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Where Are Our Black Girls?

March 25, 2017

This past week, our timelines and newsfeeds have been inundated with posts in regards to the number of missing black teens in Washington D.C. While there are many inaccuracies surrounding…

Thank You, Linda Ruscillo!

March 21, 2017

Over the next few weeks, I will be writing a series of reflective pieces on individuals who have impacted me and the Rockaway Youth Task Force over the past six…

“Get Out” Movie Review

March 13, 2017

***This post contains spoilers about “Get Out” (surprise, surprise). If you haven’t seen the movie yet, I suggest that you head to your nearest theater ASAP and watch it, then come…

Black Lives Matter Demonstration at Scholars’ Academy

March 9, 2017

Black Lives Matter Demonstration at Scholars’ Academy Queens, New York— On Friday, March 10, 2017, students participated in a peaceful Black Lives Matter demonstration at Scholars’ Academy in Queens, NY.…

Celebrating Black History and Excellence in Advocacy: Bayard Rustin

February 22, 2017

As we celebrate Black History Month, it’s easy for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Harriet Tubman, and Rosa Parks to take center stage. While all three individuals deserve every bit…

Remembering the Life of Johanna Gregory

February 14, 2017

RYTF is saddened by the unexpected passing of Johanna Gregory. Ms. Gregory was the Tenant Association President of the Hammel Houses Resident Association in Rockaway. In this position, Ms. Gregory…