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Julianne Hing

Julianne Hing
Julianne Hing Reporter / Blogger
Oakland, CA

Julianne Hing is a reporter and blogger for Colorlines.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.

In Oakland, School Program Focuses on Black Boys' Success

In Oakland, School Program Focuses on Black Boys’ Success

by Julianne Hing on January 15 2015, 3:51PM

A new report evaluates a class and mentoring program just for black boys in Oakland.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Black Churches Announce Scholarships for Students at Normandy High School

Black Churches Announce Scholarships for Students at Normandy High School

by Julianne Hing on January 14 2015, 12:44PM

Michael Brown graduated from Normandy High School just days before he was killed by Officer Darren Wilson

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

How to Tell If Your Memoir's Being Whitewashed for Network TV

How to Tell If Your Memoir’s Being Whitewashed for Network TV

by Julianne Hing on January 14 2015, 11:41AM

“If you’re high enough, orange chicken ain’t so bad.”

Topics: Arts & Culture, Media, /NOW

More Police in Schools Means More Student Arrests [Infographic]

More Police in Schools Means More Student Arrests [Infographic]

by Julianne Hing on January 12 2015, 4:30PM

That, and other facts about the school-to-prison pipeline.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Climate Change Will Create More Environmental Refugees

Climate Change Will Create More Environmental Refugees

by Julianne Hing on January 9 2015, 5:05PM

Some 22 million people were displaced because of extreme natural disasters in 2013.

Topics: Environment, Immigration, /NOW

Report: For Students of Color, College Life Filled With Microaggressions

Report: For Students of Color, College Life Filled With Microaggressions

by Julianne Hing on January 8 2015, 5:50PM

Women and students of color report experiencing taunts, denigration, and microaggressions.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Arizona School Chief's Takes Parting Shot at Tucson's 'Culturally Relevant' Classes

Arizona School Chief’s Takes Parting Shot at Tucson’s ‘Culturally Relevant’ Classes

by Julianne Hing on January 6 2015, 4:48PM

One last attack from the state schools chief who’s made fighting Tucson’s ethnic studies curriculum a personal project.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Study: Black LGBT People More Likely to Live in States Without Anti-Discrimination Job Protection

Study: Black LGBT People More Likely to Live in States Without Anti-Discrimination Job Protection

by Julianne Hing on December 18 2014, 4:00PM

Than their straight black peers.

Topics: Economy, Gender & Sexuality, Labor, /NOW

U.S. Sues New York City Over Rikers Island's Treatment of Teen Inmates

U.S. Sues New York City Over Rikers Island’s Treatment of Teen Inmates

by Julianne Hing on December 18 2014, 1:44PM

Rikers’ youngest inmates were routinely abused and put in solitary confinement.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Judge Calls Obama's Immigration Action Unconstitutional

Judge Calls Obama’s Immigration Action Unconstitutional

by Julianne Hing on December 17 2014, 4:45PM

Except the case didn’t require the judge to give his opinion on the matter at all.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Los Angeles Police to Get 7,000 Body Cameras

Los Angeles Police to Get 7,000 Body Cameras

by Julianne Hing on December 17 2014, 1:02PM

They “are not a panacea,” Mayor Eric Garcetti noted.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Los Angeles County Agrees to Reform Jails, With Judge Watching

Los Angeles County Agrees to Reform Jails, With Judge Watching

by Julianne Hing on December 16 2014, 6:33PM

A culture of abuse has ruled Los Angeles county jails.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Justice Dept. Warns: Ebola Panic Doesn't Make It OK to Discriminate

Justice Dept. Warns: Ebola Panic Doesn’t Make It OK to Discriminate

by Julianne Hing on December 16 2014, 5:14PM

“Both science and law must inform our approach,” the federal government says.

Topics: Health, /NOW

Nation's Largest Family Immigrant Detention Facility Opens in Texas

Nation’s Largest Family Immigrant Detention Facility Opens in Texas

by Julianne Hing on December 16 2014, 4:25PM

“Our border is not open to illegal migration, and if you come here, you should not expect to simply be released,” homeland security secretary Jeh Johnson said.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Proposed Bill Would Mandate Federal Data Collection on Cop Killings

Proposed Bill Would Mandate Federal Data Collection on Cop Killings

by Julianne Hing on December 15 2014, 4:04PM

The current data available is incomplete.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

In L.A., Civilians Will Have Power Over Sheriff's Department

In L.A., Civilians Will Have Power Over Sheriff’s Department

by Julianne Hing on December 15 2014, 7:00AM

Amidst protests around the nation, Los Angeles takes one step forward on police accountability.

Topics: Criminal Justice

In San Francisco and Los Angeles, Ethnic Studies on Its Way to Classrooms

In San Francisco and Los Angeles, Ethnic Studies on Its Way to Classrooms

by Julianne Hing on December 12 2014, 3:01PM

As an option for San Francisco students and a requirement for Los Angeles high schoolers.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

BART Cop Involved in Oscar Grant's Shooting Won't Get His Job Back

BART Cop Involved in Oscar Grant’s Shooting Won’t Get His Job Back

by Julianne Hing on December 9 2014, 5:53PM

Pirone kneed Grant in the head in the moments before Grant was killed.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Complaints of NYPD Misconduct Hit All-Time High

Complaints of NYPD Misconduct Hit All-Time High

by Julianne Hing on December 9 2014, 5:07PM

For a total of $315 million paid out between 2006 and 2012.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Justice Department Updates Racial Profiling Rules--With Big Exceptions

Justice Department Updates Racial Profiling Rules—With Big Exceptions

by Julianne Hing on December 8 2014, 11:59AM

The Department of Homeland Security hold onto key exemptions.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Immigration, National Security, /NOW