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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.

Republican Filibuster Stalls DREAM Act in Senate

Republican Filibuster Stalls DREAM Act in Senate

by Julianne Hing on September 21 2010, 10:39AM

Key Republicans have said they won’t vote for cloture. Here’s what happens next.

Topics: DREAM Act

Asian Americans Run for Political Office in Arizona

Asian Americans Run for Political Office in Arizona

by Julianne Hing on September 20 2010, 2:43PM

But don’t mistake growing Asian American representation for a parallel swell of progressive race politics.

Topics: Politics

Japanese Ken, Meet Kwanzaa Barbie Photo

Japanese Ken, Meet Kwanzaa Barbie

by Julianne Hing, Hatty Lee on September 18 2010, 10:33AM

There’s one for nearly every “ethnic” occasion.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Friday Twitter Break: DREAMers Storm The Senate

Friday Twitter Break: DREAMers Storm The Senate

by Julianne Hing on September 17 2010, 5:50PM

The campaign to win the DREAM Act will always be remembered as a youth-driven movement.

Topics: Technology

John McCain Loses Marbles, Promises to Block DREAM Act

John McCain Loses Marbles, Promises to Block DREAM Act

by Julianne Hing on September 17 2010, 1:28PM

McCain’s wacky back-and-forth on immigration reform continues.

Topics: DREAM Act, Schools & Youth

Danziger Bridge Cover-Up Cop's Sentencing Delayed

Danziger Bridge Cover-Up Cop’s Sentencing Delayed

by Julianne Hing on September 17 2010, 10:19AM

Former NOPD officer Jeffrey Lehrmann faces three years in prison for helping cover up the deadly post-Katrina shooting.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Obama Backs DREAM; Advocates Ramp Up for Senate Vote

Obama Backs DREAM; Advocates Ramp Up for Senate Vote

by Julianne Hing on September 16 2010, 5:34PM

This week marked an important shift in political strategy for immigrant rights activists.

Topics: DREAM Act, Politics

D.C. School Reform In Question After Mayor Fenty's Loss

D.C. School Reform In Question After Mayor Fenty’s Loss

by Julianne Hing on September 16 2010, 1:13PM

Controversial reformer Michelle Rhee admits that her aggressive nature may have helped lead to the mayor’s downfall.

Topics: Politics, Schools & Youth

Steam Builds for Youth Immigration Bill, But Votes Not Yet Certain

Steam Builds for Youth Immigration Bill, But Votes Not Yet Certain

by Julianne Hing on September 15 2010, 4:42PM

Congressional Hispanic Caucus signs on to Reid’s plan to move the bill in the next week.

Topics: DREAM Act, Immigration

Senate to Vote on DREAM Act Before Election

Senate to Vote on DREAM Act Before Election

by Julianne Hing on September 14 2010, 6:14PM

In a marked departure from the Democrats’ immigration reform strategy, Reid says he will try to pass the bill on its own.

Topics: Politics, Schools & Youth

Obama Welcomes America's Kids Back to School

Obama Welcomes America’s Kids Back to School

by Julianne Hing on September 14 2010, 2:13PM

Obama offers lessons from his own high school years for today’s schoolkids.

Topics: Schools & Youth

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Tyler Perry’s “For Colored Girls” Posters Revealed

by Julianne Hing on September 14 2010, 10:00AM

Gossip has swirled around the movie for months, but now it seems it’s finally here.

Topics: Arts & Culture, For Colored Girls

Gabourey Sidibe is a (Much Lighter) Elle Cover Girl

Gabourey Sidibe is a (Much Lighter) Elle Cover Girl

by Julianne Hing on September 13 2010, 6:14PM

When is landing a fashion magazine cover more a snub than a coup?

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gabourey Sidibe

LAPD Cop Who Killed Immigrant is Repeat Shooter, Known as Bully

LAPD Cop Who Killed Immigrant is Repeat Shooter, Known as Bully

by Julianne Hing on September 13 2010, 4:28PM

The department watchdog said the officer used improper tactics in a 2008 shooting.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Sheriff Joe Arpaio, The Perpetual Potential Candidate

Sheriff Joe Arpaio, The Perpetual Potential Candidate

by Julianne Hing on September 13 2010, 12:19PM

Is a presidential bid in the sheriff’s near future?

Topics: Politics

Friday Twitter Break: Fireproof Your Quran

Friday Twitter Break: Fireproof Your Quran

by Julianne Hing on September 10 2010, 7:06PM

President Obama finally steps in, and Terry Jones thankfully quiets down.

Topics: Technology

DREAM Act On the Move

DREAM Act On the Move

by Julianne Hing on September 10 2010, 5:58PM

The bill could see the light of day soon.

Topics: Immigration

Grandparents Keep Families Afloat

Grandparents Keep Families Afloat

by Julianne Hing on September 10 2010, 4:39PM

At least one in ten kids in the U.S. is being raised by a grandparent.

Topics: Economy

American Muslims Speak Out: 9/11 Happened to Us All

American Muslims Speak Out: 9/11 Happened to Us All

by Julianne Hing on September 10 2010, 2:10PM

PSA’s put a new face on the Park51 debate and 9/11.

Topics:

Hazleton, Pa.'s Anti-Immigrant Ordinance Ruled Unconstitutional

Hazleton, Pa.’s Anti-Immigrant Ordinance Ruled Unconstitutional

by Julianne Hing on September 10 2010, 1:05PM

The Third Circuit pushed back on the individual towns that have tried to create their own immigration law.

Topics: Immigration