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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.

Hometown Loving Boyle Heights Youth Head to Harvard

Hometown Loving Boyle Heights Youth Head to Harvard

by Julianne Hing on January 13 2012, 5:03PM

Four young Latinos as they explore their post-high school options.

Topics: Celebrate Love, /NOW, Schools & Youth

10 Years Later, No Child Left Behind Ignores Plenty Infographic

10 Years Later, No Child Left Behind Ignores Plenty

by Julianne Hing, Hatty Lee on January 12 2012, 9:50AM

INFOGRAPHIC: A day in the life of the student who is still being left behind by the landmark law, on its tenth anniversary.

Topics: Education Reform, Schools & Youth

How Did 15-Year-Old Jakadrien Turner, a U.S. Citizen, Get Deported?

How Did 15-Year-Old Jakadrien Turner, a U.S. Citizen, Get Deported?

by Julianne Hing on January 11 2012, 9:53AM

Detainees navigate the immigration system largely on their own, and young people become uniquely vulnerable.

Topics: Deportation, Immigration

Jakedrien Turner, Dallas Teen Deported to Colombia, Heads Home

Jakedrien Turner, Dallas Teen Deported to Colombia, Heads Home

by Julianne Hing on January 6 2012, 2:30PM

The 15 year old African-American girl who was mistakenly deported to Colombia by ICE last April, is on a flight back to the U.S. and could be home by today.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Justice Dept. Finally Cuffs Sheriff Joe, But Not the Policy That Made Him

Justice Dept. Finally Cuffs Sheriff Joe, But Not the Policy That Made Him

by Julianne Hing on January 5 2012, 9:54AM

Sheriff Joe Arpaio has cried uncle, sort of, in his standoff with DOJ over racial profiling and other abuses. But what about the Homeland Security program that enabled his behavior in the first place?

Topics: Immigration, Joe Arpaio

Scholars Eye SB 1070 as Among Court's

Scholars Eye SB 1070 as Among Court’s “Biggest Immigration Cases Ever”

by Julianne Hing on December 15 2011, 8:53AM

The Supreme Court said this week it’ll hear the challenges to Arizona’s undocumented immigrant profiling law. It will be weighing narrow legal questions, but its ruling will be of enormous and broad significance.

Topics: Arizona's SB 1070, Immigration

Get Ready for Battle: Supreme Court Will Take Up SB 1070

Get Ready for Battle: Supreme Court Will Take Up SB 1070

by Julianne Hing on December 12 2011, 10:47AM

The fight that both sides of the immigration debate have been itching for has finally arrived.

Topics: Arizona's SB 1070

Jesmyn Ward Talks National Book Award Win and the Will to Write

Jesmyn Ward Talks National Book Award Win and the Will to Write

by Julianne Hing on December 12 2011, 10:00AM

The author opens up about her award-winning novel “Salvage the Bones”, and details what inspired her to write about black life and love in the rural South.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Poverty Soars Among Children in California School Districts

Poverty Soars Among Children in California School Districts

by Julianne Hing on December 7 2011, 10:00AM

Between 2007 and 2010, poverty in the state ballooned 30 percent.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Today's Love: Martina Davis Correia's Fight for Justice

Today’s Love: Martina Davis Correia’s Fight for Justice

by Julianne Hing on December 2 2011, 6:00PM

The indomitable activist who fought the execution of her brother Troy Davis until his last breath earlier this year has passed away.

Topics: Celebrate Love

New York, California Fight for Tuition Equity for Undocumented Students

New York, California Fight for Tuition Equity for Undocumented Students

by Julianne Hing on December 2 2011, 10:49AM

In the wake of the bruising defeat of the DREAM Act a year go, undocumented immigrant youth determined to keep up the momentum of state-level legislation.

Topics: Immigration

Gingrich Sees Immigrants as Humans (But Not Citizens); Risks Backlash

Gingrich Sees Immigrants as Humans (But Not Citizens); Risks Backlash

by Julianne Hing on November 28 2011, 9:55AM

And considering the remarkable rightward shift the GOP’s taken in recent years, that backlash could be huge.

Topics: GOP Primary, Newt Gingrich, Politics

Food Justice Wins We Can Be Thankful for This Year

Food Justice Wins We Can Be Thankful for This Year

by Julianne Hing on November 23 2011, 9:50AM

Now’s a good time to show some gratitude to the country’s food workers.

Topics: Health, How We Eat

Watch: DREAMers Confront Border Patrol Officers in Alabama

Watch: DREAMers Confront Border Patrol Officers in Alabama

by Julianne Hing on November 21 2011, 4:06PM

“We’re exercising our power and showing that we can do something about this,” activists said.

Topics: Alabama Immigration

Secrecy Surrounds Inmate Suicides in California State Prisons

Secrecy Surrounds Inmate Suicides in California State Prisons

by Julianne Hing on November 21 2011, 10:00AM

Three inmates have committed suicide in recent months, but families and advocates are being left out in the dark.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Alabama DREAMers Speak From Detention: ICE Is

Alabama DREAMers Speak From Detention: ICE Is “Rogue Agency”

by Julianne Hing on November 18 2011, 10:05AM

Undocumented young people have gone into detention to prove that the administration’s public stance on immigration is a farce.

Topics: Alabama Immigration

DREAMers Bring the Fight, And Their Parents, to Alabama

DREAMers Bring the Fight, And Their Parents, to Alabama

by Julianne Hing on November 15 2011, 10:23AM

Today marks the beginning of a series of actions in which undocumented youth and their parents publicly declare their legal status — in a state with the toughest anti-immigrant law.

Topics: Alabama Immigration

Russell Pearce, Arizona's Loudest Immigrant-Bashing Pol, Gets the Boot

Russell Pearce, Arizona’s Loudest Immigrant-Bashing Pol, Gets the Boot

by Julianne Hing on November 10 2011, 10:32AM

In the state’s first-ever recall, voters said enough already with the immigration-enforcement obsession and fired the man considered one of Arizona’s most powerful politicians. Julianne Hing looks at the election and its meaning.

Topics: Immigration

A Miracle in New Orleans Schools? Students Say, Not Quite

A Miracle in New Orleans Schools? Students Say, Not Quite

by Julianne Hing on November 9 2011, 10:00AM

Students of color concerned about New Orleans’ inequitable school reforms organized to have their voices heard, and the district listened.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Mamas of Color and Their Kids Tell Greedy Banks: It's Time to Share

Mamas of Color and Their Kids Tell Greedy Banks: It’s Time to Share

by Julianne Hing on November 7 2011, 3:16PM

Last Friday, a group of toddlers were out to teach big banks an important lesson.

Topics: #Occupy