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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.

John Amaechi to Kobe: 'You Did Serious Damage With Your Outburst'

John Amaechi to Kobe: ‘You Did Serious Damage With Your Outburst’

by Julianne Hing on April 15 2011, 4:50PM

In a powerful New York Times piece, the former NBA player says it’s time to stop the lame apologies.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

All 5,466 of Detroit Public School Teachers to Receive Layoff Notices

All 5,466 of Detroit Public School Teachers to Receive Layoff Notices

by Julianne Hing on April 15 2011, 3:21PM

This is what the recession looks like in a country that’s decided to disinvest in public education

Topics: Detroit Schools, Schools & Youth

Same-Sex Couples Immigration Bill Introduced in Congress, Again

Same-Sex Couples Immigration Bill Introduced in Congress, Again

by Julianne Hing on April 15 2011, 2:09PM

Supporters have reintroduced it every other year since 2001, but it never gets past committee.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Immigration

Arizona's Birther Bill Moves to Gov. Brewer's Desk

Arizona’s Birther Bill Moves to Gov. Brewer’s Desk

by Julianne Hing on April 15 2011, 1:36PM

But not everyone is excited about the bill, which is a transparently coded attack on President Obama’s black roots.

Topics: Politics

Twenty-Two Senators Ask Obama to Stop Deporting DREAMers

Twenty-Two Senators Ask Obama to Stop Deporting DREAMers

by Julianne Hing on April 14 2011, 4:04PM

The letter arrives amid talk that Senator Dick Durbin plans to reintroduce the federal DREAM Act.

Topics: Immigration, Schools & Youth

Arizona Senate Passes Birther Bill

Arizona Senate Passes Birther Bill

by Julianne Hing on April 14 2011, 11:40AM

But it’s not the first state to try to turn the hysteria around President Obama’s black roots into legislation.

Topics: Politics

Los Angeles Leads the Way on Data-Driven Reform With Teacher Scores

Los Angeles Leads the Way on Data-Driven Reform With Teacher Scores

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

The city’s schools are increasingly the frontline in the battle over business-style reforms for public education.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Maryland Passes Its DREAM Act

Maryland Passes Its DREAM Act

by Julianne Hing on April 12 2011, 2:24PM

Now a total of 12 states allow undocumented immigrant students the right to pay in-state tuition at four year colleges.

Topics: Immigration

Ninth Circuit Upholds Lower Court's Ruling Against Arizona's SB 1070

Ninth Circuit Upholds Lower Court’s Ruling Against Arizona’s SB 1070

by Julianne Hing on April 11 2011, 6:14PM

Immigrant rights advocates are calling Arizona’s expensive legal woes and multiple losses a cautionary tale.

Topics: Immigration

Maryland DREAM Act Passes State House, One Hurdle Remains

Maryland DREAM Act Passes State House, One Hurdle Remains

by Julianne Hing on April 11 2011, 1:14PM

But the tuition bill faces one more hurdle before it’s law.

Topics: Immigration

Alabama House Passes SB 1070-Inspired Bill Infographic

Alabama House Passes SB 1070-Inspired Bill

by Julianne Hing on April 7 2011, 1:55PM

It joins Georgia and South Carolina among states where bills are advancing, but most SB 1070 copycats have failed.

Topics: Immigration

How For-Profit Schools Exploit Students: A Visual Primer

How For-Profit Schools Exploit Students: A Visual Primer

by Julianne Hing on April 7 2011, 11:33AM

Susie Cagle makes some jaw-dropping, hard to digest numbers simple.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Neighbors Use Love to Fight Off Grandma's Foreclosure

Neighbors Use Love to Fight Off Grandma’s Foreclosure

by Julianne Hing on April 6 2011, 6:12PM

On March 28 Catherine Lennon’s community, led by the housing rights group Take Back the Land Rochester, gathered around her to defend her home from eviction.

Topics: Celebrate Love

7 Immigrant Youth Arrested in Atlanta for Demanding Higher Ed Access

7 Immigrant Youth Arrested in Atlanta for Demanding Higher Ed Access

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

The students were protesting Georgia’s new law that forbids undocumented students from enrolling in five state universities.

Topics: Immigration

Sen. Durbin Is Set To Revive DREAM Act Fight in This Congress

Sen. Durbin Is Set To Revive DREAM Act Fight in This Congress

by Julianne Hing on April 5 2011, 9:30AM

Negotiations are expected to focus on the narrow version that failed to clear a Republican filibuster last year.

Topics: DREAM Act, Immigration

Trial Begins for Two NOPD Cops Accused of Fatal Beating

Trial Begins for Two NOPD Cops Accused of Fatal Beating

by Julianne Hing on April 4 2011, 2:25PM

Veteran cop Melvin Williams and his rookie partner Matthew Dean Moore have been accused of fatally beating Raymond Robair in 2005.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Today's Love: One B-boy's Solidarity with the Middle East

Today’s Love: One B-boy’s Solidarity with the Middle East

by Julianne Hing on April 1 2011, 1:19PM

Watch this beautiful ode to the people who are fighting for democracy and self-determination.

Topics: Celebrate Love

Michelle Rhee Responds to D.C. Testing Scandal

Michelle Rhee Responds to D.C. Testing Scandal

by Julianne Hing on March 31 2011, 2:14PM

This week Michelle Rhee, the face of an education reform movement sweeping across the nation, was called to answer for a possible cheating scandal that happened under her watch as the former chancellor of the Washington, D.C. schools. After initially…

Topics: Schools & Youth

Today's Love is for Emily Ruiz, Hugs and Coming Home

Today’s Love is for Emily Ruiz, Hugs and Coming Home

by Julianne Hing on March 30 2011, 6:09PM

The power of love and family are ties that even draconian immigration policies and a divisive anti-immigrant climate can’t deny.

Topics: Celebrate Love

Deported 4-year-old Citizen Emily Ruiz Finally Comes Home

Deported 4-year-old Citizen Emily Ruiz Finally Comes Home

by Julianne Hing on March 30 2011, 1:41PM

The four-year-old was reunited on with her family yesterday.

Topics: Immigration