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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.

Finally, Arizona's Jan Brewer Gives Us Something To Laugh At

Finally, Arizona’s Jan Brewer Gives Us Something To Laugh At

by Julianne Hing on September 3 2010, 12:30PM

The lawmaker’s battling immigrants. And English grammar.

Topics: 2010 Elections

DOJ vs. Joe Arpaio: Here Comes the Lawsuit

DOJ vs. Joe Arpaio: Here Comes the Lawsuit

by Julianne Hing on September 2 2010, 6:12PM

The DOJ has been investigating the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office for alleged civil rights abuses since 2009.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Immigration

How the Discovery Channel Gunman's Green Activism Turned to Hate

How the Discovery Channel Gunman’s Green Activism Turned to Hate

by Julianne Hing on September 2 2010, 4:36PM

A growing sect of the environmental movement is being co-opted by white nationalists.

Topics: Environment

Fidel Castro Owns Up to Persecuting Gays in Cuba

Fidel Castro Owns Up to Persecuting Gays in Cuba

by Julianne Hing on September 2 2010, 2:11PM

“If someone is responsible, it’s me,” Castro told journalists.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Global Affairs

Aerial Drones Take Over the Border

Aerial Drones Take Over the Border

by Julianne Hing on September 1 2010, 1:30PM

Does everyone feel safe yet?

Topics: Immigration, National Security

New York Tells Schools to Stop Harassing Immigrant Students

New York Tells Schools to Stop Harassing Immigrant Students

by Julianne Hing on September 1 2010, 12:23PM

Group says that at least 20 percent of the New York school districts were demanding children’s immigration papers before they could enroll.

Topics: Immigration, Schools & Youth

DOJ: Arizona's Community Colleges Shut Out Immigrant Workers, Too

DOJ: Arizona’s Community Colleges Shut Out Immigrant Workers, Too

by Julianne Hing on August 31 2010, 6:20PM

It’s just the latest round in a series of legal warring between the desert state and the feds.

Topics: Politics, Schools & Youth

It Cost BART $6 Million to Kill Oscar Grant

It Cost BART $6 Million to Kill Oscar Grant

by Julianne Hing on August 31 2010, 11:42AM

It might be legally defensible for police to kill innocent people, but it sure is expensive.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Jezebel's September Fashion Mag Tally: Black Is Still Not Hot

Jezebel’s September Fashion Mag Tally: Black Is Still Not Hot

by Julianne Hing on August 31 2010, 9:59AM

But Halle Berry lands Vogue’s cover—the second black women ever, following Naomi Campbell 20 years ago.

Topics: Arts & Culture

The Jan Brewer Post-Primary Victory Tour

The Jan Brewer Post-Primary Victory Tour

by Julianne Hing on August 30 2010, 3:26PM

Xenophobia in your face.

Topics: 2010 Elections, Politics

For New Orleans, Katrina Recovery Means Remaking Police, Too

For New Orleans, Katrina Recovery Means Remaking Police, Too

by Julianne Hing on August 30 2010, 11:02AM

With the Justice Department bearing down, the city tries to go from worst to best in holding police accountable to the communities they serve.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Katrina Recovery

LA Times Forces Schools' Hand

LA Times Forces Schools’ Hand

by Julianne Hing on August 26 2010, 4:19PM

It’s been a wild couple of weeks for Los Angeles teachers.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Marcelo Lucero's Teen Killers Sentenced for Anti-Immigrant Attack

Marcelo Lucero’s Teen Killers Sentenced for Anti-Immigrant Attack

by Julianne Hing on August 26 2010, 12:30PM

The teens admitted to taking part in the perverse sport of “beaner-hopping,” where they would prowl the streets looking for Latino immigrants to attack.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Immigration

Migrant Deaths At the Border On the Rise

Migrant Deaths At the Border On the Rise

by Julianne Hing on August 25 2010, 3:17PM

But arrests are steadily on the decline.

Topics: Immigration

Did New Orleans Authorize NOPD To Shoot

Did New Orleans Authorize NOPD To Shoot “Looters” After Katrina?

by Julianne Hing on August 25 2010, 12:30PM

New reports allege police brass called martial law to “take back the city and shoot looters.”

Topics: Criminal Justice

Race to the Top's Round 2 Winners, And Why They Matter Infographic

Race to the Top’s Round 2 Winners, And Why They Matter

by Julianne Hing on August 24 2010, 6:04PM

Still, there’s very little that’s organic or local about the education reform movement.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Will NOPD's Impressive 65-Point Plan Overhaul Troubled Agency?

Will NOPD’s Impressive 65-Point Plan Overhaul Troubled Agency?

by Julianne Hing on August 24 2010, 1:27PM

Many of the changes are structural reforms that include instituting weekly accountability meetings

Topics: Criminal Justice

The Many Faces of John McCain--an Interactive History Interactive

The Many Faces of John McCain—an Interactive History

by Julianne Hing on August 24 2010, 12:20PM

In the last 10 years, the Arizona Senator’s gone from being one of the most visible Republican leaders for immigration reform to one of its most aggressive hawks.

Topics: 2010 Elections, Immigration

Back-to-School Day In Arizona, But Not for Border Crossing Kids

Back-to-School Day In Arizona, But Not for Border Crossing Kids

by Julianne Hing on August 23 2010, 12:23PM

Kids need certificates to verify residency and board school buses.

Topics: Immigration, Schools & Youth

Miss USA Rima Fakih Thinks Cordoba House Should Move

Miss USA Rima Fakih Thinks Cordoba House Should Move

by Julianne Hing on August 20 2010, 3:35PM

Says tragedy trumps religion.

Topics: Arts & Culture