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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.

Jeremy Lin on the Upside of Others' Low Expectations

Jeremy Lin on the Upside of Others’ Low Expectations

by Julianne Hing on August 6 2012, 1:32PM

The NBA still seems not to know what to do with the Asian American star, and Lin doesn’t seem to mind.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, Sports

Wisconsin Sikh Temple’s Shooter Was Long Known As White Supremacist

by Julianne Hing on August 6 2012, 11:42AM

Sikhs have become the targets of Islamophobic hate since Sept. 11, though authorities are still investigating the shooter’s motive.

Topics: /NOW

How Will Deferred Action for DREAMers Work? New Details Released

by Julianne Hing on August 3 2012, 5:30PM

The application process will kick off on August 15. What to know if you’re a DREAMer looking for two-year work authorization.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Dominique Dawes: 'So Thrilled to Change My Website' After Gabby Douglas' Win

Dominique Dawes: ‘So Thrilled to Change My Website’ After Gabby Douglas’ Win

by Julianne Hing on August 3 2012, 12:50PM

Dawes was the only African-American gold medalist in gymnastics. No longer.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, Olympics

Gabby Douglas Wasn't Thinking About The History She Was Making

Gabby Douglas Wasn’t Thinking About The History She Was Making

by Julianne Hing on August 3 2012, 11:26AM

The powerhouse gymnast is the first black female to win an all-around gold after her stellar turn Thursday.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, Olympics

Making Mental Health Awareness Year-round

by Julianne Hing on August 2 2012, 6:31PM

So July, and National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, are over. What are you doing to take care of yourself today?

Topics: Health, /NOW

Rep. John Conyers Protests, In Spanish, Rep. Steve King’s English Only Law

by Julianne Hing on August 2 2012, 4:25PM

It was supposed to be all Steve King’s stage today. But Conyers wasn’t going to let him get away with it.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Gabby Douglas' Mom Sold Her Jewelry To Keep Her In Gymnastics

Gabby Douglas’ Mom Sold Her Jewelry To Keep Her In Gymnastics

by Julianne Hing on August 2 2012, 2:11PM

The road to the Olympian’s gold medal wins this week was not an easy one for Douglas’ family.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, Olympics

Obama Comes Out Against Undocumented Law School Grad's Lawyer Dreams

Obama Comes Out Against Undocumented Law School Grad’s Lawyer Dreams

by Julianne Hing on August 2 2012, 1:15PM

Sergio Garcia graduated from law school and passed the bar, but he’s undocumented. And he’s not alone.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Oprah and Her Natural Hair Cover O Magazine

Oprah and Her Natural Hair Cover O Magazine

by Julianne Hing on August 2 2012, 12:05PM

It’s a first for the talk show host in her magazine’s 12-year history.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Media, /NOW

DREAMers Send Themselves to Detention, And Find So Many More DREAMers Behind Bars

DREAMers Send Themselves to Detention, And Find So Many More DREAMers Behind Bars

by Julianne Hing on August 1 2012, 6:05PM

The Obama administration refuses to follow its own deportation policies, and activists are calling the president out on it.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Tea Party’s Ted Cruz Defeats GOP Favorite, Could Become Texas’ First Latino Senator

by Julianne Hing on August 1 2012, 4:10PM

It wasn’t supposed to happen this way.

Topics: /NOW

Are You Eligible for No Co-Pay Birth Control? A Handy Guide to Find Out

Are You Eligible for No Co-Pay Birth Control? A Handy Guide to Find Out

by Julianne Hing on August 1 2012, 2:40PM

It’s a big day for contraception. But the ins and outs of the policy implementation mean many women won’t get covered.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

California Kicks For-Profit Colleges Out of State Student Grant Program

by Julianne Hing on August 1 2012, 1:59PM

The Golden State is cracking down on for-profit schools, but the move will impact thousands of students.

Topics: /NOW

30 Days in Jail for Soldier Charged With Driving Danny Chen to Suicide

30 Days in Jail for Soldier Charged With Driving Danny Chen to Suicide

by Julianne Hing on July 31 2012, 4:46PM

The family of Danny Chen, the 19-year-old American soldier who committed suicide after being assaulted and subjected to racial taunts, is looking for justice. They may not find it in the courtroom.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

The Oscar Grant Movie Filming in a Bay Area Neighborhood Near You?

The Oscar Grant Movie Filming in a Bay Area Neighborhood Near You?

by Julianne Hing on July 31 2012, 3:45PM

And both BART and Grant’s family have given their okays for the film.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Anaheim Police Shooting Survivor: Cops 'Shot Again and Again'

Anaheim Police Shooting Survivor: Cops ‘Shot Again and Again’

by Julianne Hing on July 31 2012, 12:26PM

As the Anaheim police come under fire for two back to back deadly shootings, activists are demanding an investigation from California’s attorney general.

Topics: /NOW

Can a Black Girl Be the Next Steve Jobs?

Can a Black Girl Be the Next Steve Jobs?

by Julianne Hing on July 31 2012, 9:48AM

A new Oakland-based non-profit thinks so. And it’s breaking down the “brogrammer” stereotype, one website at a time.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Undocumented Arizonans Head Across America on ‘No Papers No Fear’ Tour

by Julianne Hing on July 27 2012, 2:29PM

They’re making their way to the Democratic National Convention, and calling for an end to anti-immigrant attacks along the way.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Judge OKs Nation’s First Parent Trigger Takeover in Adelanto, Calif. School

by Julianne Hing on July 25 2012, 4:02PM

Parents in a small southern California town will now be allowed to go ahead with any number of reforms, including firing the principal, converting the school to a charter school or shutting down the school.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth