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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.

The Johannes Mehserle PR Campaign--From Killer to Happy Dad

The Johannes Mehserle PR Campaign—From Killer to Happy Dad

by Julianne Hing on August 9 2010, 6:02PM

Supporters show family photos, wage rallies and create websites to drum up sympathy before sentencing.

Topics: Oscar Grant Trial

Obama's Not Sparing DREAMers--Their Activism is Winning

Obama’s Not Sparing DREAMers—Their Activism is Winning

by Julianne Hing on August 9 2010, 1:05PM

New York Times sees benevolence instead of organizing as force behind young activists’ victories.

Topics: DREAM Act, Immigration

Friday Twitter Break: The Week Kanye West Joined Twitter

Friday Twitter Break: The Week Kanye West Joined Twitter

by Julianne Hing on August 6 2010, 6:55PM

While Wyclef Jean decided to be president, Naomi Campbell confessed she’s never heard of Liberia and the GOP, well, went on being the GOP.

Topics: Technology

Thirty Percent of Latinos See Racism In Immigration Debate

Thirty Percent of Latinos See Racism In Immigration Debate

by Julianne Hing on August 6 2010, 1:28PM

But are lawmakers on either side of the isle listening?

Topics: Immigration

Senate OK's $600 Million for Still More Border Security

Senate OK’s $600 Million for Still More Border Security

by Julianne Hing on August 6 2010, 1:12PM

The new bill supports extra border patrol agents and aerial drones.

Topics: Immigration

Naomi Campbell Didn't Know What a Blood Diamond Was

Naomi Campbell Didn’t Know What a Blood Diamond Was

by Julianne Hing on August 5 2010, 4:40PM

She also didn’t know what Liberia was, according to court testimony in the trial of the country’s former dictator.

Topics: Global Affairs

Senate Passes $10 Billion Teachers' Fund

Senate Passes $10 Billion Teachers’ Fund

by Julianne Hing on August 5 2010, 3:19PM

Congress’ last minute aid package helps school districts crippled by recession.

Topics: Schools & Youth

The 14th Amendment Rollback: See Ya, Bobby Jindal

The 14th Amendment Rollback: See Ya, Bobby Jindal

by Julianne Hing on August 5 2010, 1:48PM

MoJo considers who’d be kicked out if McConnell and Co. got their way.

Topics: 14th Amendment, Immigration, Politics

Senate Talks For-Profit College Industry Regulation

Senate Talks For-Profit College Industry Regulation

by Julianne Hing on August 5 2010, 11:33AM

Higher education’s shadiest swindlers get congressional lashing.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Whitman Drops $99 Million in Calif. Governor's Race

Whitman Drops $99 Million in Calif. Governor’s Race

by Julianne Hing on August 4 2010, 3:56PM

And there are still four months to go until Election Day.

Topics: Politics

Federal Probe Catches For-Profit Schools Preying on Poor Students

Federal Probe Catches For-Profit Schools Preying on Poor Students

by Julianne Hing on August 4 2010, 11:20AM

Recruiters asked GAO investigators posing as students to falsify financial aid documents.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Cities Still Boycotting Arizona, But Does It Matter? Infographic

Cities Still Boycotting Arizona, But Does It Matter?

by Julianne Hing on August 3 2010, 5:22PM

At least 22 cities and counties have passed resolutions condemning the SB 1070-state.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration

MAC, Rodarte Will Donate ALL Global Profits to Juarez

MAC, Rodarte Will Donate ALL Global Profits to Juarez

by Julianne Hing on August 2 2010, 1:42PM

Both companies scramble to cover missteps in their Juarez-inspired makeup line.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Obama to Critics: I'm Not Bashing Teachers

Obama to Critics: I’m Not Bashing Teachers

by Julianne Hing on July 30 2010, 5:00PM

The president insists his controversial program doesn’t amount to teacher bashing.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Brewer Appeals Injunction Ruling

Brewer Appeals Injunction Ruling

by Julianne Hing on July 29 2010, 7:22PM

The Arizona governor wants the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to let the whole law go into effect while the lawsuits get resolved.

Topics: Arizona's SB 1070, Immigration

What's Next for Arizona's SB 1070?

What’s Next for Arizona’s SB 1070?

by Julianne Hing on July 29 2010, 1:58PM

Activists storm the state as lawyers hunker down for a long fight.

Topics: Arizona's SB 1070, Immigration

DREAM Act Moves to the Top of the List

DREAM Act Moves to the Top of the List

by Julianne Hing on July 28 2010, 3:17PM

Congressional Democrats and Beltway activists are coming around to the idea of creating a path to citizenship for youth, with or without broader immigration reforms.

Topics: Immigration, Schools & Youth

Federal Judge Blocks Portions of SB 1070

Federal Judge Blocks Portions of SB 1070

by Julianne Hing on July 28 2010, 2:03PM

Ruling comes just hours before the law was to take effect tomorrow.

Topics: Arizona's SB 1070

NYC Settles Sean Bell Case for $7 Million

NYC Settles Sean Bell Case for $7 Million

by Julianne Hing on July 28 2010, 11:49AM

It’s getting expensive for city police forces to keep shooting unarmed citizens.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Nineteen Finalists Named in Obama's Controversial Education Project

Nineteen Finalists Named in Obama’s Controversial Education Project

by Julianne Hing on July 27 2010, 4:00PM

The president’s plans force states to tie teacher salaries to student performance.

Topics: Schools & Youth