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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.

Illinois Terminates Secure Communities, Advances DREAM Act

Illinois Terminates Secure Communities, Advances DREAM Act

by Julianne Hing on May 5 2011, 5:27PM

The bill now moves to the House.

Topics: Immigration

Today's Love Is for One Cute Baby DJ

Today’s Love Is for One Cute Baby DJ

by Julianne Hing on May 5 2011, 4:45PM

Thought you were an adorable toddler? Check out this kid.

Topics: Celebrate Love

Michigan's Corporate Martial Law Meets Detroit's School Reform

Michigan’s Corporate Martial Law Meets Detroit’s School Reform

by Julianne Hing on May 5 2011, 10:30AM

The city’s leaders are auctioning off its public schools.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Lawsuit: The Utah Compact Is Unconstitutional, Just Like SB 1070

Lawsuit: The Utah Compact Is Unconstitutional, Just Like SB 1070

by Julianne Hing on May 4 2011, 2:47PM

It may sound nicer than Arizona, but don’t be fooled by the pretty language.

Topics: Immigration

Michelle Obama Will Teach You How to Dougie

Michelle Obama Will Teach You How to Dougie

by Julianne Hing on May 4 2011, 1:02PM

Michelle Obama for president, anyone?

Topics: Media

On Teacher Appreciation Day, We're Showing Some Real Love to Educators

On Teacher Appreciation Day, We’re Showing Some Real Love to Educators

by Julianne Hing on May 3 2011, 7:32PM

We’re taking a moment to thank the tireless, courageous teachers in our lives.

Topics: Celebrate Love

Tucson School Board to Debate Future of Ethnic Studies Tonight

Tucson School Board to Debate Future of Ethnic Studies Tonight

by Julianne Hing on May 3 2011, 4:16PM

HB 2281 is a state law which outlawed public school classes that advocated “the overthrow of the U.S.”

Topics: Schools & Youth

Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Inner Circle Falls Apart

Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Inner Circle Falls Apart

by Julianne Hing on May 2 2011, 8:45AM

Two Maricopa County deputies resign after a new report reveals the posse’s striking abuse of power.

Topics: Joe Arpaio, Politics

Remembering Keith Aoki, Law Professor, Activist, Comic Artist

Remembering Keith Aoki, Law Professor, Activist, Comic Artist

by Julianne Hing on April 29 2011, 3:23PM

The respected civil rights, critical race theory and intellectual property scholar leaves behind a strong legacy.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Ariz. Officials May Prosecute Students Fighting for Ethnic Studies

Ariz. Officials May Prosecute Students Fighting for Ethnic Studies

by Julianne Hing on April 29 2011, 11:39AM

Arizona’s Attorney General says that young, impressionable kids are being influenced by rebel-rousing teachers.

Topics: Schools & Youth

White House: Latino Students' Education Key to Nation's Future

White House: Latino Students’ Education Key to Nation’s Future

by Julianne Hing on April 29 2011, 9:00AM

But the president’s market-driven school reforms are more punitive than promising.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Napolitano Calls DHS's Secure Communities Deceit a 'Misunderstanding'

Napolitano Calls DHS’s Secure Communities Deceit a ‘Misunderstanding’

by Julianne Hing on April 28 2011, 5:02PM

While state legislatures that have gotten the most attention for passing laws that mimic Arizona’s SB 1070, the federal government is leading a massive deportation mission of its own.

Topics: Immigration

Tucson Students Storm Meeting, Delay Vote on Ethnic Studies

Tucson Students Storm Meeting, Delay Vote on Ethnic Studies

by Julianne Hing on April 27 2011, 4:51PM

The state’s ethnic studies ban won’t go into effect without a fight.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Tanya McDowell Pleads Not Guilty to 'Stealing' Son's Education

Tanya McDowell Pleads Not Guilty to ‘Stealing’ Son’s Education

by Julianne Hing on April 27 2011, 2:03PM

School districts around the country have begun cracking down on residency fraud, but only a few prosecute parents.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Connecticut DREAMer's Deportation Stayed with Help from Governor

Connecticut DREAMer’s Deportation Stayed with Help from Governor

by Julianne Hing on April 27 2011, 9:00AM

Mariano Cardoso has won his fight to stay in the country, for now.

Topics: Immigration

Dept of Education to Forgive Morris Brown College's Debt

Dept of Education to Forgive Morris Brown College’s Debt

by Julianne Hing on April 26 2011, 3:17PM

It’s a sigh of relief for the historically black college.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Detroit Public Schools Fight to Stay Open Amid Public Worker Attacks

Detroit Public Schools Fight to Stay Open Amid Public Worker Attacks

by Julianne Hing on April 26 2011, 11:12AM

When Robert Bobb proposes shutting down over 40 public schools and handing them over to private entities as a cost-cutting measure, the question is: at what cost?

Topics: Detroit Schools, Schools & Youth

Homeless Mom Charged with Larceny for 'Stealing' Son's Public Education

Homeless Mom Charged with Larceny for ‘Stealing’ Son’s Public Education

by Julianne Hing on April 26 2011, 2:33AM

Tanya McDowell, 33, now faces a 20-year jail sentence for making off with $15,686 in education funds from the Norwalk school district.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Will Arizona Have 'Don't Tread on Me' License Plates?

Will Arizona Have ‘Don’t Tread on Me’ License Plates?

by Julianne Hing on April 25 2011, 3:19PM

Money generated from the sale of the plates would go toward tea party groups in the state.

Topics: Politics

California Lawmakers Push Back Against Secure Communities

California Lawmakers Push Back Against Secure Communities

by Julianne Hing on April 25 2011, 1:25PM

Rep. Zoe Lofgren and Assemblyman Tom Ammiano have serious questions about the program’s merits.

Topics: Immigration