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.
by Julianne Hing on May 18 2012, 5:07PM
After initially indicating that he had serious reservations about the update to last year’s HB 56, Bentley signed it into law.
by Julianne Hing on May 18 2012, 4:57PM
One in ten inmates report being sexually assaulted or raped in prison, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics.
by Julianne Hing on May 18 2012, 12:01PM
The new policy, in the works for six years, is one of the strictest in the country.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
by Julianne Hing on May 8 2012, 2:34PM
Immigrant rights advocates say the revised bill is even harsher than the original.
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.
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.
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.
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.
by Julianne Hing on April 27 2012, 11:00AM
Critics have called the move another sign of CSU officials’ “tone-deafness.”
by Julianne Hing on April 27 2012, 10:39AM
Budget permitting, that is.
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
by Julianne Hing on April 26 2012, 5:15PM
The magazine drops May 1.
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.