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 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

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

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

Topics: Jobs Crisis, Economy

Gil Scott-Heron Hits A Nerve With New Video

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on Oct 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 "Socialist Communist Plot"

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on Oct 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?

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

Democrats, of course, don't think so.

Topics: Politics

School Suspensions Skyrocket for Black and Latino Students

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on Sep 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

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on Sep 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

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on Sep 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

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on Sep 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: "They're Not Acting This Way Because We Suck"

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on Sep 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

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

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