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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.

Why is CNN Still So Concerned With Black Women's Dating Lives?

Why is CNN Still So Concerned With Black Women’s Dating Lives?

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on August 17 2010, 12:17PM

This time, the culprit is the black church.

Topics: Media

Michigan Football Team Observes Ramadan, Puts NYC to Shame

Michigan Football Team Observes Ramadan, Puts NYC to Shame

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on August 16 2010, 5:45PM

For high schoolers, observing the holy month is about being practical, not overtly political.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Eat, Pray, Love and Leave?

Eat, Pray, Love and Leave?

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on August 16 2010, 4:25PM

Julia Roberts’ new film sheds light on the privileges of being a white woman.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Tea Party Holds Rally at the Border

Tea Party Holds Rally at the Border

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on August 16 2010, 2:52PM

$600 million in border enforcement just ain’t enough, say organizers.

Topics: Immigration, Politics

McWhorter: Banning Racist Cartoons Makes Black Folks Look

McWhorter: Banning Racist Cartoons Makes Black Folks Look “Weak”

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on August 16 2010, 9:30AM

The conservative linguist thinks black television’s made enough progress.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Friday Twitter Break: Meet the Brown Twitter Bird

Friday Twitter Break: Meet the Brown Twitter Bird

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on August 13 2010, 5:48PM

Because not all black folks Tweet the same.

Topics: Technology

Update: The NYPD Just Won't Stop On Frisking

Update: The NYPD Just Won’t Stop On Frisking

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on August 12 2010, 1:00PM

88 percent of those stopped were black and Latino, according to department data.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Prejudice Makes You Crazy, Study Finds

Prejudice Makes You Crazy, Study Finds

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on August 12 2010, 12:35PM

Putting hard data behind an obvious truth.

Topics: Health

Feds on Cold Cases: 109 Problems, But

Feds on Cold Cases: 109 Problems, But “Progress” Ain’t One

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on August 11 2010, 1:13PM

Veteran civil rights reporter Hank Klibanoff rips into DOJ’s crawling investigations.

Topics: Criminal Justice

MLK's Niece: Gay Marriage Is

MLK’s Niece: Gay Marriage Is “Genocide”

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on August 10 2010, 7:31PM

Uses King’s legacy to help build her case.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Interracial Marriage: A Different Perspective

Interracial Marriage: A Different Perspective

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on August 10 2010, 4:05PM

Oliver Wang looks beyond black and white.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

What Meg Whitman Really Needs? White Men.

What Meg Whitman Really Needs? White Men.

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on August 10 2010, 3:10PM

California’s governor’s race may fall along traditional lines.

Topics: 2010 Elections

Wyclef Can't Serenade Critics

Wyclef Can’t Serenade Critics

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on August 9 2010, 6:53PM

The stars have already weighed in on the singer’s run for office. Now we want your thoughts.

Topics: Global Affairs, Haiti

What Prop 8 And SB 1070 Have In Common

What Prop 8 And SB 1070 Have In Common

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on August 9 2010, 5:04PM

New America Media gets at the power of the true power of the law.

Topics: Arizona's SB 1070, Immigration, Prop 8

Voices from Brooklyn: Racial Profiling's Part of Everyday Life Here Play

Voices from Brooklyn: Racial Profiling’s Part of Everyday Life Here

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on August 2 2010, 1:00PM

It’s not just Arizona. ColorLines speaks with young black men in Brownsville, Brooklyn, about living with NYPD’s profiling policy.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Stop and Frisk

Friday Twitter Break: Progress Ain't Quick

Friday Twitter Break: Progress Ain’t Quick

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on July 30 2010, 4:38PM

From Arizona to Capitol Hill, it’s been a tough week.

Topics: Technology

Soundstrike Rages Against Arizona

Soundstrike Rages Against Arizona

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on July 26 2010, 2:56PM

A coalition of big name performers won’t play in Arizona until the state repeals SB 1070.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration

Friday Twitter Break: Journalism's Priorities

Friday Twitter Break: Journalism’s Priorities

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on July 23 2010, 12:06PM

From Sherrod to Lindsay Lohan, it’s this week’s best of the shortest.

Topics: Technology

Fourth Time's A Charm? Obama Jabs GOP on Stalled Jobs Bill Infographic

Fourth Time’s A Charm? Obama Jabs GOP on Stalled Jobs Bill

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

President tells party of no to say yes on extension of unemployment benefits for millions.

Topics: Economy

NY State Makes Cops Stop Collecting Names at Stop-and-Frisk

NY State Makes Cops Stop Collecting Names at Stop-and-Frisk

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on July 16 2010, 12:56PM

Paterson to sign legislation to stop cops from inventorying young people of color who are not arrested or fined.

Topics: Criminal Justice