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Julianne Hing

Julianne Hing
Julianne Hing Reporter / Blogger
Oakland, CA

Julianne Hing is a reporter and blogger for Colorlines.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 Workers Take Back Shopping Holiday with Black Friday Actions

Walmart Workers Take Back Shopping Holiday with Black Friday Actions

by Julianne Hing on November 29 2013, 7:00AM

Black Friday isn’t just about shopping anymore.

Topics: Black Friday, Economy, Walmart

UCLA Will Investigate Black Judge's Complaint of Excessive Force

UCLA Will Investigate Black Judge’s Complaint of Excessive Force

by Julianne Hing on November 26 2013, 2:05PM

His attorney asked: “Do you think this would have happened if he was a white judge?”

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

A Portrait of a Town Where Attacking Latinos Was Sport

A Portrait of a Town Where Attacking Latinos Was Sport

by Julianne Hing on November 26 2013, 7:00AM

Journalist Mirta Ojito revisits the brutal killing of Marcelo Lucero in her new book, ‘Hunting Season.’

Topics: Immigration

Walmart Strikes Spread to Miami Ahead of Black Friday Protests

Walmart Strikes Spread to Miami Ahead of Black Friday Protests

by Julianne Hing on November 25 2013, 3:56PM

The countdown to Black Friday is on.

Topics: Economy, /NOW, Walmart

Philly Students Turn Current School Crisis Into Art

Philly Students Turn Current School Crisis Into Art

by Julianne Hing on November 19 2013, 5:18PM

Students in Philly public schools are drawing inspiration from the budget crisis surrounding them.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, Schools & Youth

National Labor Relations Board: Walmart 'Unlawfully Threatened' Workers

National Labor Relations Board: Walmart ‘Unlawfully Threatened’ Workers

by Julianne Hing on November 19 2013, 3:48PM

The federal agency will pursue charges against the retail giant.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Walmart and Forever21 Truckers Strike in Los Angeles

Walmart and Forever21 Truckers Strike in Los Angeles

by Julianne Hing on November 18 2013, 1:01PM

Port of Los Angeles-based truck drivers who deliver goods to Walmart, Forever21 and Costco are going on strike today.

Topics: Economy, /NOW, Walmart

Eight Greatest Hits from W. Kamau Bell's 'Totally Biased'

Eight Greatest Hits from W. Kamau Bell’s ‘Totally Biased’

by Julianne Hing on November 18 2013, 11:08AM

A look back at Kamau Bell’s wonderful show.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Walmart Worker Arrested in Protest Explains Why She Took the Risk

Walmart Worker Arrested in Protest Explains Why She Took the Risk

by Julianne Hing on November 15 2013, 12:00PM

Evelin Cruz is one of 54 Los Angeles-area workers who blocked an intersection and got arrested protesting Walmart’s poor wages and labor practices. Here’s why she took a chance with her livelihood.

Topics: Economy, Walmart

One Asian-American Mom Breaks the Silence About Postpartum Depression

One Asian-American Mom Breaks the Silence About Postpartum Depression

by Julianne Hing on November 14 2013, 9:00AM

Sharline Chiang chips away at the stigma around Asian Americans and mental illness.

Topics: Health, /NOW

Appeals Court Rehears Key Affirmative Action Case Fisher v. Texas

Appeals Court Rehears Key Affirmative Action Case Fisher v. Texas

by Julianne Hing on November 13 2013, 3:53PM

It’s been a busy year for affirmative action.

Topics: Affirmative Action, /NOW

Dispatch From Philadelphia: The Brutal End of Public Education

Dispatch From Philadelphia: The Brutal End of Public Education

by Julianne Hing on November 13 2013, 7:00AM

This is what austerity and “reform” look like.

Topics: Dispatches, Schools & Youth

Michelle Obama Takes First Steps Into the World of Education Policy

Michelle Obama Takes First Steps Into the World of Education Policy

by Julianne Hing on November 12 2013, 5:04PM

What could go wrong with that?

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

This Veteran's Day, Deported Servicemembers Speak Out

This Veteran’s Day, Deported Servicemembers Speak Out

by Julianne Hing on November 11 2013, 6:14PM

And this is how the U.S. pays them back for their service.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Lessons on the School-to-Prison Pipeline, From The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Lessons on the School-to-Prison Pipeline, From The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

by Julianne Hing on November 11 2013, 3:50PM

Now this is the story all about how… young students of color today are unfairly suspended, expelled and arrested with harsh zero-tolerance policies.

Topics: /NOW, School-to-Prison, Schools & Youth

54 Arrested in Los Angeles During Walmart Protest

54 Arrested in Los Angeles During Walmart Protest

by Julianne Hing on November 8 2013, 1:33PM

Organizers are calling it the largest act of civil disobedience in Walmart history.

Topics: Economy, /NOW, Walmart

Report: When It Comes to College Degrees, Latinos in Calif. at the Bottom

Report: When It Comes to College Degrees, Latinos in Calif. at the Bottom

by Julianne Hing on November 7 2013, 3:52PM

Despite big strides in educational attainment, Latinos in California still lag behind their ppers.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Should a Spitball Be a Misdemeanor? Broward County, Fla. Schools Say No More

Should a Spitball Be a Misdemeanor? Broward County, Fla. Schools Say No More

by Julianne Hing on November 6 2013, 5:43PM

Broward County, Florida, has the highest arrest rate in the state for youth in schools. But it’s vowing to do better.

Topics: /NOW, School-to-Prison, Schools & Youth

Meet Kamala Khan: Jersey Kid, Muslim Teen and Marvel Comics' Newest Superhero

Meet Kamala Khan: Jersey Kid, Muslim Teen and Marvel Comics’ Newest Superhero

by Julianne Hing on November 6 2013, 3:26PM

Get ready for the first Muslim superhero to head a Marvel Comics book.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

LAUSD's Anti-Truancy Ticketing Down, But Racial Disparities Up

LAUSD’s Anti-Truancy Ticketing Down, But Racial Disparities Up

by Julianne Hing on November 5 2013, 1:11PM

The significant improvements have come with troubling new developments.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth