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

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

Gil Scott-Heron Hits A Nerve With New Video

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

Beck: One Nation's "Socialist Communist Plot"

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

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

Democrats, of course, don’t think so.

School Suspensions Skyrocket for Black and Latino Students

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

Capitol Hill Gives Stephen Colbert the Cold Shoulder

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

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

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

Tough Economic Prospects for Newly Released Inmates

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

Van Jones: "They're Not Acting This Way Because We Suck"

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

Progressives Plan March to Counter Glenn Beck's Hype

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

Hey Arizona, Looks Like Boycotts Are Bad for Business!

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

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

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

Imam: Park51 Essential for Waging Peace

But is assimilation the only way forward?

Melissa Harris-Lacewell Speaks at Facing Race

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

Tyler Perry Typecasts White Folks, Too

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

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

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

MLB Still Refuses to Move Arizona All-Star Game

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.

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

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

Pocahontas Gets a Makeover in New Video Mash-Up

If only the real thing were just as good.

Sean Bell's Widow May Run for Queens City Council

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