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Julianne Hing

Julianne Hing
Julianne Hing Reporter / Blogger
Oakland, CA

Julianne Hing is a reporter and blogger for Colorines.com covering immigration, education, criminal justice, and occasionally fashion and pop culture. In 2009 Julianne was the recipient of USC Annenberg's Institute for Justice and Journalism fellowship, which funded a reporting project on the impacts of criminal deportation on immigrant families. She has covered police brutality issues from Oakland to New Orleans and in the summer of 2010 reported for Colorlines from the courtroom where Oscar Grant's killer, BART cop Johannes Mehserle, faced trial. Julianne became politically active in high school, and started organizing students in college around access and affordability issues. She earned her B.A. in social ecology at the University of California, Irvine, where she edited Jaded magazine, named 2007 Publication of the Year by Campus Progress. Julianne’s writing has appeared on AlterNet, Truthout, Hyphen Magazine's blog, The American Prospect's blog TAPPED and Ta-Nehisi Coates' blog at The Atlantic, Racialicious, The Root and New America Media.

Julianne tweets at @juliannehing.

Kid President's Got a Plan to Fix U.S. Education [VIDEO]

Kid President’s Got a Plan to Fix U.S. Education [VIDEO]

by Julianne Hing on June 5 2013, 5:08PM

Kid President and a cast of adorable kids address the opportunity agenda in a new video produced by SoulPancake for the Opportunity to Learn Campaign.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Brittney Griner's Nike Contract Just the Latest of Her Barrier-Breaking Moves

Brittney Griner’s Nike Contract Just the Latest of Her Barrier-Breaking Moves

by Julianne Hing on June 3 2013, 5:14PM

What’s the WNBA rookie’s fashion sense got to do with cultural change? Everything, it turns out.

Topics: /NOW, Sports

Correction: The Common App Hasn't Changed Its College Application Materials for Undocumented Students

Correction: The Common App Hasn’t Changed Its College Application Materials for Undocumented Students

by Julianne Hing on June 3 2013, 2:28PM

The common college application accepted by more than 400 colleges will stop discriminating against undocumented students, starting this fall.

Topics: /NOW

Young Black Women Led 2012 Youth Voter Turnout

Young Black Women Led 2012 Youth Voter Turnout

by Julianne Hing on May 22 2013, 12:50PM

Youth voter turnout was down in 2012, but young black women led the charge of those who did turn out to the polls.

Topics: 2012 Election, /NOW

Watch 9-Yr-Old Asean Johnson Fire Up Protesters to Fight School Closures

Watch 9-Yr-Old Asean Johnson Fire Up Protesters to Fight School Closures

by Julianne Hing on May 21 2013, 3:31PM

Nine-year-old Asean Johnson may need to stand up on a chair to be seen above the podium from which he speaks, but he holds in him a wisdom and fire well beyond his years. Watch him address the crowds that…

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

On the Street: UndocuAsians Come Out [Photos]

On the Street: UndocuAsians Come Out [Photos]

by Julianne Hing on May 17 2013, 3:49PM

Asian-American undocumented youth share their stories in a bold social media project, and invite the community to share theirs.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Immigration, /NOW

5 Facts You Should Know About Bay Area Muslims

5 Facts You Should Know About Bay Area Muslims

by Julianne Hing on May 17 2013, 2:03PM

A brand new report takes a look at one of the nation’s largest concentrations of Muslims.

Topics: /NOW

Columbia Doesn't Feel So Great About Its Whites-Only Fellowship

Columbia Doesn’t Feel So Great About Its Whites-Only Fellowship

by Julianne Hing on May 15 2013, 2:26PM

It only took them 93 years to get around to challenging the endowment.

Topics: /NOW

Victory for Seattle Teachers' Testing Boycott: High School MAP Test Optional Next Year

Victory for Seattle Teachers’ Testing Boycott: High School MAP Test Optional Next Year

by Julianne Hing on May 15 2013, 2:22PM

The resistance in Seattle is but one pocket of the growing backlash against the misuse and overuse of standardized tests.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Parent Trigger Hits Again in Los Angeles’ Watts Public School

by Julianne Hing on May 14 2013, 6:30AM

The controversial school reform tactic is picking up steam as it moves through Southern California.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

W. Kamau Bell Hits the Street to Ask: What’d You Like to Say to a White Person? [VIDEO]

by Julianne Hing on May 10 2013, 1:17PM

Is there anything you’d add?

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Margaret Cho, Alice Walker and 100 More Artists Call for Humane Immigration Reform

Margaret Cho, Alice Walker and 100 More Artists Call for Humane Immigration Reform

by Julianne Hing on May 8 2013, 1:05PM

Their statement comes just as the Senate takes up its immigration bill.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Immigration Reform, /NOW

La. Supreme Court: School Voucher Program Funding Is Unconstitutional

La. Supreme Court: School Voucher Program Funding Is Unconstitutional

by Julianne Hing on May 7 2013, 1:22PM

It’s a serious setback for Gov. Bobby Jindal, and his ambitious corporate-driven school reform agenda.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

This May Day, Support Bangladeshi Workers With More Than Just Boycotts

by Julianne Hing on May 1 2013, 4:27PM

International Workers Day coincides with ongoing fallout from the latest deadly factory accident in Bangladesh.

Topics: /NOW

After Dorner's Allegations of Racism, LAPD Chief Now Says He Can't Review Fired Cops' Cases

After Dorner’s Allegations of Racism, LAPD Chief Now Says He Can’t Review Fired Cops’ Cases

by Julianne Hing on April 30 2013, 2:37PM

The LAPD is trying to tie up loose ends after Ex-LAPD cop Christopher Dorner went on a shooting rampage in February, and called out the LAPD for rampant racism.

Topics: /NOW

L.A. Food Culture Offers a Glimpse Into 'The New America'

L.A. Food Culture Offers a Glimpse Into ‘The New America’

by Julianne Hing on April 26 2013, 6:00AM

The U.S. will be “majority-minority” in a few decades, but in the City of Angels the future is now. In fact, you can literally taste it.

Topics: Arts & Culture, How We Eat

UC Irvine Asian-American Frat's Awful Blackface Video As Bad As It Sounds

UC Irvine Asian-American Frat’s Awful Blackface Video As Bad As It Sounds

by Julianne Hing on April 25 2013, 3:12PM

There are no excuses. But this isn’t the first time Lambda Theta Delta’s been down this road.

Topics: /NOW

Over 100 Chicago Students Boycott Standardized Test to Protest School Closures

Over 100 Chicago Students Boycott Standardized Test to Protest School Closures

by Julianne Hing on April 25 2013, 1:18PM

Chicago students join parents, lawmakers and educators around the country fed up with punitive testing regimes.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

George Takei: My Internment Taught Me Civil Liberties Don't Defend Themselves

George Takei: My Internment Taught Me Civil Liberties Don’t Defend Themselves

by Julianne Hing on April 22 2013, 2:31PM

The actor and activist traveled to Arkansas to dedicate a brand new museum built near the internment camp where Takei and his family were held during World War II.

Topics: /NOW

Mapping the Backlash Against High-Stakes Testing [Infographic] Infographic

Mapping the Backlash Against High-Stakes Testing [Infographic]

by Julianne Hing on April 19 2013, 6:00AM

Public school parents, educators and now even lawmakers around the country are fed up with standardized testing that can determine whether kids graduate, teachers lose their jobs, and schools remain open. Here’s a visual survey of major actions.

Topics: Schools & Youth