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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.

Deported 4-year-old Citizen Emily Ruiz Finally Comes Home

Deported 4-year-old Citizen Emily Ruiz Finally Comes Home

by Julianne Hing on March 30 2011, 1:41PM

The four-year-old was reunited on with her family yesterday.

Topics: Immigration

Joe Arpaio Launches

Joe Arpaio Launches “Air Posse” to Hunt Immigrants at Border

by Julianne Hing on March 30 2011, 12:10PM

The plan involves sending citizen vigilantes into the skies with automatic weapons.

Topics: Immigration, Joe Arpaio

Obama Criticizes His Own Pro-Testing Agenda At Town Hall

Obama Criticizes His Own Pro-Testing Agenda At Town Hall

by Julianne Hing on March 29 2011, 12:53PM

Under the president’s education policy proposals, an entire school’s teaching staff can be fired and schools can be shut down if test scores don’t improve.

Topics: Schools & Youth

D.C. Test Score Gains Too Good to be True

D.C. Test Score Gains Too Good to be True

by Julianne Hing on March 28 2011, 10:17AM

Standardized tests remain wildly capricious things. But is the pressure proving too much for some schools?

Topics: Schools & Youth

Family Hopeful for Emily Ruiz's Return After Border Patrol Battle

Family Hopeful for Emily Ruiz’s Return After Border Patrol Battle

by Julianne Hing on March 25 2011, 3:59PM

Immigration advocates claim the girls undocumented parents were denied their rights solely on the basis of their immigration status.

Topics: Immigration

Miami's Spate of Cop Shootings of Black Men

Miami’s Spate of Cop Shootings of Black Men

by Julianne Hing on March 25 2011, 3:16PM

Seven black men have been killed by Miami cops in the course of eight months.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer Opposes Her Own Party's Severe Budget

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer Opposes Her Own Party’s Severe Budget

by Julianne Hing on March 25 2011, 1:50PM

“We don’t need quick cuts just because it sounds good,” she says.

Topics: Schools & Youth

DOJ Asks Judge to Throw Out For-Profit Schools' Lawsuit

DOJ Asks Judge to Throw Out For-Profit Schools’ Lawsuit

by Julianne Hing on March 24 2011, 3:36PM

Student and consumer advocates argue that the rules are necessary to curb the schools’ faulty promises.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Steven Seagal Partners with Arpaio, Rolls into Arizona in a Tank

Steven Seagal Partners with Arpaio, Rolls into Arizona in a Tank

by Julianne Hing on March 24 2011, 1:29PM

Meanwhile, Phoenix has had to lay off actual police officers to deal with its budget shortfall.

Topics: Immigration, Joe Arpaio

Arizona May Finally Be Ready to

Arizona May Finally Be Ready to “Take a Time Out” on Immigrant Bashing

by Julianne Hing on March 18 2011, 1:36PM

Senate rejects Russell Pearce’s birthright citizenship ban, as CEOs tell legislature to move on from immigration enforcement.

Topics: 14th Amendment, Immigration

Wisconsin Leads on 2012 Campaign Tricks with Voter ID Law

Wisconsin Leads on 2012 Campaign Tricks with Voter ID Law

by Julianne Hing on March 18 2011, 10:20AM

Dozens of states are already gearing up efforts to surpress voting among people of color and youth.

Topics: Politics, Wisconsin

Study: Only 37 Percent of Students Can Repay Loans on Time

Study: Only 37 Percent of Students Can Repay Loans on Time

by Julianne Hing on March 17 2011, 3:35PM

And with 15 percent of black college grads out of work, that number’s likely to go up.

Topics: Schools & Youth

White House Could Be Forced To Re-Open Yucca Mountain Talks

White House Could Be Forced To Re-Open Yucca Mountain Talks

by Julianne Hing on March 16 2011, 5:10PM

Energy Secretary Steven Chu told Congress that, if the administration loses a pending legal challenge, the idea Native Americans have fought may be back.

Topics: Environment

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