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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.

South Asians Still Shopping for Designer Baby Boys

South Asians Still Shopping for Designer Baby Boys

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on September 1 2010, 5:03PM

For some, it’s never an issue of choice.

Topics: Health

Mexico's Miss Universe Favors Marriage Equality

Mexico’s Miss Universe Favors Marriage Equality

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on September 1 2010, 2:04PM

Beauty queen she’s “absolutely against discrimination.”

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Glenn Beck Launches Political News Website

Glenn Beck Launches Political News Website

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on September 1 2010, 11:49AM

Beck’s biggest concern? His bottom line.

Topics: Politics

Did Charter Schools Save New Orleans After Katrina?

Did Charter Schools Save New Orleans After Katrina?

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on August 31 2010, 2:27PM

Today only 38,000 students are enrolled in New Orleans schools, compared with 65,000 in the year before Katrina.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Brooklyn Celebrates MJ's Birthday, and We Dig In the MJ Archive

Brooklyn Celebrates MJ’s Birthday, and We Dig In the MJ Archive

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on August 31 2010, 10:23AM

A party in the park, and a video from ColorLines contributor Tammy Johnson.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Beck's 'Restoring Honor' Rally, in Perspective

Beck’s ‘Restoring Honor’ Rally, in Perspective

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on August 30 2010, 2:51PM

Beck’s recent efforts clearly pale in comparison to the history he’s trying to hijack.

Topics: Glenn Beck, Politics

Media Matters Rounds Up Glenn Beck's Most Racist Moments

Media Matters Rounds Up Glenn Beck’s Most Racist Moments

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on August 28 2010, 1:29PM

Low moments in Beck’s effort to “reclaim” the civil rights movement.

Topics: Glenn Beck, Media

Study: Cable News Fueled

Study: Cable News Fueled “Ground Zero Mosque” Debate

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on August 27 2010, 6:03PM

Newspapers only devoted 3% of their newshole to the subject.

Topics: Media, Mosque Mania

Feds Talk About Prisoner Sex Abuse, But Don't Act

Feds Talk About Prisoner Sex Abuse, But Don’t Act

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on August 27 2010, 2:21PM

Attorney General Eric Holder regrets missing deadline to institute changes.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Wyclef Just Won't Face The Music

Wyclef Just Won’t Face The Music

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on August 26 2010, 4:14PM

Now he’s made a protest song to appeal to the masses.

Topics: Global Affairs, Haiti

John Amaechi: Outing Pro Athletes Won't Win Political Power

John Amaechi: Outing Pro Athletes Won’t Win Political Power

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on August 26 2010, 11:29AM

For former pro baller John Amaechi, the road to equality is far more difficult.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

NYPD Declines Hometown Meeting on Racial Profiling

NYPD Declines Hometown Meeting on Racial Profiling

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on August 25 2010, 5:09PM

Meanwhile, department’s nationwide take a step toward progressive change.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Glenn Beck Turns MLK's Dream to Nightmare on Anniversary

Glenn Beck Turns MLK’s Dream to Nightmare on Anniversary

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on August 25 2010, 1:58PM

Talk show host plans to hold rally with Sarah Palin to rally his conservative base.

Topics: Politics

Desperate Housewives and

Desperate Housewives and “Salon Unity”

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on August 25 2010, 12:11PM

How do you confront subtle racism in social situations?

Topics: Arts & Culture

SB 1070 Protestors Take a Swing at Major League Baseball

SB 1070 Protestors Take a Swing at Major League Baseball

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on August 24 2010, 4:03PM

Are sports a legit site of political struggle?

Topics: Immigration

Hate Speech Flourishes Online

Hate Speech Flourishes Online

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on August 24 2010, 2:10PM

There’s a fine line between hate speech and legit critique on the Web.

Topics: Technology

Friday Twitter Break: Presidents, Mosques and People We Wish Would Go Away

Friday Twitter Break: Presidents, Mosques and People We Wish Would Go Away

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on August 20 2010, 5:16PM

Dr. Laura just won’t quit, and neither will Wyclef.

Topics: Technology

Caller Hangs Up On Dr. Laura's Apology

Caller Hangs Up On Dr. Laura’s Apology

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on August 20 2010, 5:00PM

Talk show host’s apology falls on deaf ears.

Topics: Media

NYPD Shoots Man 23 Times, Then Hits Him With 3 Weapons Charges

NYPD Shoots Man 23 Times, Then Hits Him With 3 Weapons Charges

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on August 19 2010, 1:02PM

And he still faces a possible charge of attempted murder.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Roundup of SB 1070 Protest Songs

Roundup of SB 1070 Protest Songs

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on August 18 2010, 5:16PM

Here’s a roundup of protest songs to add to your playlist.

Topics: Immigration