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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.

Feds Take Over New York's Troubled Youth Prisons

Feds Take Over New York’s Troubled Youth Prisons

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on July 16 2010, 11:19AM

Advocates say it’s a start, but kids with mental health needs ought to be in treatment, not lock up.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Argentina Legalizes Gay Marriage

Argentina Legalizes Gay Marriage

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on July 15 2010, 3:26PM

The country passes marriage equality law while the U.S. mainstream gay rights movement lags on.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Global Affairs

Bud Selig Says Baseball Isn't Politics, Even in Arizona

Bud Selig Says Baseball Isn’t Politics, Even in Arizona

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on July 14 2010, 6:45PM

But boycott organizers see progress: They’ve forced him to respond, if not yet act.

Topics: Immigration

Invest in Immigrants for Economic Longevity, says OECD

Invest in Immigrants for Economic Longevity, says OECD

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on July 14 2010, 10:00AM

For top nations to get higher return during economy turnaround, they must invest in immigration.

Topics: Economy, Immigration

We Won't Play in Arizona, Say Latino Baseball All Stars

We Won’t Play in Arizona, Say Latino Baseball All Stars

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on July 13 2010, 12:37PM

The AP reports on a growing list of players who’ve said they’ll skip next year’s All Star Game if it remains in the Grand Canyon State.

Topics: Immigration

World Cup: France No Match For Integration

World Cup: France No Match For Integration

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on July 7 2010, 8:15PM

Reaction to the team’s implosion revealed just how tense race relations have grown.

Topics:

More States Eye Domestic Worker Rights Bills

More States Eye Domestic Worker Rights Bills

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on July 7 2010, 3:06PM

California’s next up to pass a domestic workers bill of rights.

Topics:

Caster Semenya is Woman Enough for the IAAF, After All

Caster Semenya is Woman Enough for the IAAF, After All

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on July 6 2010, 5:13PM

IAAF says South African runner Caster Semenya can compete as a female, but it’ll continue its bizarre gender “tests.”

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Violence is Not Justice, Says Oscar Grant PSA

Violence is Not Justice, Says Oscar Grant PSA

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on July 2 2010, 1:33PM

PSA pushes for peace should Johannes Mehserle be found not guilty of any charges in Grant’s killing.

Topics: Oscar Grant Trial

Michelle Obama to Talk Obesity at NAACP Convention

Michelle Obama to Talk Obesity at NAACP Convention

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on June 30 2010, 11:48AM

Michelle Obama will ask for help on her obesity campaign at the NAACP’s gathering this summer.

Topics: Health

Civil Rights Groups Not as Hot for Kagan as She Is for Marshall

Civil Rights Groups Not as Hot for Kagan as She Is for Marshall

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on June 29 2010, 4:33PM

Endorsements come with qualifications, if at all.

Topics: Elena Kagan

Learn Your Status for National HIV Testing Day

Learn Your Status for National HIV Testing Day

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on June 28 2010, 6:26PM

African Americans represent half of all new HIV infections. Here’s a tool to find a testing site near you. Look up yours and pass it on.

Topics: Health