Read this post as it originally appeared in NewarkInc.
By JOSH FRANK
Newark Central Ward Councilwoman Gayle Chaneyfield Jenkins and U.S. Rep. Donald Payne Jr. visited North Star Academy Central Avenue campus Friday to talk to students about leadership.
U.S. Rep. Donald Payne Jr. helps a North Star Academy student with a bowtie, the congressman’s signature neckwear.
Black History Month is a time for North Star Scholars to creatively share their understanding of the sacrifices, break-thoroughs and achievements of black Americans. Whether it is by decorating their classroom doors, writing poems of gratitude, or performing tributes to honor black American pioneers, North Star values the struggle and the progress. We know that the opportunity to affect change in this world, is not limited to a moment, or a single month, but instead it is a movement. Each day we come to school ready to learn, and give our best, is another day we work to continue the legacy of a rich heritage.