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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.

Poverty Soars Among Children in California School Districts

Poverty Soars Among Children in California School Districts

by Julianne Hing on December 7 2011, 10:00AM

Between 2007 and 2010, poverty in the state ballooned 30 percent.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Today's Love: Martina Davis Correia's Fight for Justice

Today’s Love: Martina Davis Correia’s Fight for Justice

by Julianne Hing on December 2 2011, 6:00PM

The indomitable activist who fought the execution of her brother Troy Davis until his last breath earlier this year has passed away.

Topics: Celebrate Love

New York, California Fight for Tuition Equity for Undocumented Students

New York, California Fight for Tuition Equity for Undocumented Students

by Julianne Hing on December 2 2011, 10:49AM

In the wake of the bruising defeat of the DREAM Act a year go, undocumented immigrant youth determined to keep up the momentum of state-level legislation.

Topics: Immigration

Gingrich Sees Immigrants as Humans (But Not Citizens); Risks Backlash

Gingrich Sees Immigrants as Humans (But Not Citizens); Risks Backlash

by Julianne Hing on November 28 2011, 9:55AM

And considering the remarkable rightward shift the GOP’s taken in recent years, that backlash could be huge.

Topics: GOP Primary, Newt Gingrich, Politics

Food Justice Wins We Can Be Thankful for This Year

Food Justice Wins We Can Be Thankful for This Year

by Julianne Hing on November 23 2011, 9:50AM

Now’s a good time to show some gratitude to the country’s food workers.

Topics: Health, How We Eat

Watch: DREAMers Confront Border Patrol Officers in Alabama

Watch: DREAMers Confront Border Patrol Officers in Alabama

by Julianne Hing on November 21 2011, 4:06PM

“We’re exercising our power and showing that we can do something about this,” activists said.

Topics: Alabama Immigration

Secrecy Surrounds Inmate Suicides in California State Prisons

Secrecy Surrounds Inmate Suicides in California State Prisons

by Julianne Hing on November 21 2011, 10:00AM

Three inmates have committed suicide in recent months, but families and advocates are being left out in the dark.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Alabama DREAMers Speak From Detention: ICE Is

Alabama DREAMers Speak From Detention: ICE Is “Rogue Agency”

by Julianne Hing on November 18 2011, 10:05AM

Undocumented young people have gone into detention to prove that the administration’s public stance on immigration is a farce.

Topics: Alabama Immigration

DREAMers Bring the Fight, And Their Parents, to Alabama

DREAMers Bring the Fight, And Their Parents, to Alabama

by Julianne Hing on November 15 2011, 10:23AM

Today marks the beginning of a series of actions in which undocumented youth and their parents publicly declare their legal status — in a state with the toughest anti-immigrant law.

Topics: Alabama Immigration

Russell Pearce, Arizona's Loudest Immigrant-Bashing Pol, Gets the Boot

Russell Pearce, Arizona’s Loudest Immigrant-Bashing Pol, Gets the Boot

by Julianne Hing on November 10 2011, 10:32AM

In the state’s first-ever recall, voters said enough already with the immigration-enforcement obsession and fired the man considered one of Arizona’s most powerful politicians. Julianne Hing looks at the election and its meaning.

Topics: Immigration

A Miracle in New Orleans Schools? Students Say, Not Quite

A Miracle in New Orleans Schools? Students Say, Not Quite

by Julianne Hing on November 9 2011, 10:00AM

Students of color concerned about New Orleans’ inequitable school reforms organized to have their voices heard, and the district listened.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Mamas of Color and Their Kids Tell Greedy Banks: It's Time to Share

Mamas of Color and Their Kids Tell Greedy Banks: It’s Time to Share

by Julianne Hing on November 7 2011, 3:16PM

Last Friday, a group of toddlers were out to teach big banks an important lesson.

Topics: #Occupy

Alabama Refuses DOJ Request to Cooperate with HB 56 Inquiry

Alabama Refuses DOJ Request to Cooperate with HB 56 Inquiry

by Julianne Hing on November 7 2011, 11:10AM

There’s a fight brewing between Alabama and the DOJ, as the state defies the federal government’s request for education records to see just how chilling of an effect HB 56 has had on immigrant families.

Topics: Alabama Immigration

Driving Undocumented Parents Underground Hurts Students

Driving Undocumented Parents Underground Hurts Students

by Julianne Hing on November 4 2011, 9:54AM

According to a new report, legalization for parents helps kids perform better in school.

Topics: Immigration

Here's Who Pays the $1 Trillion in Student Debt Obama Aims to Ease Infographic

Here’s Who Pays the $1 Trillion in Student Debt Obama Aims to Ease

by Julianne Hing, Hatty Lee on October 28 2011, 10:45AM

This week the president issued an executive order meant to help millions of Americans who are drowning in student debt. Here’s what the relief could look like for students of color.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Today's Love:  Art Exhibit Celebrates Asian American Activism

Today’s Love: Art Exhibit Celebrates Asian American Activism

by Julianne Hing on October 27 2011, 5:16PM

There’s a new art exhibit in San Francisco that looks at decades of Asian-American political struggle.

Topics: Celebrate Love

Counties Defy Feds, Vow Not to Detain Immigrants on ICE's Behalf

Counties Defy Feds, Vow Not to Detain Immigrants on ICE’s Behalf

by Julianne Hing on October 25 2011, 10:00AM

Both Santa Clara County and Washington, D.C. are finding ways around the federal government’s Secure Communities deportation program.

Topics: Immigration

Why Los Angeles Police Can't Ticket Students on Their Way to School

Why Los Angeles Police Can’t Ticket Students on Their Way to School

by Julianne Hing on October 24 2011, 10:00AM

Observers say that black and Latino students were ticketed most often. Now, advocates are searching for policies that actually work.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Colorado Town Debates Whether School Police Can Also Work for ICE

Colorado Town Debates Whether School Police Can Also Work for ICE

by Julianne Hing on October 21 2011, 9:53AM

Kids in the tiny town of Carbondale had to see their school police officer also deport their families during immigration raids.

Topics: Immigration, Schools & Youth

News Corp. Will Save Our Schools, and Other Scarily Seductive Reforms

News Corp. Will Save Our Schools, and Other Scarily Seductive Reforms

by Julianne Hing on October 20 2011, 9:36AM

Rupert Murdoch sees a $500 billion market in turning public schools into private enterprises. Does anybody have a compelling answer to why that’s bad?

Topics: Schools & Youth