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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.

Today's Self-Love: Letter to a Teenage Past, On Hair and Sexuality

Today’s Self-Love: Letter to a Teenage Past, On Hair and Sexuality

by Julianne Hing on March 15 2011, 6:34PM

What would you write to your younger self? Comic artist Jasika Nicole sketched her message.

Topics: Celebrate Love

LAPD: Cop Who Killed Manuel Jamines Acted Within the Law

LAPD: Cop Who Killed Manuel Jamines Acted Within the Law

by Julianne Hing on March 15 2011, 6:11PM

The September 2010 shooting sparked days of protest in L.A.’s Central American community.

Topics: Criminal Justice

What's With the Post-Earthquake Anti-Japanese Animus?

What’s With the Post-Earthquake Anti-Japanese Animus?

by Julianne Hing on March 15 2011, 3:52PM

From politicos to two-bit comedians and anonymous racists on Tumblr, it seems like everyone has lost their minds.

Topics: Global Affairs, Technology

GOP Reopens Fight Over Nuclear Waste in Sacred Yucca Mountain

GOP Reopens Fight Over Nuclear Waste in Sacred Yucca Mountain

by Julianne Hing on March 15 2011, 11:53AM

Before Japan’s crisis, the push for more nuclear energy in the U.S. revived a fight Native Americans have been waging for years.

Topics: Environment

Obama Wants to Put His Stamp on No Child Left Behind This Year

Obama Wants to Put His Stamp on No Child Left Behind This Year

by Julianne Hing on March 14 2011, 1:32PM

After two years of pushing his education agenda through stimulus money, the president turns to Congress.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Arizona Rounds Up Other States to Challenge Federal Government

Arizona Rounds Up Other States to Challenge Federal Government

by Julianne Hing on March 11 2011, 10:41AM

It’s all in an effort to defy the federal government on health care, gun regulation and even the regulation of endangered species.

Topics: Immigration

Today's Love is for a World Full of Women Heroes

Today’s Love is for a World Full of Women Heroes

by Julianne Hing on March 10 2011, 7:13PM

French street artist JR’s TED award-winning project “Women Are Heroes” is pretty special for any day of the year.

Topics: Celebrate Love

Illinois Abolishes Death Penalty

Illinois Abolishes Death Penalty

by Julianne Hing on March 10 2011, 3:26PM

Gov. Quinn said that the possibility of executing an innocent person made him question the integrity of the system.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Russell Pearce Set to Move on Immigration Bills

Russell Pearce Set to Move on Immigration Bills

by Julianne Hing on March 10 2011, 9:56AM

There’s no slowing down the ‘John Wayne of the Legislature.’

Topics: Immigration

Michigan to Investigate 'Statistically Improbable' Jump in Test Scores

Michigan to Investigate ‘Statistically Improbable’ Jump in Test Scores

by Julianne Hing on March 9 2011, 1:46PM

Schools are understandably cutting corners in their race to the top.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Deadly Shooting of Sikh Men Rocks Calif. Community

Deadly Shooting of Sikh Men Rocks Calif. Community

by Julianne Hing on March 9 2011, 10:53AM

Sacramento police are investigating the shootings of Surinder Singh and Gurmej Atwal as hate crimes.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Providence Says No to Secure Communities

Providence Says No to Secure Communities

by Julianne Hing on March 9 2011, 10:00AM

It’s the latest chapter in Rhode Island’s ongoing controversy around immigration.

Topics: Immigration

DREAMers Come Out: 'I'm Undocumented, Unafraid, and Unapologetic'

DREAMers Come Out: ‘I’m Undocumented, Unafraid, and Unapologetic’

by Julianne Hing on March 8 2011, 4:41PM

March 10 is National Coming Out of the Shadows Day.

Topics: Immigration

New Bills Don't Make Utah the 'Anti-Arizona' on Immigration

New Bills Don’t Make Utah the ‘Anti-Arizona’ on Immigration

by Julianne Hing on March 7 2011, 4:44PM

Activists in the state argue a new guest worker program won’t be enough to mitigate harsher enforcement.

Topics: Immigration

Are Arizona's Anti-Immigrant Laws Working? Not Likely

Are Arizona’s Anti-Immigrant Laws Working? Not Likely

by Julianne Hing on March 7 2011, 1:10PM

Marciopa County’s had a 40 percent drop in the number of suspected undocumented immigrants in its county jails. But numbers lie.

Topics: Immigration

Howard Industries Lawsuit Helps Fuel Myth of Black and Latino Beef

Howard Industries Lawsuit Helps Fuel Myth of Black and Latino Beef

by Julianne Hing on March 4 2011, 5:13PM

Four black women have filed suit alleging the company preferred to hire undocumented workers. But a union battle is what’s really at stake.

Topics: Immigration

Today's Love is for the Women Who Bring the Revolution

Today’s Love is for the Women Who Bring the Revolution

by Julianne Hing on March 3 2011, 6:36PM

In this video, Egyptian women shatter stereotypes about their perceived oppression.

Topics: Celebrate Love

20 Years After Rodney King, Who's Holding Cops Accountable?

20 Years After Rodney King, Who’s Holding Cops Accountable?

by Julianne Hing on March 3 2011, 4:41PM

Video has provided a powerful tool for communities catching cops who abuse their power, deep reforms are still desperately needed.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Six Los Angeles Charter Schools Shut Down

Six Los Angeles Charter Schools Shut Down

by Julianne Hing on March 3 2011, 10:06AM

Is this a sign to pro-reformers’ commitment to accountability? Or proof that charters are untested?

Topics: Schools & Youth

Fox Rails Against Seattle Cops for 'Socialist Social Justice' Policies

Fox Rails Against Seattle Cops for ‘Socialist Social Justice’ Policies

by Julianne Hing on March 2 2011, 5:04PM

The network criticizes SPD’s new race and social justice initiative.

Topics: Media