Colorlines

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.

Oscar Grant's Family Wins $1.3 Million Settlement

Oscar Grant’s Family Wins $1.3 Million Settlement

by Julianne Hing on June 29 2011, 2:43PM

The Bay Area transit agency has agreed to pay the family in its wrongful death and civil rights suit.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Trial for Post-Katrina Danziger Bridge Police Shootings Begins

Trial for Post-Katrina Danziger Bridge Police Shootings Begins

by Julianne Hing on June 29 2011, 10:00AM

The trial is the largest of a string of prosecutions the Department of Justice has pursued against the NOPD for fatal shootings that took place in the days after Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Six Undocumented Students Arrested for Protesting Georgia's HB 87

Six Undocumented Students Arrested for Protesting Georgia’s HB 87

by Julianne Hing on June 28 2011, 10:15AM

For them, the climate of fear caused by anti-immigrant laws is just as harmful as the legislation itself.

Topics: Immigration

On Loving Family Enough to Challenge Them

On Loving Family Enough to Challenge Them

by Julianne Hing on June 24 2011, 4:54PM

Juliet writes at Feminste that it wasn’t easy to get her grandfather to recognize her trans identity. But progress is sweet.

Topics: Celebrate Love

Missy Elliott Is Battling Graves Disease

Missy Elliott Is Battling Graves Disease

by Julianne Hing on June 24 2011, 4:05PM

The Grammy award winning hip-hop artist says she’s battled the disease since 2008.

Topics: Arts & Culture

The Legal Case Against Alabama's Worst-in-the-Country Immigration Law

The Legal Case Against Alabama’s Worst-in-the-Country Immigration Law

by Julianne Hing on June 21 2011, 10:45AM

The lawsuits against state-level efforts at immigration enforcement are piling up. Here’s how advocates plan to challenge the one they’ve called the worst of the bunch.

Topics: Immigration

Audit Finds that Tucson's Ethnic Studies Program is Legal

Audit Finds that Tucson’s Ethnic Studies Program is Legal

by Julianne Hing on June 21 2011, 10:16AM

Arizona state superintendent John Huppenthal is still pushing to strip schools of millions of dollars in funding for teaching courses that “promote ethnic solidarity.”

Topics: Schools & Youth

Former Transit Cop Johannes Mehserle Has Retail Dreams

Former Transit Cop Johannes Mehserle Has Retail Dreams

by Julianne Hing on June 20 2011, 9:58AM

After serving 11 months in jail for the murder of Oscar Grant, Mehserle is ready to move on with his life.

Topics: Criminal Justice

This Season's Worst Racist Political Attack Ad (So Far)

This Season’s Worst Racist Political Attack Ad (So Far)

by Julianne Hing on June 16 2011, 2:00PM

Turn Right USA turned Janice Hahn into a red-eyed devil stripper while black men surround her and say, “Yeah, gimme your cash, bitch.” Seriously.

Topics: Politics

Republicans Bash Immigrant Workers and Call It a Jobs Bill

Republicans Bash Immigrant Workers and Call It a Jobs Bill

by Julianne Hing on June 16 2011, 10:42AM

Labor and immigrant rights groups are pushing back against a renewed push to expand use of the E-Verify workers’ database.

Topics: Economy, Immigration, Jobs Crisis

Why Obama's Visit to Puerto Rico Won't Sway Latino Voters

Why Obama’s Visit to Puerto Rico Won’t Sway Latino Voters

by Julianne Hing on June 15 2011, 10:36AM

Recent polls show that immigration reform tops the list of Latino voters’ concerns. And so far the president’s been slow to act.

Topics: Immigration

Remembering Oscar Grant on the Day of Johannes Mehserle's Release

Remembering Oscar Grant on the Day of Johannes Mehserle’s Release

by Julianne Hing on June 14 2011, 9:31AM

As the world reacts with anger, Oscar Grant’s family continues to grieve.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Oscar Grant Trial

California DREAMing--

California DREAMing—“Education Can Be This Kind of Light”

by Julianne Hing on June 13 2011, 9:45AM

Two bills that would grant undocumented youth greater access to higher ed are moving through the state legislature.

Topics: Immigration, Schools & Youth

Rihanna's 'Man Down' Director Defends Video

Rihanna’s ‘Man Down’ Director Defends Video

by Julianne Hing on June 9 2011, 12:28PM

Anthony Mandler says that the critics missed the point.

Topics: Rihanna's "Man Down"

Gov. Deval Patrick Is Latest to Buck Obama Deportation Program

Gov. Deval Patrick Is Latest to Buck Obama Deportation Program

by Julianne Hing on June 9 2011, 10:01AM

The state-level backlash builds as governors try to opt out of the administration’s controversial Secure Communities initiative.

Topics: Immigration

Alabama Gov Signs One of the Nation's Harshest Anti-Immigrant Laws

Alabama Gov Signs One of the Nation’s Harshest Anti-Immigrant Laws

by Julianne Hing on June 7 2011, 10:26AM

Advocates warn that the state is taking a major step backwards in its long history with civil rights struggles.

Topics: Immigration

After 30 Years AIDS, Treatment Gap Still Feeds the Epidemic

After 30 Years AIDS, Treatment Gap Still Feeds the Epidemic

by Julianne Hing on June 3 2011, 10:15AM

Black women across the world are still fighting for access to potentially livesaving treatments.

Topics: Health

Arne Duncan: For-Profit Schools Need to be 35 Percent Effective

Arne Duncan: For-Profit Schools Need to be 35 Percent Effective

by Julianne Hing on June 3 2011, 10:07AM

Meanwhile, student advocates are disappointed that the new rules aren’t stronger.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Glee Stars Speak Out About The 'R-Word,' A Slur Like Any Other

Glee Stars Speak Out About The ‘R-Word,’ A Slur Like Any Other

by Julianne Hing on June 1 2011, 9:00AM

Is it okay to compare one derogatory slur with another?

Topics: Media

Lawsuit: Indiana's Immigration Law's No SB 1070, Still Unconstitutional

Lawsuit: Indiana’s Immigration Law’s No SB 1070, Still Unconstitutional

by Julianne Hing on May 26 2011, 9:32AM

The new law mandates that state agencies use the controversial E-Verify program and gives cops unprecedented power to arrest people who they think may be undocumented.

Topics: Immigration