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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.

The Shocking Details of a Mississippi School-to-Prison Pipeline

The Shocking Details of a Mississippi School-to-Prison Pipeline

by Julianne Hing on November 26 2012, 9:34AM

Wearing the wrong color socks, talking back to a teacher and being late are all infractions that landed Cedric Green in jail. The Justice Department says there are many more students like him.

Topics: Criminal Justice, School-to-Prison, Schools & Youth

Why You Shouldn't Line Up For Walmart's Black Friday Deals Play

Why You Shouldn’t Line Up For Walmart’s Black Friday Deals

by Julianne Hing on November 20 2012, 2:18PM

The kickoff to the national holiday shopping frenzy has now officially merged with Thanksgiving day itself, with Walmart leading the Thanksgiving evening creep by opening its doors at 10pm on Thursday this week.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

A 'Love Balm' for Mothers Who've Watched Too Many Sons Die

A ‘Love Balm’ for Mothers Who’ve Watched Too Many Sons Die

by Julianne Hing on November 20 2012, 9:48AM

A Bay Area theater project featuring the testimony of Oscar Grant’s grandmother seeks to make emotional sense of incomprehensible violence.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Ruling: South Carolina's 'Papers Please' Provision Moves Forward

Ruling: South Carolina’s ‘Papers Please’ Provision Moves Forward

by Julianne Hing on November 16 2012, 10:26AM

But the ruling leaves the door open for future legal challenges to the provision.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW, SB 1070 Copycats

In 2012, the Obama Youth Vote Is Black and Brown

by Julianne Hing on November 13 2012, 12:10PM

An analysis finds that the president’s support among young whites plummeted, but held steady among people of color.

Topics: Election Returns, /NOW, Politics

Latino Voters' Election Day Statement: 'Give My Parents Papers'

Latino Voters’ Election Day Statement: ‘Give My Parents Papers’

by Julianne Hing on November 12 2012, 10:38AM

It’s now conventional wisdom that the president won a second term with Latino voters, particularly Latina women. It’s just as clear that they were voting for immigration reform.

Topics: 2012 Election, Election Returns, Politics

Arizona Groups Demand DOJ Intervene as 631,000 Uncounted Ballots Pile Up

by Julianne Hing on November 9 2012, 2:45PM

Those uncounted ballots may hold the answer for heated state and local races, including the fate of Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Topics: 2012 Election, /NOW

With Obama's Win, He'll Need to Send More Than a Thank You Note to Latinos

With Obama’s Win, He’ll Need to Send More Than a Thank You Note to Latinos

by Julianne Hing on November 6 2012, 10:57PM

Latino voter turnout is up, as expected, and they’re bringing it on home for Obama.

Topics: 2012 Election, /NOW

Faulty Electronic Touchscreen Voting Machine Votes for Anyone But Obama

by Julianne Hing on November 6 2012, 4:55PM

The machine is back online after being “recalibrated.”

Topics: 2012 Election, /NOW

A PSA For Your Friends Who Don’t Vote: ‘Your Excuse Sucks’

by Julianne Hing on November 6 2012, 4:05PM

Squashing every bad excuse against voting, one zinger at a time.

Topics: 2012 Election, /NOW

Debunking Election Myths: Don't Worry, Your Straight-Ticket Vote Is Totally Okay

Debunking Election Myths: Don’t Worry, Your Straight-Ticket Vote Is Totally Okay

by Julianne Hing on November 6 2012, 12:55PM

Fear not, straight-ticket voters.

Topics: 2012 Election, /NOW

11 Arrested at City Hall as Chicago Teachers, Families Unite to Defend Public Schools

11 Arrested at City Hall as Chicago Teachers, Families Unite to Defend Public Schools

by Julianne Hing on November 5 2012, 11:45AM

A growing coalition of teachers, students and parents is taking on Rahm Emanuel’s school closures agenda.

Topics: Education Reform, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Gay HIV-Positive DREAMer Deported Despite Community Pleas to ICE

by Julianne Hing on November 2 2012, 5:43PM

If immigration officials followed their own guidelines, Wasington Coelho Ribero should never have been deported, advocates say.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Maryland Readies for Hurricane Sandy's Impact on Early Voting

Maryland Readies for Hurricane Sandy’s Impact on Early Voting

by Julianne Hing on October 31 2012, 10:08AM

Early voting is critical to the black vote, but with two fewer days in Maryland’s early voting schedule, it could have far-reaching effects on the state’s future.

Topics: 2012 Election, Early Voting, Politics

DOJ Sues Mississippi for Its Egregious School-to-Prison Pipeline

by Julianne Hing on October 24 2012, 1:03PM

The city of Meridian can’t violate the due process rights of youth in its juvenile justice system, the federal government says.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Why Obama Brought Class Size Into Last Night's Foreign Policy Debate

Why Obama Brought Class Size Into Last Night’s Foreign Policy Debate

by Julianne Hing on October 23 2012, 11:15AM

The United States can educate its way to global dominance, Obama argued.

Topics: 2012 Election, Education Reform, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Janet Mock on the Freedom of Telling Her Own Story

Janet Mock on the Freedom of Telling Her Own Story

by Julianne Hing on October 23 2012, 9:19AM

The People.com editor talks to Colorlines about coming out as a transgender woman of color and her newly visible role in LGBT politics. She’ll be speaking at Facing Race 2012 in November.

Topics: Facing Race 2012, Gender & Sexuality, Media

DREAMers Call Romney’s Latest Spanish Language Ad Deceptive

by Julianne Hing on October 18 2012, 5:17PM

Undocumented youth and other immigrant rights groups want the ad taken down.

Topics: 2012 Election, Immigration, /NOW

Mark Your Calendars: Trial Date Set for George Zimmerman

Mark Your Calendars: Trial Date Set for George Zimmerman

by Julianne Hing on October 18 2012, 1:15PM

The journey to bring Zimmerman to justice has been a long one.

Topics: /NOW, Trayvon Martin

For-Profit Giant University of Phoenix to Close 115 Locations

For-Profit Giant University of Phoenix to Close 115 Locations

by Julianne Hing on October 18 2012, 1:10PM

Such is life in the world of for-profit higher education.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth