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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.

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

Oprah's Conflicted, Empowering, Shaming Bond With Women Like Me

Oprah’s Conflicted, Empowering, Shaming Bond With Women Like Me

by Julianne Hing on May 25 2011, 9:18AM

I believe, even on my meanest days, that Oprah’s quest for global dominance is fueled at least in part by a desire to do some good. And anyway, I could not turn away from her even if I bothered to try.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality, Media, Oprah

Supreme Court Demands California Release 30,000 Inmates

Supreme Court Demands California Release 30,000 Inmates

by Julianne Hing on May 24 2011, 9:32AM

Just how bad is the state’s prison overcrowding? More than 40 inmates had to share one toilet. And that’s just the beginning.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Beyonce Wows Viewers With Billboard Awards Performance

Beyonce Wows Viewers With Billboard Awards Performance

by Julianne Hing on May 23 2011, 1:09PM

But her feminist anthem? Not so much.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Show Some Love to George Takei's Hilarious Problem-Solving

Show Some Love to George Takei’s Hilarious Problem-Solving

by Julianne Hing on May 20 2011, 4:58PM

Forget hand wringing, George Takei’s got solutions.

Topics: Celebrate Love

People.com Editor Janet Mock Tells Her Story: 'I Was Born a Boy'

People.com Editor Janet Mock Tells Her Story: ‘I Was Born a Boy’

by Julianne Hing on May 20 2011, 2:40PM

In a video for the “It Gets Better” campaign, the writer opens up about the pain, ridicule and isolation she endured before her transition.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Media

New Mexico's Latina Gov Still Vows To Revoke Immigrant Licenses

New Mexico’s Latina Gov Still Vows To Revoke Immigrant Licenses

by Julianne Hing on May 20 2011, 9:46AM

Republican Gov. Susana Martinez is leading a charge to snatch driver’s licenses from undocumented immigrants in one of three states that still put safety ahead of ideology.

Topics: Immigration

Today's Love: Outernational's Community-Funded Music

Today’s Love: Outernational’s Community-Funded Music

by Julianne Hing on May 18 2011, 2:54PM

The Brooklyn-based band wrapped up its successful Kickstarter campaign to fund its first full-length album.

Topics: Celebrate Love

DHS Does Right by Some Haitians, Extends Protected Status

DHS Does Right by Some Haitians, Extends Protected Status

by Julianne Hing on May 18 2011, 12:42PM

The department has extended temporary protective status for Haitian nationals through January 2013.

Topics: Immigration