EAST ORANGE, NJ - Saturday morning over 500 young people came to the Cicely Tyson School of Performing and Fine Arts seeking employment as participants of the East Orange Summer Work Experience Program; but unknown to them, the program invited a famous guest speaker to encourage and energize the waiting crowd. 

Much to their amazement, the audience received a wonderful surprise visit from rapper, entertainer and movie star Naturi Naughton. And in the inimitable style and boldness of our East Orange youth, one of the students challenged Naturi to sing. 

And she didn’t disappoint!