As passengers depart the A Train at Mott Avenue in Far Rockaway, they’re greeted by the dilapidated sight of the Thriftway Shopping Center. The once-vibrant marketplace is now a constant reminder of what happens when communities are forgotten, and their people are ignored.Read More
After law school, I started working for a local State Senator, and after working for her for maybe six months, I took a job as the Executive Director for the New York State Black and Puerto Rican Legislative Caucus, which is comprised of all the legislators of color throughout the State of New York.Read More
The tragic events at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida has sparked a fierce national debate around gun reform and school safety, and it is young people who have have risen up and forced that conversation to the forefront.
The only subway line connecting the Rockaway peninsula to New York City is the A train. Rockaway residents, especially those on the east end, rely on the A train as their only way of transportation to Manhattan and West Brooklyn.Read More
The Root is an online magazine devoted to black culture, politics, and news. Each year they select 25 young people under the age of 25 that have made significant differences in their communities in a variety of capacities.Read More
After an intense, coordinated community effort, the Panel for Educational Policy (PEP) voted on February 28th to keep PS/MS 42 Robert Vernam School in Arverne and MS 53 Brian Piccolo Middle School in Far Rockaway open.Read More