Newark School Sends Queen Latifah Music Video to Congratulate on NJ Hall of Fame

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St. Philip’s Students Congratulate Queen Latifah on Induction to NJ Hall of Fame With Special Music Video

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As the induction ceremony for the New Jersey Hall of Fame draws nearer, St. Philip’s Academy is sending Queen Latifah many congratulations through a new video. Paying homage to Queen Latifah’s character, Motormouth Maybelle, in the film Hairspray, 6th grader Anais Leonardo sings “I know where I’ve been” as images of Newark are intertwined with messages of ‘Congratulations.’

As a powerful African-American woman, born and raised in Newark, Queen Latifah is an incredible role model for our students. Through the making of this video, the students became even more aware of her great success, as well as her roots.

The purpose of the video is two-fold. First and most importantly, to congratulate her on the induction to the New Jersey Hall of Fame, a special message from students who might remind her of herself at this age growing up in Newark. Secondly, our students and staff hope the video may serve as an invitation for a future visit to our independent school here in Newark, with a mission to serve disadvantaged students.

About St. Phillips Academy:
St. Philip’s Academy is a co-educational independent school based in Newark, New Jersey which provides a first class education to aspiring K-8th grade students, regardless of their ability to pay tuition. More information can be found by visiting the website at


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