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Naima Ramos-Chapman

Naima Ramos-Chapman
Naima is a journalism intern with ColorLines. She believes that writing coupled with education and activism is the key to advance social change. Since working with ColorLines she has written on race, gender, and immigration. Naima graduated from Brooklyn College in Spring 2010 with a B.A. in Journalism (Print) with a concentration in Television and Radio. During her time at Brooklyn College, Naima contributed to both school newspapers, the Kingsman and The Excelsior as well as the CUNY blog NYcitywatch.org. Prior to interning at ColorLines, Naima sat on the advisory board of New York City's Youth Voter Collective, an organization of youth activists from across the country that mobilized youth and college students to participate in the 2008 presidential elections.

A Generation of Black Youth Is Losing Its Future in the Jobs Crisis Play

A Generation of Black Youth Is Losing Its Future in the Jobs Crisis

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on November 18 2010, 10:14AM

Even among college grads, the racial disparity in joblessness is stunning. The consequences are longterm.

Topics: Economy, Jobs Crisis

Gil Scott-Heron Hits A Nerve With New Video

Gil Scott-Heron Hits A Nerve With New Video

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on October 4 2010, 7:24PM

The legendary poet’s back, and has got a bone to pick with the Big Apple.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Beck: One Nation's

Beck: One Nation’s “Socialist Communist Plot”

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on October 1 2010, 2:15PM

The talk show host get antsy over progressives stealing his thunder.

Topics: Media

Will Rubio's Spanish-language Ad Lure Latino Voters?

Will Rubio’s Spanish-language Ad Lure Latino Voters?

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on October 1 2010, 11:01AM

Democrats, of course, don’t think so.

Topics: Politics

School Suspensions Skyrocket for Black and Latino Students

School Suspensions Skyrocket for Black and Latino Students

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on September 30 2010, 4:10PM

School suspensions may be setting black students on a course, and it’s not to class.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Capitol Hill Gives Stephen Colbert the Cold Shoulder

Capitol Hill Gives Stephen Colbert the Cold Shoulder

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on September 30 2010, 3:12PM

Not everyone thought the comedian’s testimony on Capitol Hill was funny.

Topics: Media

It's Official: Lax Gun Control Laws Lead to More Crime

It’s Official: Lax Gun Control Laws Lead to More Crime

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on September 30 2010, 1:40PM

A new report may put programs like New York’s controversial stop and frisk under new scrutiny.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Tough Economic Prospects for Newly Released Inmates

Tough Economic Prospects for Newly Released Inmates

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on September 30 2010, 12:54PM

Black men find it more difficult than any other demographic to get moving in tough economy.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Van Jones: Play

Van Jones: “They’re Not Acting This Way Because We Suck”

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on September 30 2010, 12:32PM

Four of the movement’s biggest thinkers plot the way forward after a trying political year.

Topics: Facing Race 2010

Progressives Plan March to Counter Glenn Beck's Hype

Progressives Plan March to Counter Glenn Beck’s Hype

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on September 29 2010, 4:00PM

Nearly 400 groups plan a massive weekend rally on Capitol Hill.

Topics:

Hey Arizona, Looks Like Boycotts Are Bad for Business!

Hey Arizona, Looks Like Boycotts Are Bad for Business!

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on September 28 2010, 2:05PM

The state’s tourism agency warns that SB 1070 protests could impact the economy for years.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration

Divisible, Under God: Texas Schools Ban

Divisible, Under God: Texas Schools Ban “Anti-Christian” Books

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on September 27 2010, 6:18PM

While the rest of the nation tries to move forward on education, Texas takes a giant leap back.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Imam: Park51 Essential for Waging Peace

Imam: Park51 Essential for Waging Peace

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on September 27 2010, 10:52AM

But is assimilation the only way forward?

Topics:

Melissa Harris-Lacewell Speaks at Facing Race

Melissa Harris-Lacewell Speaks at Facing Race

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on September 25 2010, 9:09AM

Her keynote address breaks down teachable moments in not-so post-race America.

Topics: Facing Race 2010

Tyler Perry Typecasts White Folks, Too

Tyler Perry Typecasts White Folks, Too

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on September 3 2010, 7:42PM

Though the black characters were bad? These might just be worse.

Topics: Media

Friday Twitter Break: War, Hip-Hop, and Lots of Bite

Friday Twitter Break: War, Hip-Hop, and Lots of Bite

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on September 3 2010, 5:58PM

Oh, and don’t forget to register for Facing Race!

Topics: Media

MLB Still Refuses to Move Arizona All-Star Game

MLB Still Refuses to Move Arizona All-Star Game

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on September 3 2010, 5:33PM

Whether or not the MLB decides to cooperate or not, players, fans, musicians and others say they’ll continue to boycott Arizona until the law is repealed.

Topics: Immigration

BET Tackles Women in Hip-Hop, And We're Not Cringing

BET Tackles Women in Hip-Hop, And We’re Not Cringing

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on September 3 2010, 4:01PM

From craft to technique, the station’s new documentary’s asking old questions to a new audience.

Topics: Media

Pocahontas Gets a Makeover in New Video Mash-Up

Pocahontas Gets a Makeover in New Video Mash-Up

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on September 2 2010, 5:42PM

If only the real thing were just as good.

Topics: Media

Sean Bell's Widow May Run for Queens City Council

Sean Bell’s Widow May Run for Queens City Council

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on September 2 2010, 1:50PM

Nicole Paultre-Bell’s reportedly got most of the borough in her corner.

Topics: Politics

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