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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.

Latin American Countries Stand Against SB 1070

Latin American Countries Stand Against SB 1070

by Julianne Hing on October 5 2010, 4:34PM

The countries include Mexico, El Salvador, and Brazil.

Topics: Immigration

California Parents Could Get Jail Time if Kids Miss School

California Parents Could Get Jail Time if Kids Miss School

by Julianne Hing on October 5 2010, 1:00PM

Critics argue black and brown families will be hit hardest.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Ex-BART Cop Mehserle Demands New Trial in Oscar Grant Killing

Ex-BART Cop Mehserle Demands New Trial in Oscar Grant Killing

by Julianne Hing on October 4 2010, 6:28PM

Says he didn’t get a fair shake from his out-of-city trial and involuntary manslaughter conviction for shooting an unarmed man.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Comprehensive Immigration Reform Arrives

Comprehensive Immigration Reform Arrives

by Julianne Hing on October 4 2010, 4:25PM

And to the surprise of no one in the immigrant rights movement, it’s kind of a letdown.

Topics: Immigration

Oprah Winfrey's Education Reform Infomercial

Oprah Winfrey’s Education Reform Infomercial

by Julianne Hing on September 24 2010, 12:06PM

The talk show hosts brings together the country’s most volatile education reformers.

Topics: Oprah, Schools & Youth

After Failed Defense Bill Vote, DREAM Act Finds Its Way Back

After Failed Defense Bill Vote, DREAM Act Finds Its Way Back

by Julianne Hing on September 24 2010, 11:45AM

Sen. Dick Durbin breaths yet another life into the bill.

Topics: Immigration

Texas School Board Tries to Rewrite History, Again

Texas School Board Tries to Rewrite History, Again

by Julianne Hing on September 23 2010, 3:05PM

The state’s considering a resolution to ban books with “pro-Islamic” slants.

Topics:

Joe Arpaio Accused of Misusing $80 Million in Taxpayer Funds

Joe Arpaio Accused of Misusing $80 Million in Taxpayer Funds

by Julianne Hing on September 23 2010, 2:24PM

And reports of Arpaio’s widespread misconduct and abuse pile up.

Topics: Criminal Justice

NOPD Cop Gets Three-Year Sentence for Danziger Bridge

NOPD Cop Gets Three-Year Sentence for Danziger Bridge

by Julianne Hing on September 23 2010, 11:02AM

Four other officers await sentencing.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Merit Pay for Teachers Doesn't Raise Test Scores, Study Finds

Merit Pay for Teachers Doesn’t Raise Test Scores, Study Finds

by Julianne Hing on September 22 2010, 3:17PM

The Obama administration’s big ticket education reform ideas may not carry much weight.

Topics: Schools & Youth

“This Is Not Over” — What’s Next for the DREAM Act

by Julianne Hing on September 21 2010, 6:25PM

Young activists gear up for a new battle.

Topics: DREAM Act, Immigration

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