The Rockaway Advocate

The Rockaway Advocate is a two-part project that gives RYTF members the opportunity to engage seriously with the media. The first part is the RYTF Blog. The online blog gives RYTF a chance to add to commentary on current events and related topics at an organizational level. The second part is a monthly newspaper written by RYTF youth with the support of RYTF staff. Both projects serve to give members and organizers a platform to dissect and share information in our community through a structured program. The program also allows RYTF youth to gain useful skills in journalism and reporting. If you are interested in learning more or writing for The Rockaway Advocate, please contact

A Train Of The Future

January 4, 2018

We take the train because we are New Yorkers. We are New Yorkers because we take the train. When it runs, we fly, and when it stops, we break. Nothing…

A Tale Of Two Parties: De Blasio’s District 32 Town Hall

January 4, 2018

On December 5th, 2017, Council Member Eric Ulrich hosted a Town Hall with Mayor Bill de Blasio for Council District 32 in Belle Harbor. Lasting a little under 3 hours,…

The Whitewashed Radicalism of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 4, 2018

Graceful. Humble. Steadfast. Intelligent. Compassionate. These are all terms used to describe Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Even today, nearly 50 years after his assassination, most Americans are hard pressed…

101st Precinct Community Council Elects New President

January 4, 2018

The first thing you notice about Victor Bomoah is his kind smile. It’s a perfect introduction to the kind of man Victor is. In his own words, Victor is a…

We’re Losing Our Schools

January 3, 2018

On December 18th, 2017, days before students began winter break, the New York City Department of Education announced it would close or merge fourteen of its Renewal schools, reorganize six…

A Call To Our Adult Allies

January 3, 2018

“When I joined the Rockaway Youth Task Force, I expected to learn about social justice issues and help educate others, maybe I could even go to a rally. What I…

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