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

Rockaway’s School to Prison Pipeline

September 16, 2017

As the school year gears up, millions of students and teachers head back to the classroom. Supplies are purchased, goals are set, and learning begins. The routine is familiar, but…

Trooper Tikey Uses Music to Test the Limits

September 1, 2017

At 21 years old, how many of us could say we founded an entertainment company, produced and rapped on multiple albums, met Rick Ross, and earned a college degree? Well…

Girls Trip Is One Ride You Don’t Want to Miss!

September 1, 2017

If you haven’t seen Girls Trip by now, stop what you’re doing, find your nearest theater, and hope that it’s still playing in your city. Starring Regina Hall, Queen Latifah,…

Inaugural Rockaway Caribbean Carnival a Huge Success

September 1, 2017

On Saturday, August 19th, Far Rockaway grooved to the sounds of steel drum music and was mesmerized by the sight of colorful costumes. This could only mean one thing: Carnival…

Trump’s Presidency: A Brief Overview

September 1, 2017

At the end of this month, Americans will have lived under the Trump presidency for 250 days. At this time last year, many Americans could only imagine what a Trump…

Rockaway Rezoning Clears Another Hurdle

September 1, 2017

On Monday, August 21, 2017, the City Council Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises approved a revised version of the Downtown Far Rockaway Rezoning and Revitalization plan. Submitted by the Economic…

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