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

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Finding Balance

March 1, 2018

We have often been critical of how the mainstream media has covered our community in the past, particularly incidents of violence. A simple google search of Far Rockaway news brings…

The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)

March 1, 2018

For as long as a person has been able to formulate an opinion, there have been people who have disagreed with them and spoken out against it. Advocacy and organizing…

Black Panther Movie Review

March 1, 2018

Even before it’s release, Black Panther was already breaking records! Marvel’s latest juggernaut broke Fandango’s presale ticket record for Marvel Cinematic Universe films within 24 hours of going on sale.…

Local Artist Feature : Khalil Fade

March 1, 2018

Khalil Fade wants to change the world. It’s no small task for anyone, but this 24-year-old is passionate about making a difference through music. The Rockaway-based artist uses his talents…

Urban Upbound

March 1, 2018

Founded in 2004 by Bishop Mitchell Taylor, Urban Upbound (formerly East River Development Alliance) is an innovative community development organization with the mission of breaking cycles of poverty in New…

Edgemere Native Is Top Pick For NFL Draft

February 28, 2018

Channel View graduate Folorunsu Fatukasi, or “Foley”, has emerged as a top pick in this year’s NFL draft. Fatusaki was the first player to go directly to a Division I…