more than an hour of comments, she urged audience members to learn about African culture, take advantage of the learning opportunities college will offer them, and follow their own moral compasses, even when doing that is difficult.