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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.

With New School Year Comes Barrage of High-Stakes Tests Infographic

With New School Year Comes Barrage of High-Stakes Tests

by Julianne Hing, Hatty Lee on September 8 2011, 10:41AM

Over the course of a decades-long accountability movement, test scores have increasingly been used to monitor school performance — with millions in funding dollars attached.

Topics: Back to School

Show a Little Love, Say Something Nice

Show a Little Love, Say Something Nice

by Julianne Hing on September 2 2011, 5:19PM

An improv group asks New Yorkers to share the good in life.

Topics: Celebrate Love

Kelley Williams-Bolar, Mom Charged with Stealing Kids' Education, Denied Pardon

Kelley Williams-Bolar, Mom Charged with Stealing Kids’ Education, Denied Pardon

by Julianne Hing on September 2 2011, 2:50PM

Williams-Bolar’s conviction is but one of a series of headline-grabbing harsh prosecutions of black moms this year.

Topics: Schools & Youth

The $43 Million Islamophobia Machine

The $43 Million Islamophobia Machine

by Julianne Hing on September 1 2011, 10:05AM

A new report by the Center for American Progress untangles the wealthy web of conservative activists who’ve funneled millions of dollars over the last decade into an anti-Muslim crusade.

Topics: National Security, Politics

NYC's Non-Plan for Rikers Inmates During Irene Reminds Many of Katrina

NYC’s Non-Plan for Rikers Inmates During Irene Reminds Many of Katrina

by Julianne Hing on August 30 2011, 9:38AM

While city officials claimed that the island that houses 12,000 prisoners wasn’t in immediate danger from Hurricane Irene, they also admitted that there’s no evacuation plan. Period.

Topics: Criminal Justice

What Explains the Post-Katrina Success of New Orleans' Schools?

What Explains the Post-Katrina Success of New Orleans’ Schools?

by Julianne Hing on August 29 2011, 10:32AM

Six years later, the city is fetted as a prime example of how aggressive reforms can improve results. But the question there is the same elsewhere: do the market-based ideas help all students or just those with resources?

Topics: Katrina Recovery, Schools & Youth

As College Students Return to School, They Pay More Than Ever For It

As College Students Return to School, They Pay More Than Ever For It

by Julianne Hing on August 26 2011, 10:43AM

The prestigious University of California system is the latest public school in which students are now paying more than the state. As a result, say researchers, black students in particular will graduate with massive debt.

Topics: Back to School, Economy, Schools & Youth

Welfare Reform Turns 15, But Here's Why No One's Celebrating

Welfare Reform Turns 15, But Here’s Why No One’s Celebrating

by Julianne Hing on August 24 2011, 6:56PM

In 1996 seven in ten families living in poverty received cash assistance. Today, that number’s down to only three in ten.

Topics: Economy

Obama to Recognize Same Sex Couples in Deportation Changes

Obama to Recognize Same Sex Couples in Deportation Changes

by Julianne Hing on August 23 2011, 8:55AM

Same-sex couples may win reprieve under Obama’s updated deportation policies.

Topics: Immigration

Celebrating a Love Powerful Enough to Defeat a Zombie Attack

Celebrating a Love Powerful Enough to Defeat a Zombie Attack

by Julianne Hing on August 22 2011, 4:45PM

Tired of the same old engagement photos? Meet Juliana and Ben: zombie slayers.

Topics: Celebrate Love

Obama's Deportation Move Likely Lifts Threat to DREAM Act Youth

Obama’s Deportation Move Likely Lifts Threat to DREAM Act Youth

by Julianne Hing on August 19 2011, 1:11PM

The administration is reviewing pending deportations and granting stays to those without criminal records. The move merely brings White House policy in line with rhetoric, but is likely to end deportations of youth who would benefit from the DREAM Act.

Topics: Immigration

White House: We Will Halt Some Deportations

White House: We Will Halt Some Deportations

by Julianne Hing on August 18 2011, 4:06PM

The administration finally gets its policies closer in line with its rhetoric on deportation.

Topics: Immigration

31 Million U.S. Kids Live in Poverty Today As Racial Inequality Deepens

31 Million U.S. Kids Live in Poverty Today As Racial Inequality Deepens

by Julianne Hing on August 18 2011, 8:23AM

More than one in three black kids—a full 36 percent of black youth—live in poverty, along with 31 percent of Latino children.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Toddler's Murder Begs Hard Questions About Violence--and Policing

Toddler’s Murder Begs Hard Questions About Violence—and Policing

by Julianne Hing on August 17 2011, 9:50AM

East Oakland has long been plagued by gun violence, and many in the community have demanded more cops. They’ve also demanded more respect and less violence from the police who protect them.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Advocates Furious at White House Over Deportation Program

Advocates Furious at White House Over Deportation Program

by Julianne Hing on August 17 2011, 9:30AM

Hundreds take to the streets in protest of the administration’s signature deportation program.

Topics: Immigration

Cheating Atlanta Schools Received $500k in Bonuses, What Now?

Cheating Atlanta Schools Received $500k in Bonuses, What Now?

by Julianne Hing on August 15 2011, 9:34AM

The scandal has reignited debate over whether educator salaries should be tied to the test scores of their students.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Michigan ICE, Accused of Abuse and Racial Profiling, Clears Itself of Wrongdoing

Michigan ICE, Accused of Abuse and Racial Profiling, Clears Itself of Wrongdoing

by Julianne Hing on August 12 2011, 10:53AM

Immigrant rights advocates continue to press for accountability in an agency they say is corrupt.

Topics: Immigration

DHS Tells States: We Don't Need Your Approval for Secure Communities

DHS Tells States: We Don’t Need Your Approval for Secure Communities

by Julianne Hing on August 9 2011, 9:08AM

They’ll just go on deporting record numbers of people.

Topics: Immigration

Jezebels, Welfare Queens--And Now, Criminally Bad Black Moms

Jezebels, Welfare Queens—And Now, Criminally Bad Black Moms

by Julianne Hing on August 8 2011, 10:30AM

Raquel Nelson’s shocking prosecution reveal a new caricature in the centuries-long demonization of black women. “The thread that joins them is the idea of total sexual immorality and irresponsible reproductive responsibility,” says scholar Dorothy Roberts.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Gender & Sexuality, Raquel Nelson

Chilean Students Lock Lips for Love of Schools

Chilean Students Lock Lips for Love of Schools

by Julianne Hing on August 5 2011, 6:16PM

Months of creative demonstrations have given way to uproar over mass arrests of protestors. But from the start, young people have tried to channel more than anger to dramatize their demands.

Topics: Celebrate Love