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Raven Rakia

freelance journalist. filmmaker: @kimanifilm, @1181documentary. #witchbloc nappy hair, never cared.

My Stories

Resisting One Newark

Raven Rakia on May 28, 2014

On Tuesday, May 20, 2014, the Newark Students Union (NSU) called for a rally on 2 Cedar Street, at the Board of Education building. As their supporters rallied outside, nine high school students from the NSU entered the building where...

Andy Lopez, Police Brutality, and Silencing Youth Anger

Raven Rakia on December 13, 2013

Police brutality resistance has sprung up in Santa Rosa, California. In October and November, the town saw  marches, forums and meetings to address the police slaying of a 13-year-old boy. On October 29, the first march, hundreds of kids walked...