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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.

Trayvon Martin Autopsy Said He Had Weed in His System -- So What?

Trayvon Martin Autopsy Said He Had Weed in His System — So What?

by Julianne Hing on May 18 2012, 10:40AM

Police determined that Martin’s death was ultimately “avoidable” if Zimmerman had obeyed a dispatcher’s instructions.

Topics: /NOW, Trayvon Martin

Alabama Passes Revision to Anti-Immigrant Bill, Waits for Gov.'s Decision

Alabama Passes Revision to Anti-Immigrant Bill, Waits for Gov.’s Decision

by Julianne Hing on May 17 2012, 9:33AM

Alabama doubles down on anti-immigrant hate and passes a beefed up version of last year’s HB 56.

Topics: Immigration

Kelley Williams-Bolar's Long, Winding Fight to Educate Her Daughters

Kelley Williams-Bolar’s Long, Winding Fight to Educate Her Daughters

by Julianne Hing on May 16 2012, 9:30AM

When the Ohio mom was prosecuted last year for sending her daughters to a neighboring school district, her story became a cause celebre. Now, she’s joined a growing movement for more parental control over school reform. But is it just a front for privatization?

Topics: Dispatches, Education Reform, Schools & Youth

The Remaking of Philadelphia Public Schools: Privatization or Bust

The Remaking of Philadelphia Public Schools: Privatization or Bust

by Julianne Hing on May 11 2012, 9:19AM

The nation’s eighth-largest school district says financial solvency depends on an infusion of cash from the city — and a plan that would shut down schools in the next five years.

Topics: Education Reform, Schools & Youth

Senate Blocks Vote on Democrats’ Student Loan Bill

by Julianne Hing on May 8 2012, 3:10PM

If an agreement can’t be reached, subsidized Stafford student loan interest rates will double come July 1.

Topics: /NOW

Alabama's Revised Anti-Immigrant Law May Come Up for Vote This Week

Alabama’s Revised Anti-Immigrant Law May Come Up for Vote This Week

by Julianne Hing on May 8 2012, 2:34PM

Immigrant rights advocates say the revised bill is even harsher than the original.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Student Loan Interest Hike Heads to Senate

by Julianne Hing on May 7 2012, 5:25PM

Democrats and Republicans agree that student loan interest rates shouldn’t be increased, but have very different ideas about who should pay to stave off those hikes.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

ICE Announces Minor Deportation Policy Shift for Secure Communities

ICE Announces Minor Deportation Policy Shift for Secure Communities

by Julianne Hing on May 3 2012, 9:05AM

Those with an otherwise clean criminal record who are arrested for minor traffic violations won’t be flagged for deportation unless they’re convicted first, ICE announced.

Topics: Immigration

Want To Report Airport Racial Profiling? There's an App for That

Want To Report Airport Racial Profiling? There’s an App for That

by Julianne Hing on April 30 2012, 3:03PM

FlyRights was released by the Sikh Coalition to help community members document, and end, religious and ethnic profiling at the airport.

Topics: /NOW, Technology

No Charges for Border Patrol Officer Who Killed Mexican Teen

No Charges for Border Patrol Officer Who Killed Mexican Teen

by Julianne Hing on April 30 2012, 2:35PM

Sergio Adrian Hernandez Huereca was shot and killed in 2010 by a Border Patrol officer for reportedly throwing rocks.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

George Zimmerman Won't Have to Turn Over $200K He Raised in Donations

George Zimmerman Won’t Have to Turn Over $200K He Raised in Donations

by Julianne Hing on April 27 2012, 12:05PM

Zimmerman said he couldn’t afford his $150,000 bond. But it turns out he was sitting on a pile of money.

Topics: /NOW, Trayvon Martin

Tuition Hikes, Budget Cuts Won’t Stop $300K Remodel of CSU Fullerton President’s Home

by Julianne Hing on April 27 2012, 11:00AM

Critics have called the move another sign of CSU officials’ “tone-deafness.”

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Lights Off, Lights On? Left Eye May Join TLC’s Reunion Tour With Hologram Help

by Julianne Hing on April 27 2012, 10:39AM

Budget permitting, that is.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Tucson's Ousted Mexican-American Studies Director Speaks: The Fight's Not Over

Tucson’s Ousted Mexican-American Studies Director Speaks: The Fight’s Not Over

by Julianne Hing on April 27 2012, 10:00AM

Sean Arce may have been fired, but he’s not going to stop defending the Arizona ethnic studies program he says is actually reaching Latino students.

Topics: Schools & Youth

First Ever Cosmo for Latinas Issue Gets Zoe Saldana Cover

by Julianne Hing on April 26 2012, 5:15PM

The magazine drops May 1.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Media, /NOW

Nationwide Protests Against SB 1070 End with Nine Arrests in Phoenix

Nationwide Protests Against SB 1070 End with Nine Arrests in Phoenix

by Julianne Hing on April 26 2012, 3:35PM

Not content to let the fight against the SB 1070 be handled by the federal government alone, immigrant rights activists turned out across the country yesterday on the day the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case to demand an end to Arizona’s SB 1070.

Topics: Arizona's SB 1070, Immigration, /NOW

Marco Rubio Meets with Latino Dems, DREAMers on Alternative Youth Immigration Bill

by Julianne Hing on April 26 2012, 2:05PM

It may just be that Rubio’s ambitions and the immigrant community’s desperation can help both sides find common ground.

Topics: DREAM Act, Immigration, /NOW

Philadelphia Public School System Braces for Dissolution

Philadelphia Public School System Braces for Dissolution

by Julianne Hing on April 26 2012, 11:56AM

Under the proposed plan, 40 percent of Philly schoolkids will be enrolled in charter schools by 2017.

Topics: Education Reform, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Connecticut Gov. Malloy Signs Bill to Repeal Death Penalty

by Julianne Hing on April 25 2012, 5:50PM

The Nutmeg State now joins 16 other states which have abolished the death penalty.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

After Review, ICE Puts 16K of 300K Deportation Cases on Hold

After Review, ICE Puts 16K of 300K Deportation Cases on Hold

by Julianne Hing on April 25 2012, 4:20PM

Advocates say ICE is allowing too many cases to fall through the cracks.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW