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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.

Civil Rights Groups Slam Obama's Education Reforms

Civil Rights Groups Slam Obama’s Education Reforms

by Julianne Hing on July 26 2010, 3:22PM

The groups have harsh criticism for every major administrative initiative.

Topics: Schools & Youth

War Spending Bill Won't Pay for Teachers' Jobs

War Spending Bill Won’t Pay for Teachers’ Jobs

by Julianne Hing on July 23 2010, 4:01PM

The White House has successfully intimidated the Senate into passing the bill without $10 billion for teachers’ jobs and other domestic spending.

Topics: Schools & Youth

SB 1070 Hearings Suggest Portions of the Law Will Stand

SB 1070 Hearings Suggest Portions of the Law Will Stand

by Julianne Hing on July 23 2010, 11:30AM

The federal judge has indicated that if she does allow an injunction, it will be for certain sections and not the entire anti-immigrant law.

Topics: Arizona's SB 1070, Immigration

Join The Fight Against SB 1070

Join The Fight Against SB 1070

by Julianne Hing on July 22 2010, 6:29PM

This week in Phoenix a federal judge is hearing arguments from immigrant and civil rights groups, the Department of Justice and the State of Arizona over whether or not SB 1070 should be implemented on July 29. SB 1070 makes…

Topics: Immigration

Justice Department Asks Judge to Block SB 1070 Today

Justice Department Asks Judge to Block SB 1070 Today

by Julianne Hing on July 22 2010, 12:23PM

DOJ and advocates have to prove the law would do irreparable harm if allowed to take effect.

Topics: Arizona's SB 1070, Immigration

The Beauty Bloggers Who Blew MAC and Rodarte's Juarez Cover

The Beauty Bloggers Who Blew MAC and Rodarte’s Juarez Cover

by Julianne Hing on July 22 2010, 7:39AM

A virtual panel with the cosmetic experts who exposed the beauty company’s “Juarez” collection and got them to publicly apologize.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Utah State Employee Fired For Releasing 1,300 Names To Press

Utah State Employee Fired For Releasing 1,300 Names To Press

by Julianne Hing on July 21 2010, 5:25PM

Gov. Herbert called the worker’s scheming to get inside private government databases “methodical, thoughtful, very planned.”

Topics: Immigration, Utah Immigrant Hit List

Jan Brewer's $1 Million Legal Defense Fund for SB 1070

Jan Brewer’s $1 Million Legal Defense Fund for SB 1070

by Julianne Hing on July 21 2010, 12:27PM

Arizona’s collecting money from all over the country to pay for its $450 an hour private attorney.

Topics: Arizona's SB 1070, Immigration

1,200 National Guard, Coming to a Border Town Near You

1,200 National Guard, Coming to a Border Town Near You

by Julianne Hing on July 20 2010, 4:41PM

A breakdown of where they’ll go. One guess which state gets the most.

Topics: Immigration

Utah Expands Its Listgate Investigation

Utah Expands Its Listgate Investigation

by Julianne Hing on July 20 2010, 4:36PM

Eight more Utah state employees are under investigation for their possible involvement in leaking a 29-page document containing the personal information of 1,300 Utah residents, some of whom are undocumented.

Topics: Utah Immigrant Hit List

Blacks Locked Out of Oil Spill Cleanup Jobs, says NAACP

Blacks Locked Out of Oil Spill Cleanup Jobs, says NAACP

by Julianne Hing on July 20 2010, 9:56AM

It’s a sign of how bad things are that people are fighting for jobs in a toxic stew.

Topics: Economy, Gulf Oil Spill

Bloggers Demand MAC & Rodarte Donate Profit from Juarez Makeup

Bloggers Demand MAC & Rodarte Donate Profit from Juarez Makeup

by Julianne Hing on July 19 2010, 6:02PM

Update 8:54pm ET: MAC has announced that it will be changing the names of some of the products in their Juarez-inspired collaboration with Rodarte. No details on which product names will be changed—but we’ll venture a guess and say that…

Topics: Arts & Culture

California Sends More National Guard to the Border

California Sends More National Guard to the Border

by Julianne Hing on July 19 2010, 5:20PM

White House border beef-up continues, but still no word on immigration reform.

Topics: Immigration

Calif. Puts BART Police Under Civilian Oversight After Grant Killing

Calif. Puts BART Police Under Civilian Oversight After Grant Killing

by Julianne Hing on July 19 2010, 8:31AM

Two new efforts to keep transit cops accountable after repeated violent incidents.

Topics: Criminal Justice

White House: Let Food Stamps Pay for Teacher Jobs

White House: Let Food Stamps Pay for Teacher Jobs

by Julianne Hing on July 19 2010, 8:05AM

More madness in the administration’s zeal for its testing-centered education reform.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Haiti Gets Shortchanged on Aid

Haiti Gets Shortchanged on Aid

by Julianne Hing on July 16 2010, 2:52PM

Since a U.N. donors conference in March, when countries pledged over $5.3 billion to help Haiti, only $534 million has been delivered.

Topics: Global Affairs, Haiti

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