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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.

At Loretta Lynch's Confirmation Hearing, Senators Air Holder Grievances

At Loretta Lynch’s Confirmation Hearing, Senators Air Holder Grievances

by Julianne Hing on January 28 2015, 5:09PM

“You’re not Eric Holder, are you?” Sen. John Cornyn asked.

Topics: Criminal Justice, National Security, /NOW, Politics

In Albuquerque, a DA Faces Intimidation for Charging Cops Who've Killed

In Albuquerque, a DA Faces Intimidation for Charging Cops Who’ve Killed

by Julianne Hing on January 27 2015, 3:57PM

What happens when a district attorney files murder charges against Albuquerque police officers?

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Black Workers With Advanced Degrees, White Workers With B.A.'s Make Roughly the Same

Black Workers With Advanced Degrees, White Workers With B.A.’s Make Roughly the Same

by Julianne Hing on January 23 2015, 4:44PM

As of 2014.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Black McDonald's Workers Fired 'To Get the Ghetto Out,' Lawsuit Alleges

Black McDonald’s Workers Fired ‘To Get the Ghetto Out,’ Lawsuit Alleges

by Julianne Hing on January 22 2015, 2:26PM

The ten plaintiffs have worked a combined 50 years at McDonald’s.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Mayor Wants 'Outright' Ban on Police Using Mug Shots for Target Practice

Mayor Wants ‘Outright’ Ban on Police Using Mug Shots for Target Practice

by Julianne Hing on January 20 2015, 2:53PM

After a woman finds shot up mug shots of her brother and other black men at a shooting range.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Video: Black Lives Matter Delegation Visits Palestine

Video: Black Lives Matter Delegation Visits Palestine

by Julianne Hing on January 16 2015, 1:45PM

And stages a solidarity demonstration in Nazareth.

Topics: Ferguson, Global Affairs, /NOW

In Oakland, School Program Focuses on Black Boys' Success

In Oakland, School Program Focuses on Black Boys’ Success

by Julianne Hing on January 15 2015, 3:51PM

A new report evaluates a class and mentoring program just for black boys in Oakland.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Black Churches Announce Scholarships for Students at Normandy High School

Black Churches Announce Scholarships for Students at Normandy High School

by Julianne Hing on January 14 2015, 12:44PM

Michael Brown graduated from Normandy High School just days before he was killed by Officer Darren Wilson

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

How to Tell If Your Memoir's Being Whitewashed for Network TV

How to Tell If Your Memoir’s Being Whitewashed for Network TV

by Julianne Hing on January 14 2015, 11:41AM

“If you’re high enough, orange chicken ain’t so bad.”

Topics: Arts & Culture, Media, /NOW

More Police in Schools Means More Student Arrests [Infographic]

More Police in Schools Means More Student Arrests [Infographic]

by Julianne Hing on January 12 2015, 4:30PM

That, and other facts about the school-to-prison pipeline.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Climate Change Will Create More Environmental Refugees

Climate Change Will Create More Environmental Refugees

by Julianne Hing on January 9 2015, 5:05PM

Some 22 million people were displaced because of extreme natural disasters in 2013.

Topics: Environment, Immigration, /NOW

Report: For Students of Color, College Life Filled With Microaggressions

Report: For Students of Color, College Life Filled With Microaggressions

by Julianne Hing on January 8 2015, 5:50PM

Women and students of color report experiencing taunts, denigration, and microaggressions.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Arizona School Chief's Takes Parting Shot at Tucson's 'Culturally Relevant' Classes

Arizona School Chief’s Takes Parting Shot at Tucson’s ‘Culturally Relevant’ Classes

by Julianne Hing on January 6 2015, 4:48PM

One last attack from the state schools chief who’s made fighting Tucson’s ethnic studies curriculum a personal project.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Study: Black LGBT People More Likely to Live in States Without Anti-Discrimination Job Protection

Study: Black LGBT People More Likely to Live in States Without Anti-Discrimination Job Protection

by Julianne Hing on December 18 2014, 4:00PM

Than their straight black peers.

Topics: Economy, Gender & Sexuality, Labor, /NOW

U.S. Sues New York City Over Rikers Island's Treatment of Teen Inmates

U.S. Sues New York City Over Rikers Island’s Treatment of Teen Inmates

by Julianne Hing on December 18 2014, 1:44PM

Rikers’ youngest inmates were routinely abused and put in solitary confinement.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Judge Calls Obama's Immigration Action Unconstitutional

Judge Calls Obama’s Immigration Action Unconstitutional

by Julianne Hing on December 17 2014, 4:45PM

Except the case didn’t require the judge to give his opinion on the matter at all.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Los Angeles Police to Get 7,000 Body Cameras

Los Angeles Police to Get 7,000 Body Cameras

by Julianne Hing on December 17 2014, 1:02PM

They “are not a panacea,” Mayor Eric Garcetti noted.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Los Angeles County Agrees to Reform Jails, With Judge Watching

Los Angeles County Agrees to Reform Jails, With Judge Watching

by Julianne Hing on December 16 2014, 6:33PM

A culture of abuse has ruled Los Angeles county jails.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Justice Dept. Warns: Ebola Panic Doesn't Make It OK to Discriminate

Justice Dept. Warns: Ebola Panic Doesn’t Make It OK to Discriminate

by Julianne Hing on December 16 2014, 5:14PM

“Both science and law must inform our approach,” the federal government says.

Topics: Health, /NOW

Nation's Largest Family Immigrant Detention Facility Opens in Texas

Nation’s Largest Family Immigrant Detention Facility Opens in Texas

by Julianne Hing on December 16 2014, 4:25PM

“Our border is not open to illegal migration, and if you come here, you should not expect to simply be released,” homeland security secretary Jeh Johnson said.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW