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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.

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

Rep. Cleaver: GOP Manufactures Black-Brown Tensions

Rep. Cleaver: GOP Manufactures Black-Brown Tensions

by Julianne Hing on March 2 2011, 4:00PM

Members call the GOP’s tactics to divide communities of color on immigration as “abhorrent and repulsive.”

Topics: Immigration, Politics

Most Americans Don't Want 14th Amendment Rollbacks

Most Americans Don’t Want 14th Amendment Rollbacks

by Julianne Hing on February 28 2011, 9:19AM

But the poll also found that a majority favors Arizona’s harsh anti-immigration law.

Topics: Immigration

Georgia Prison Guards Arrested for Retaliatory Abuse of Inmate

Georgia Prison Guards Arrested for Retaliatory Abuse of Inmate

by Julianne Hing on February 25 2011, 3:48PM

The fallout continues from last December’s massive prison strike.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Luis Ramirez's Attackers Get Nine Years in Prison for Deadly Beating

Luis Ramirez’s Attackers Get Nine Years in Prison for Deadly Beating

by Julianne Hing on February 24 2011, 3:20PM

But other teens from the attackers’ hometown are outraged that they’re being tried in the first place.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Compton Rejects Parent Petition for Charter School Takeover

Compton Rejects Parent Petition for Charter School Takeover

by Julianne Hing on February 23 2011, 5:50PM

The fate of the law is uncertain as it’s considered by a new State Board of Education appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Arizona's Suite of New Anti-Immigrant Bills Moves to Senate

Arizona’s Suite of New Anti-Immigrant Bills Moves to Senate

by Julianne Hing on February 23 2011, 4:02PM

Immigrant rights activists in their state say the news is proof that conservatives are growing desperate.

Topics: Immigration

Minuteman Vigilante Shawna Forde Sentenced to Death

Minuteman Vigilante Shawna Forde Sentenced to Death

by Julianne Hing on February 22 2011, 6:59PM

The anti-immigrantion activist was convicted last week of first-degree murder in the deaths of young Brisenia Flores and her father.

Topics: Immigration