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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.

A Chicago Teacher Explains: Why I'm Striking

A Chicago Teacher Explains: Why I’m Striking

by Julianne Hing on September 10 2012, 11:43AM

Chicago schoolteacher Xian Barrett says classroom conditions are unfair to teachers—and students.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Are For-Profit Colleges the Answer for Black Students?

Are For-Profit Colleges the Answer for Black Students?

by Julianne Hing on September 10 2012, 10:20AM

The for-profit industry is taking in students who’ve been locked out of higher education. What’s the problem with that?

Topics: Schools & Youth

Basketball Coaches and Starbucks Push For Affirmative Action

Basketball Coaches and Starbucks Push For Affirmative Action

by Julianne Hing on August 22 2012, 11:00AM

Without affirmative action the only black and Latino faces on college campuses could be those of student athletes, and that’s unacceptable, college basketball coaches warn.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Jan Brewer Orders Arizona DREAMers Barred From Public Benefits

Jan Brewer Orders Arizona DREAMers Barred From Public Benefits

by Julianne Hing on August 16 2012, 8:48AM

The Arizona governor is at it again.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Our Aunties' Best Tips to Beat the Summer Heat

Our Aunties’ Best Tips to Beat the Summer Heat

by Julianne Hing on August 10 2012, 10:30AM

Find yourself an empty gourd, a place to nap, or a frozen watermelon, and lay very, very still.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Summer

Wisconsin Sikh Gurdwara Shooter Talked of 'Racial Holy War'

Wisconsin Sikh Gurdwara Shooter Talked of ‘Racial Holy War’

by Julianne Hing on August 7 2012, 11:15AM

The more authorities find out about Wade Michael Page, the worse it gets.

Topics: /NOW

Gabby Douglas Too Busy Competing to Care What You Think About Her Hair

Gabby Douglas Too Busy Competing to Care What You Think About Her Hair

by Julianne Hing on August 6 2012, 5:31PM

“You might as well stop talking about it,” the Olympic champion said.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, Olympics

Today’s the Voting Rights Act’s Birthday. What’s It to You?

by Julianne Hing on August 6 2012, 5:01PM

“We cannot — we must not— refuse to protect the right of Americans to vote in any election in which they may desire to participate,” President Johnson said 47 years ago.

Topics: /NOW, Voter Suppression

Wisconsin Sikh Temple Shooter Bought His 9MM Gun Legally

Wisconsin Sikh Temple Shooter Bought His 9MM Gun Legally

by Julianne Hing on August 6 2012, 2:22PM

As did the shooter in the Aurora movie theater attack.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

State Legislatures Passed 20% Fewer Immigration Laws in 2012

by Julianne Hing on August 6 2012, 1:51PM

Is the anti-immigrant state lawmaking spree on the wane?

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

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