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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.

Walmart Worker Strike Spreads to Maryland, Texas

Walmart Worker Strike Spreads to Maryland, Texas

by Julianne Hing on October 9 2012, 12:20PM

Workers say even Walmart’s intimidation tactics won’t keep them silent.

Topics: /NOW

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck Won’t Hand Over Low Level Arrestees to Immigration Officials

by Julianne Hing on October 5 2012, 4:01PM

Los Angeles, home to 750,000 immigrants, could see a big shift in immigration enforcement soon.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

The Real Audience for 'Won't Back Down' May Not Have Been Moviegoers

The Real Audience for ‘Won’t Back Down’ May Not Have Been Moviegoers

by Julianne Hing on October 5 2012, 10:15AM

The movie has been a flop in box office sales. But backers of the controversial “parent trigger” school reform movement are taking their most powerful organizing tool on a tour of their own.

Topics: Education Reform, Schools & Youth

In Historic Move, Walmart Workers Across Los Angeles Walk Off the Job

In Historic Move, Walmart Workers Across Los Angeles Walk Off the Job

by Julianne Hing on October 4 2012, 1:13PM

Workers say the retail giant is retaliating against workers who are trying to organize.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Plenty of Common Ground in Obama and Romney's Ed Reform Pitches

Plenty of Common Ground in Obama and Romney’s Ed Reform Pitches

by Julianne Hing on October 4 2012, 12:14PM

Surprise, surprise. When it comes to school reform, Republicans and Democrats agree on quite a bit.

Topics: Education Reform, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Undocubus Headed to Calif. to Urge Gov. Brown to Sign TRUST Act

by Julianne Hing on September 28 2012, 1:31PM

The governor has until September 30 to sign or veto the bill, which supporters call an anti-Arizona bill.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Hollywood Takes Up School Reform's Latest Agenda in 'Won't Back Down'

Hollywood Takes Up School Reform’s Latest Agenda in ‘Won’t Back Down’

by Julianne Hing on September 26 2012, 10:18AM

“Won’t Back Down” is a new film made with the help of billionaire school reform backers could alter the national dialgoue on school reform.

Topics: Education Reform, Schools & Youth

At Towson Univ., A Student Makes His Case for a White Student Union

At Towson Univ., A Student Makes His Case for a White Student Union

by Julianne Hing on September 19 2012, 10:04AM

A university in Maryland must tackle thorny questions of race, but trying to avoid the topic altogether.

Topics: Schools & Youth

The School Reform Showdown in the Chicago Arne Duncan Left Behind

The School Reform Showdown in the Chicago Arne Duncan Left Behind

by Julianne Hing on September 14 2012, 9:37AM

The teachers strike in Obama’s hometown is an uncomfortable referendum on his education agenda

Topics: Schools & Youth

A Chicago Teacher Explains: Why I'm Striking

A Chicago Teacher Explains: Why I’m Striking

by Julianne Hing on September 10 2012, 11:43AM

Chicago schoolteacher Xian Barrett says classroom conditions are unfair to teachers—and students.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Are For-Profit Colleges the Answer for Black Students?

Are For-Profit Colleges the Answer for Black Students?

by Julianne Hing on September 10 2012, 10:20AM

The for-profit industry is taking in students who’ve been locked out of higher education. What’s the problem with that?

Topics: Schools & Youth

Basketball Coaches and Starbucks Push For Affirmative Action

Basketball Coaches and Starbucks Push For Affirmative Action

by Julianne Hing on August 22 2012, 11:00AM

Without affirmative action the only black and Latino faces on college campuses could be those of student athletes, and that’s unacceptable, college basketball coaches warn.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Jan Brewer Orders Arizona DREAMers Barred From Public Benefits

Jan Brewer Orders Arizona DREAMers Barred From Public Benefits

by Julianne Hing on August 16 2012, 8:48AM

The Arizona governor is at it again.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Our Aunties' Best Tips to Beat the Summer Heat

Our Aunties’ Best Tips to Beat the Summer Heat

by Julianne Hing on August 10 2012, 10:30AM

Find yourself an empty gourd, a place to nap, or a frozen watermelon, and lay very, very still.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Summer

Wisconsin Sikh Gurdwara Shooter Talked of 'Racial Holy War'

Wisconsin Sikh Gurdwara Shooter Talked of ‘Racial Holy War’

by Julianne Hing on August 7 2012, 11:15AM

The more authorities find out about Wade Michael Page, the worse it gets.

Topics: /NOW

Gabby Douglas Too Busy Competing to Care What You Think About Her Hair

Gabby Douglas Too Busy Competing to Care What You Think About Her Hair

by Julianne Hing on August 6 2012, 5:31PM

“You might as well stop talking about it,” the Olympic champion said.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, Olympics

Today’s the Voting Rights Act’s Birthday. What’s It to You?

by Julianne Hing on August 6 2012, 5:01PM

“We cannot — we must not— refuse to protect the right of Americans to vote in any election in which they may desire to participate,” President Johnson said 47 years ago.

Topics: /NOW, Voter Suppression

Wisconsin Sikh Temple Shooter Bought His 9MM Gun Legally

Wisconsin Sikh Temple Shooter Bought His 9MM Gun Legally

by Julianne Hing on August 6 2012, 2:22PM

As did the shooter in the Aurora movie theater attack.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

State Legislatures Passed 20% Fewer Immigration Laws in 2012

by Julianne Hing on August 6 2012, 1:51PM

Is the anti-immigrant state lawmaking spree on the wane?

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Jeremy Lin on the Upside of Others' Low Expectations

Jeremy Lin on the Upside of Others’ Low Expectations

by Julianne Hing on August 6 2012, 1:32PM

The NBA still seems not to know what to do with the Asian American star, and Lin doesn’t seem to mind.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, Sports