The Rockaway Advocate

The Rockaway Advocate magazine is a citizen journalism project of the Rockaway Youth Task Force based out of Far Rockaway, Queens. In addition to being the only black-led newspaper in Rockaway, the Rockaway Advocate is also a youth program that combines local advocacy with youth development. In today’s world, rarely does mainstream media offer youth of color a platform to tell their own stories and those of their communities. These stories are often ignored, misrepresented, or marginalized. At the Rockaway Advocate, we are changing that narrative.

Visit the Rockaway Advocate website at RockawayAdvocate.news.

PRESS STATEMENT: New Data Show Increase in NYC School Suspensions, Students,...

April 2, 2018

New Data Show Increase in NYC School Suspensions, Students, Parents, Educators Call for Real Investment in Positive Approaches to Discipline Contact: Shoshi Doza, Dignity in Schools Campaign – NY, 347-632-7315,…

From Demolition To Development: Plans For Peninsula Hospital Site

March 1, 2018

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March 1, 2018

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Downtown Far Rockaway Street Renamed To Honor The Late Manny Fiallo, Jr.

March 1, 2018

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Trump’s First State Of The Union

March 1, 2018

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