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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.

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

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