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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…

Farewell to 2016!

January 11, 2017

2016 was an eventful year for all of us, to say the least. We saw countless black bodies executed at the hands of law enforcement. During the election, we saw…

We’re Hiring!

December 12, 2016

The Rockaway Youth Task Force is growing rapidly and we’re looking to add two new staff members to our team! We’re currently hiring for a Director of Youth Organizing and…