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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.

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

Schumer Loves Border Security Millions, Opposes GOP Cuts

Schumer Loves Border Security Millions, Opposes GOP Cuts

by Julianne Hing on February 22 2011, 4:10PM

Three Democrats criticize proposed cuts, calling them a “giant step backward.”

Topics: Immigration

Arizona Introduces

Arizona Introduces “Omnibus” Immigration Bill

by Julianne Hing on February 22 2011, 11:54AM

Thought SB 1070 was bad? This is worse.

Topics: Immigration

ABC Shows Everyday Bravery in Face of Arizona's Racial Profiling

ABC Shows Everyday Bravery in Face of Arizona’s Racial Profiling

by Julianne Hing on February 21 2011, 12:31PM

Protecting communities of color sometimes comes down to individual acts of heroism, but it shouldn’t

Topics: Immigration

ICE Starts Immigration Audit of 1,000 Firms as GOP Pushes E-Verify

ICE Starts Immigration Audit of 1,000 Firms as GOP Pushes E-Verify

by Julianne Hing on February 18 2011, 10:07AM

As Obama expands employer audits, GOP pushes growth of a database that’s wrongly identified tens of thousands of workers as undocumented.

Topics: Immigration

Tom Horne Says Border Agent Shootings Represent 'Escalating Threat'

Tom Horne Says Border Agent Shootings Represent ‘Escalating Threat’

by Julianne Hing on February 18 2011, 8:29AM

Two U.S. federal immigration agents were shot and killed in Mexico this week.

Topics: Immigration

Houston's Top Cop Defends Videotaped Beating of Teen Boy

Houston’s Top Cop Defends Videotaped Beating of Teen Boy

by Julianne Hing on February 18 2011, 6:59AM

Police Chief Charles McClelland says his force is suffering because of a few bad apples.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Seattle Cop Resigns After Native American Man's Killing Ruled Unjustified

Seattle Cop Resigns After Native American Man’s Killing Ruled Unjustified

by Julianne Hing on February 17 2011, 11:51AM

Will Seattle District Attorney Dan Satterberg ever hold police officers accountable for misconduct?

Topics: Criminal Justice

House Republicans Move to Protect For-Profit Schools' Earnings

House Republicans Move to Protect For-Profit Schools’ Earnings

by Julianne Hing on February 16 2011, 12:06PM

Rep. Virginia Foxx leads the GOP effort to block federal regulation of schools that prey on low income students of color.

Topics: Schools & Youth