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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.

Today's Love: Twin Boys Show Synchronized Love for Outkast

Today’s Love: Twin Boys Show Synchronized Love for Outkast

by Julianne Hing on July 29 2011, 3:39PM

Justin and Jeremy probably weren’t even born when Outkast’s “Hey Ya” hit the airwaves. But they’ve got the moves down.

Topics: Celebrate Love

Raquel Nelson and the Aggressive Prosecutions of Black Mothers

Raquel Nelson and the Aggressive Prosecutions of Black Mothers

by Julianne Hing on July 28 2011, 1:13PM

The criminal justice system has been especially quick in recent years to slam poor, black mothers.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Raquel Nelson

Rep. Gutierrez Arrested, Tells Obama: You Can Stop Deportations

Rep. Gutierrez Arrested, Tells Obama: You Can Stop Deportations

by Julianne Hing on July 28 2011, 12:41PM

The Illinois lawmaker says he’s not convinced by a Obama’s stated commitment meaningful to reform.

Topics: Immigration

New Film 'No Look Pass' Follows Gay Asian American Basketball Star

New Film ‘No Look Pass’ Follows Gay Asian American Basketball Star

by Julianne Hing on July 28 2011, 10:08AM

The documentary follows former Harvard basketball star Emily Tay as she navigates hoops, love, and the expectations of her parents.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Fight for California DREAM Act Not Over Even As AB 130 Becomes Law

Fight for California DREAM Act Not Over Even As AB 130 Becomes Law

by Julianne Hing on July 27 2011, 10:00AM

Undocumented immigrant students can now apply for private college aid, but that was the easy part.

Topics: Immigration

A World War II Hero Who Stood Up for Japanese-American Farmers

A World War II Hero Who Stood Up for Japanese-American Farmers

by Julianne Hing on July 26 2011, 4:38PM

Bob Fletcher, who heroically looked after his neighbors’ farms during their internment, turns 100 today.

Topics: Celebrate Love

Eric Holder Calls Texas Suspensions of Black Students A 'Wake-up Call'

Eric Holder Calls Texas Suspensions of Black Students A ‘Wake-up Call’

by Julianne Hing on July 26 2011, 9:52AM

The comments were in response to a report that found black and Latino students were punished at higher rates than their classmates.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Obama Tells Latino Voters He 'Needs a Dance Partner' on Immigration

Obama Tells Latino Voters He ‘Needs a Dance Partner’ on Immigration

by Julianne Hing on July 26 2011, 9:51AM

But while the president insists that he’s an ally of immigrant communities, advocates point out that his administration’s deported more people than any other.

Topics: Immigration

New York City Scraps Teacher Pay for Performance Bonus Plan

New York City Scraps Teacher Pay for Performance Bonus Plan

by Julianne Hing on July 22 2011, 10:00AM

The move comes after several years unstable dips and peaks in test scores.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Deadline Passes for Atlanta Teachers to Resign Amid Cheating Scandal

Deadline Passes for Atlanta Teachers to Resign Amid Cheating Scandal

by Julianne Hing on July 21 2011, 9:30AM

So far, only four high-ranking officials have resigned, while the city’s teacher force pushes for more institutional accountability than individual blame.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Dems, Students Fight to Save Pell Grants Amid Debt Ceiling Talks

Dems, Students Fight to Save Pell Grants Amid Debt Ceiling Talks

by Julianne Hing on July 20 2011, 9:50AM

While Republicans push for more cutbacks, others fight for low-income students and students of color.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Today's Love: Happy Birthday Nelson Mandela

Today’s Love: Happy Birthday Nelson Mandela

by Julianne Hing on July 18 2011, 5:37PM

The human rights icon turns 93-years-young today.

Topics: Celebrate Love

Johntue Caldwell, Best Friend of Oscar Grant, Found Dead

Johntue Caldwell, Best Friend of Oscar Grant, Found Dead

by Julianne Hing on July 18 2011, 10:13AM

Caldwell was with Grant on January 1, 2009, when Grant was shot and killed by Johannes Mehserle, a BART transit officer.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Half of California DREAM Act Passes Senate, Moves to Governor's Desk

Half of California DREAM Act Passes Senate, Moves to Governor’s Desk

by Julianne Hing on July 15 2011, 1:13PM

The bill would allow undocumented students to apply for private college scholarships.

Topics: Immigration

California's Parent Trigger Law Approved with New Regulations

California’s Parent Trigger Law Approved with New Regulations

by Julianne Hing on July 15 2011, 9:54AM

Advocates of the law say that it gives parents the power to turn their kids’ schools around. But teacher’s unions disagree.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Fallout from Atlanta Schools Cheating Frightens Other Districts

Fallout from Atlanta Schools Cheating Frightens Other Districts

by Julianne Hing on July 14 2011, 10:00AM

The spotlight may be on Georgia, but are other school districts actually paying attention?

Topics: Schools & Youth

Contempt of Court? Feds Silent on Suits Over State Immigration Laws

Contempt of Court? Feds Silent on Suits Over State Immigration Laws

by Julianne Hing on July 12 2011, 11:20AM

Alabama joins Arizona, Indiana, Georgia and Utah in being sued over harsh immigration enforcement laws. But the Justice Department has gone silent.

Topics: Immigration

To Protest Arizona's SB 1070 or Play in Tonight's All-Star Game?

To Protest Arizona’s SB 1070 or Play in Tonight’s All-Star Game?

by Julianne Hing on July 12 2011, 11:08AM

Players have taken different sides of the debate over Arizona’s SB 1070, but will any refuse to take the field on one of baseball’s biggest nights?

Topics: Immigration

How Fear and Intimidation Led to Massive Atlanta School Cheating

How Fear and Intimidation Led to Massive Atlanta School Cheating

by Julianne Hing on July 8 2011, 10:54AM

Once considered an education reform darling, Atlanta has become the latest major city to have its school system rocked by test cheating. But don’t blame the teachers.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Celebrating Arthur Ashe, Wimbledon's First Black Winner and Social Activist

Celebrating Arthur Ashe, Wimbledon’s First Black Winner and Social Activist

by Julianne Hing on July 7 2011, 4:03PM

This week 36 years ago Arthur Ashe, who broke down barriers in his record-breaking career, became the first black man to win Wimbledon.

Topics: Celebrate Love