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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.

MAC, Rodarte Say Sorry for Juarez-Inspired Makeup

MAC, Rodarte Say Sorry for Juarez-Inspired Makeup

by Julianne Hing on July 16 2010, 2:40PM

Rodarte and MAC team up on border-town shades such as “factory,” “Ghost town” and “quinceanera.”

Topics: Arts & Culture

Lots More Students of Color in College--and in Debt

Lots More Students of Color in College—and in Debt

by Julianne Hing on July 16 2010, 10:24AM

An Education Department study finds black students disproportionately in for-profit schools, students of color broadly in public institutions.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Jan Brewer Jumps Ahead In Polls, Except With Latinos

Jan Brewer Jumps Ahead In Polls, Except With Latinos

by Julianne Hing on July 15 2010, 6:08PM

New numbers released today by Rocky Mountain Poll show that Arizona Gov Jan Brewer’s anti-immigrant tactics are paying off for her across the state. In a poll the company conducted of 524 voters in the week before July 11, Brewer’s…

Topics: Politics

Legal Challenge to SB 1070 Enters the Courtroom

Legal Challenge to SB 1070 Enters the Courtroom

by Julianne Hing on July 15 2010, 4:48PM

This morning, a federal judge in Phoenix heard arguments over whether Arizona’s SB 1070 should be blocked before July 29, when it is scheduled to go into effect. SB 1070 makes it a state crime to be undocumented in Arizona,…

Topics: Arizona's SB 1070

Numbers Don't Lie: Arizona Crime On the Decline

Numbers Don’t Lie: Arizona Crime On the Decline

by Julianne Hing on July 15 2010, 12:53PM

An immigrant rights group breaks down crime rates in the SB 1070 state.

Topics: Immigration

U.S. Extends Deadline for Haitians to Get Protected Status

U.S. Extends Deadline for Haitians to Get Protected Status

by Julianne Hing on July 14 2010, 6:05PM

The filing period, initially set to end next week, is pushed back to January 2011.

Topics: Haiti, Immigration

New Orleans Cops Plead Not Guilty in Danziger Bridge Shooting

New Orleans Cops Plead Not Guilty in Danziger Bridge Shooting

by Julianne Hing on July 14 2010, 3:00PM

The Justice Department has charged a growing list officers in the post-Katrina violence and subsequent coverup.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Democrats Battle: The White House vs. Teacher Jobs

Democrats Battle: The White House vs. Teacher Jobs

by Julianne Hing on July 14 2010, 12:50AM

President Obama’s veto threat looms as House Dems demand he shave some money from his education initiative to pay for educators.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Six More New Orleans Cops Charged in Post-Katrina Shooting

Six More New Orleans Cops Charged in Post-Katrina Shooting

by Julianne Hing on July 13 2010, 7:33PM

Federal charges just keep coming in the Danzinger Bridge shootings.

Topics: Criminal Justice

One In Five Default On Their Student Loans

One In Five Default On Their Student Loans

by Julianne Hing on July 13 2010, 4:58PM

And students of color are more likely to have debt they can’t pay from for-profit, career schools.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Only 9 Charged in Much-Hyped Oscar Grant 'Riot'

Only 9 Charged in Much-Hyped Oscar Grant ‘Riot’

by Julianne Hing on July 13 2010, 12:28PM

And fully three quarters of the 100 people arrested weren’t from Oakland.

Topics: Oscar Grant Trial

Oscar Grant Family Calls Mehserle Letter A Ploy

Oscar Grant Family Calls Mehserle Letter A Ploy

by Julianne Hing on July 12 2010, 12:30PM

Ex-Bart cop’s missive dismissed as effort to get a more lenient sentence.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Oscar Grant Trial

Oscar Grant Verdict: What's Inside the Jury's Ruling

Oscar Grant Verdict: What’s Inside the Jury’s Ruling

by Julianne Hing on July 9 2010, 11:36AM

How could a jury all but acquit a white cop for yet another killing of a young Black man?

Topics: Criminal Justice, Oscar Grant Trial

“MY SON WAS MURDERED”—GRANT’S MOM

by Julianne Hing on July 8 2010, 11:44PM

Oscar Grant’s family insists the shooting was no accident and argues that the jury’s deliberations ended far too quickly for it to have fairly weighed the case.

Topics: Oscar Grant Trial

Oscar Grant Verdict: Involuntary Manslaughter

Oscar Grant Verdict: Involuntary Manslaughter

by Julianne Hing on July 8 2010, 7:51PM

Jury accepts defense argument that Johannes Mehserle shot Oscar Grant on accident.

Topics: Oscar Grant Trial

Obama's High-Stakes Teacher Bashing

Obama’s High-Stakes Teacher Bashing

by Julianne Hing on July 8 2010, 4:14PM

The White House’s outsized reaction to House Democrats’ effort to help states pay educators makes no sense—unless understood as crass, anti-teacher politics.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Oscar Grant Jury Shakeups Slow Deliberations

Oscar Grant Jury Shakeups Slow Deliberations

by Julianne Hing on July 6 2010, 4:00PM

With jurors swapping out, people will have to wait a little bit longer for an answer in ex-BART cop Johannes Mehserle’s trial.

Topics: Oscar Grant Trial

Oscar Grant Trial: The Jury's Debate

Oscar Grant Trial: The Jury’s Debate

by Julianne Hing on July 2 2010, 7:37AM

A detailed breakdown of the charges Johannes Mehserle faces and the arguments jurors will weigh in deciding his fate.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Oscar Grant Trial

Grant Family To Cop: Spare Us Your Crocodile Tears

Grant Family To Cop: Spare Us Your Crocodile Tears

by Julianne Hing on June 26 2010, 1:34PM

Mehserle’s emotional testimony outrages Oscar Grant’s family, as prosecution chips away at the defense’s argument that the shooting was an accident.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Oscar Grant Trial

Oscar Grant Trial: I'm Not a Murderer

Oscar Grant Trial: I’m Not a Murderer

by Julianne Hing on June 25 2010, 12:52AM

Johannes Mehserle has finally spoken for himself. And in one compelling testimony he transformed from the anonymous symbol of cop brutality a sympathetic, imperfect human being a jury can understand.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Oscar Grant Trial