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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.

Marco Rubio Meets with Latino Dems, DREAMers on Alternative Youth Immigration Bill

by Julianne Hing on April 26 2012, 2:05PM

It may just be that Rubio’s ambitions and the immigrant community’s desperation can help both sides find common ground.

Topics: DREAM Act, Immigration, /NOW

Philadelphia Public School System Braces for Dissolution

Philadelphia Public School System Braces for Dissolution

by Julianne Hing on April 26 2012, 11:56AM

Under the proposed plan, 40 percent of Philly schoolkids will be enrolled in charter schools by 2017.

Topics: Education Reform, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Connecticut Gov. Malloy Signs Bill to Repeal Death Penalty

by Julianne Hing on April 25 2012, 5:50PM

The Nutmeg State now joins 16 other states which have abolished the death penalty.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

After Review, ICE Puts 16K of 300K Deportation Cases on Hold

After Review, ICE Puts 16K of 300K Deportation Cases on Hold

by Julianne Hing on April 25 2012, 4:20PM

Advocates say ICE is allowing too many cases to fall through the cracks.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

President Obama Slow Jams the News for Student Loans

by Julianne Hing on April 25 2012, 11:08AM

With some help from The Roots on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.”

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Two Years After BP Gulf Disaster, First Criminal Charges Arrive

by Julianne Hing on April 24 2012, 4:14PM

A former BP engineer has been arrested for deleting text messages which discussed the real scale of the spill.

Topics: Environment, /NOW

Sanford Stands by Disgraced Police Chief in Trayvon Martin Case

by Julianne Hing on April 24 2012, 12:46PM

City commission rejects Bill Lee’s Monday resignation.

Topics: /NOW, Trayvon Martin

As SB 1070 Heads to Court, a Father's Case Reveals the Larger Problem

As SB 1070 Heads to Court, a Father’s Case Reveals the Larger Problem

by Julianne Hing on April 24 2012, 10:29AM

An Argentinian father of three faces deportation because police officers arrested him when he went into a diabetic shock. Is this what Obama meant when he said he wanted more humane deportation policies?

Topics: Immigration

Bobby Jindal, Using ALEC Playbook, Radically Reshapes Public Education

Bobby Jindal, Using ALEC Playbook, Radically Reshapes Public Education

by Julianne Hing on April 23 2012, 8:44AM

Louisiana now has the most expansive school voucher system in the nation. How that happened is a lesson for the school wars nationwide.

Topics: ALEC, Education Reform, Schools & Youth

Marco Rubio Pushes Nightmarish DREAM Act in Run for GOP's VP Nod

Marco Rubio Pushes Nightmarish DREAM Act in Run for GOP’s VP Nod

by Julianne Hing on April 4 2012, 8:58AM

Marco Rubio’s carefully maneuvering his way into the next tier of Republican politics.

Topics: Immigration, Politics

Georgia's Statewide Undocumented Students College Ban Fails

Georgia’s Statewide Undocumented Students College Ban Fails

by Julianne Hing on March 30 2012, 3:18PM

The bill, which also included HB 56-like provisions that would have blocked immigrants’ access to basic utilities, died.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW, SB 1070 Copycats

12-Year-Old Tucson Boy Designs World's Largest Paper Airplane

12-Year-Old Tucson Boy Designs World’s Largest Paper Airplane

by Julianne Hing on March 29 2012, 6:00PM

Arturo Valdenegro is now certain about pursuing a career as a future engineer.

Topics: Celebrate Love, /NOW

As Millions Fight for Trayvon Martin, Kill at Will Laws Flourish

As Millions Fight for Trayvon Martin, Kill at Will Laws Flourish

by Julianne Hing on March 29 2012, 10:37AM

Zimmerman is invoking Florida’s “kill at will” laws. Can the criminal justice system, which has failed communities of color, deliver for Trayvon Martin’s family?

Topics: Trayvon Martin

Happy 100th Birthday to Bayard Rustin,

Happy 100th Birthday to Bayard Rustin, “Resister Extraordinaire”

by Julianne Hing on March 16 2012, 6:29PM

“The proof that one truly believes is in action,” the civil rights organizer once said.

Topics: Celebrate Love, /NOW

“Stop Kony” Invisible Children Co-Founder Detained by San Diego Police

by Julianne Hing on March 16 2012, 4:55PM

He was masturbating in public and likely high, police said.

Topics: Kony 2012, /NOW

From Alabama to Seoul: HB 56 Fight Moves to Hyundai Shareholders Meeting

From Alabama to Seoul: HB 56 Fight Moves to Hyundai Shareholders Meeting

by Julianne Hing on March 16 2012, 3:29PM

The fight against Alabama’s anti-immigrant law goes global.

Topics: Alabama Immigration, Immigration, /NOW

Study: Racial Discrimination Leads to Higher Smoking Rates

Study: Racial Discrimination Leads to Higher Smoking Rates

by Julianne Hing on March 16 2012, 1:10PM

Racism kills, in more ways than one.

Topics: Health, /NOW

Tyler Clementi’s Webcam Spying Roommate Convicted of Hate Crime

by Julianne Hing on March 16 2012, 12:20PM

The former Rutgers student faces a maximum of ten years in prison.

Topics: LGBT Youth, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Local Fight Against Deportation Pipeline Moves From Money to Rights

Local Fight Against Deportation Pipeline Moves From Money to Rights

by Julianne Hing on March 16 2012, 10:29AM

The Obama administration is willing to pay big money to make sure the politically symbolic Cook County doesn’t ditch its marquee immigration enforcement program. Key lessons? Fighting unjust policy with a fiscal argument has its limitations.

Topics: Immigration

There’s An App for That: “I’m Getting Arrested” Alerts for Immigrants

by Julianne Hing on March 13 2012, 4:05PM

It would inform people of their civil rights, and alert their family members that they’ve been stopped by police.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW, Technology