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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.

California Reintroduces Its Own Dream Act

California Reintroduces Its Own Dream Act

by Julianne Hing on January 11 2011, 4:35PM

But will new Governor Jerry Brown stay true to his word?

Topics: Immigration

Michelle Rhee Goes National With School Education Platform

Michelle Rhee Goes National With School Education Platform

by Julianne Hing on January 11 2011, 2:54PM

The controversial former D.C. schools chief wants to raise $1 billion for her new project by year’s end.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Sheriff's Thoughtful Remarks On Gifford's Shooting Spark Debate

Sheriff’s Thoughtful Remarks On Gifford’s Shooting Spark Debate

by Julianne Hing on January 10 2011, 12:11PM

It’s not the first time Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik has taken a bold stance against bigotry in the state.

Topics: Politics

17-Year-Old Killed by Border Patrol for Allegedly Throwing Rocks

17-Year-Old Killed by Border Patrol for Allegedly Throwing Rocks

by Julianne Hing on January 7 2011, 4:52PM

The agency’s telling one story, while witnesses and an autopsy tell another.

Topics: Immigration

DREAMer Elizabeth Lee Wins Six More Months In U.S.

DREAMer Elizabeth Lee Wins Six More Months In U.S.

by Julianne Hing on January 7 2011, 4:00PM

The 18-year-old from San Francisco wins temporary reprieve in her fight to stay in the U.S.

Topics: Immigration

Georgia to Investigate Reports of Prisoner Abuse

Georgia to Investigate Reports of Prisoner Abuse

by Julianne Hing on January 7 2011, 3:39PM

The news comes weeks after inmates used cell phones to stage massive work stoppages.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Rep. Virginia Foxx to Lead GOP Attack on Higher Education

Rep. Virginia Foxx to Lead GOP Attack on Higher Education

by Julianne Hing on January 7 2011, 11:58AM

The North Carolina Republican is opposed to loan reform and, apparently, graduation.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Protesters Don't Let 14th Amendment Rollback Happen Quietly

Protesters Don’t Let 14th Amendment Rollback Happen Quietly

by Julianne Hing on January 6 2011, 3:46PM

One of what’s sure to be the biggest immigration battles of the year is heating up.

Topics: 14th Amendment

Auburn Football Program Drops the Ball on Academics

Auburn Football Program Drops the Ball on Academics

by Julianne Hing on January 6 2011, 2:01PM

Though they’re headed for the national championship game, all is not well at the Alabama school.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Tucson Has 60 Days to Shut Down Ethnic Studies Classes

Tucson Has 60 Days to Shut Down Ethnic Studies Classes

by Julianne Hing on January 6 2011, 11:54AM

Get ready for a showdown between the district’s teachers and state school officials.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Los Angeles Number One In Charter School Enrollment

Los Angeles Number One In Charter School Enrollment

by Julianne Hing on January 6 2011, 11:51AM

But are they making a difference?

Topics: Schools & Youth

Lawmakers in 14 States Coordinate Birthright Citizenship Attack

Lawmakers in 14 States Coordinate Birthright Citizenship Attack

by Julianne Hing on January 5 2011, 5:11PM

The right’s promised battle over the 14th Amendment has officially begun.

Topics: 14th Amendment, Immigration

DREAMer Hector Lopez Finally Comes Home, Still Faces Deportation

DREAMer Hector Lopez Finally Comes Home, Still Faces Deportation

by Julianne Hing on January 5 2011, 12:50PM

After months in detention, the 21-year-old college student is ready for a day in court.

Topics: Immigration

New Calif. Truancy Law Goes Into Effect

New Calif. Truancy Law Goes Into Effect

by Julianne Hing on January 4 2011, 5:32PM

Parents could face expensive fines and jail time if kids miss school.

Topics: Schools & Youth

NAACP: Georgia Prison Guards Beat Inmates in Retaliatory Violence

NAACP: Georgia Prison Guards Beat Inmates in Retaliatory Violence

by Julianne Hing on January 4 2011, 4:22PM

New reports surface weeks after inmates staged massive strikes at four Georgia prisons.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Are You Ready For Four More Years of Jan Brewer?

Are You Ready For Four More Years of Jan Brewer?

by Julianne Hing on January 3 2011, 6:45PM

Arizona’s controversial governor was sworn in for her first full term on Monday.

Topics: Immigration

Tucson Continues Ethnic Studies Classes Despite New State Ban

Tucson Continues Ethnic Studies Classes Despite New State Ban

by Julianne Hing on January 3 2011, 6:21PM

The school district defies state law and stands to lose millions.

Topics: Immigration, Schools & Youth

New Orleans Dumps FEMA Trailers--and Maybe the People in Them

New Orleans Dumps FEMA Trailers—and Maybe the People in Them

by Julianne Hing on January 3 2011, 3:37PM

The new tough-on-blight policy doesn’t mean the city will help people work out stable housing.

Topics: Economy

How Undocumented Youth Nearly Made Their DREAMs Real in 2010

How Undocumented Youth Nearly Made Their DREAMs Real in 2010

by Julianne Hing on December 20 2010, 10:21AM

Inside the youth-led movement that took on friends and foes alike and forced Congress to act.

Topics: DREAM Act

Obama: There Was

Obama: There Was “No Reason” for Senate to Reject DREAM Act

by Julianne Hing on December 18 2010, 2:02PM

The president and Democratic leadership respond to the failed Senate vote with vows of continued fight.

Topics: DREAM Act