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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…

Celebrating Black History and Excellence in Advocacy: Sojourner Truth

February 13, 2017

In 1851, Isabella Baumfree, self-named Sojourner Truth, addressed a Women’s Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio in defense of women from theological attacks by a group of ministers. Her famous quote…

Celebrating Black History and Excellence in Advocacy: W.E.B DuBois

February 5, 2017

This is the first in a series highlighting African Americans who have demonstrated excellence in advocacy. We choose to celebrate the lives of these individuals who have made a huge…

Thoughts on the Immigration Ban

February 1, 2017

On Sunday morning, I joined a group of people from my community to protest and march against Donald Trump’s immigration ban. We crowded on the bus and were surrounded by…

Thank You President Obama

January 19, 2017

A Letter to My President Dear President Obama, On November 4, 2008, I cried tears of joy as I watched the news announcing your election. The way you carried yourself…