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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.

Celebrating a Love Powerful Enough to Defeat a Zombie Attack

Celebrating a Love Powerful Enough to Defeat a Zombie Attack

by Julianne Hing on August 22 2011, 4:45PM

Tired of the same old engagement photos? Meet Juliana and Ben: zombie slayers.

Topics: Celebrate Love

Obama's Deportation Move Likely Lifts Threat to DREAM Act Youth

Obama’s Deportation Move Likely Lifts Threat to DREAM Act Youth

by Julianne Hing on August 19 2011, 1:11PM

The administration is reviewing pending deportations and granting stays to those without criminal records. The move merely brings White House policy in line with rhetoric, but is likely to end deportations of youth who would benefit from the DREAM Act.

Topics: Immigration

White House: We Will Halt Some Deportations

White House: We Will Halt Some Deportations

by Julianne Hing on August 18 2011, 4:06PM

The administration finally gets its policies closer in line with its rhetoric on deportation.

Topics: Immigration

31 Million U.S. Kids Live in Poverty Today As Racial Inequality Deepens

31 Million U.S. Kids Live in Poverty Today As Racial Inequality Deepens

by Julianne Hing on August 18 2011, 8:23AM

More than one in three black kids—a full 36 percent of black youth—live in poverty, along with 31 percent of Latino children.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Toddler's Murder Begs Hard Questions About Violence--and Policing

Toddler’s Murder Begs Hard Questions About Violence—and Policing

by Julianne Hing on August 17 2011, 9:50AM

East Oakland has long been plagued by gun violence, and many in the community have demanded more cops. They’ve also demanded more respect and less violence from the police who protect them.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Advocates Furious at White House Over Deportation Program

Advocates Furious at White House Over Deportation Program

by Julianne Hing on August 17 2011, 9:30AM

Hundreds take to the streets in protest of the administration’s signature deportation program.

Topics: Immigration

Cheating Atlanta Schools Received $500k in Bonuses, What Now?

Cheating Atlanta Schools Received $500k in Bonuses, What Now?

by Julianne Hing on August 15 2011, 9:34AM

The scandal has reignited debate over whether educator salaries should be tied to the test scores of their students.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Michigan ICE, Accused of Abuse and Racial Profiling, Clears Itself of Wrongdoing

Michigan ICE, Accused of Abuse and Racial Profiling, Clears Itself of Wrongdoing

by Julianne Hing on August 12 2011, 10:53AM

Immigrant rights advocates continue to press for accountability in an agency they say is corrupt.

Topics: Immigration

DHS Tells States: We Don't Need Your Approval for Secure Communities

DHS Tells States: We Don’t Need Your Approval for Secure Communities

by Julianne Hing on August 9 2011, 9:08AM

They’ll just go on deporting record numbers of people.

Topics: Immigration

Jezebels, Welfare Queens--And Now, Criminally Bad Black Moms

Jezebels, Welfare Queens—And Now, Criminally Bad Black Moms

by Julianne Hing on August 8 2011, 10:30AM

Raquel Nelson’s shocking prosecution reveal a new caricature in the centuries-long demonization of black women. “The thread that joins them is the idea of total sexual immorality and irresponsible reproductive responsibility,” says scholar Dorothy Roberts.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Gender & Sexuality, Raquel Nelson

Chilean Students Lock Lips for Love of Schools

Chilean Students Lock Lips for Love of Schools

by Julianne Hing on August 5 2011, 6:16PM

Months of creative demonstrations have given way to uproar over mass arrests of protestors. But from the start, young people have tried to channel more than anger to dramatize their demands.

Topics: Celebrate Love

States Debate, and Pass, More School Voucher Bills Than Ever in 2011

States Debate, and Pass, More School Voucher Bills Than Ever in 2011

by Julianne Hing on August 4 2011, 1:16PM

The volume of bills that would let public funds be used for private education has more than tripled in 2011. Education watchers point to the increased Republican control of state legislatures as a driving force.

Topics: Schools & Youth

San Francisco Bayview's Chess Star Wins Big Love With Jada Pinkett Smith

San Francisco Bayview’s Chess Star Wins Big Love With Jada Pinkett Smith

by Julianne Hing on August 3 2011, 6:38PM

16-year-old San Franciscan Dyhemia Young makes it to a prestigious chess tournament with the help of Jada Pinkett Smith and some good friends.

Topics: Celebrate Love

Justice Dept Sues Alabama Over Nation's Harshest Anti-Immigrant Law

Justice Dept Sues Alabama Over Nation’s Harshest Anti-Immigrant Law

by Julianne Hing on August 3 2011, 11:01AM

Attorney General Eric Holder repeated the point the Justice Department has made in previous suits: states can’t usurp the feds’ right to control immigration. But federal policy encourages them to do just that.

Topics: Immigration

Raquel Nelson's Absurd Prosecution Was Common For Black Women

Raquel Nelson’s Absurd Prosecution Was Common For Black Women

by Julianne Hing on August 2 2011, 11:37AM

“Black women are seen as harmful to their children and to society rather than as caregivers and as nurturers, except insofar as they do it as paid work, as nannies,” says UCLA scholar Sarah Haley.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Raquel Nelson

Today Marks 10 Years of Courageous Activism for the DREAM Act

Today Marks 10 Years of Courageous Activism for the DREAM Act

by Julianne Hing on August 1 2011, 6:39PM

Whatever else can be argued about the DREAM Act, there’s no denying the remarkable courage of its proponents—young men and women who face deportation and permanent removal from their home country with each act of civil disobedience.

Topics: Celebrate Love

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