Julianne Hing

Julianne Hing
Julianne Hing Reporter / Blogger
Oakland, CA

Julianne Hing is a reporter and blogger for 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.

Arizona D-Backs Play In Chicago, SB 1070 Protests Follow [VIDEO]

by Julianne Hing on April 29 2010, 6:37PM

The national boycott against Arizona-based companies is on, protests against SB 1070 are popping up around the country, and now, people are targeting Arizona’s baseball team. Today’s attendees at the Cubs-Diamondbacks game in Chicago today were met by a knot…


The Lawsuits Are Here: ACLU, MALDEF, NILC Challenge Arizona

by Julianne Hing on April 29 2010, 11:42AM

Immigrant and civil rights groups are set to announce in Phoenix today that they are ready to take on SB 1070, Arizona’s new law that demands that law enforcement officers pull over and question anyone they believe may be in…

Topics: Immigration

Richmond Wins Again, Chevron Expansion Project Ruled Illegal

by Julianne Hing on April 28 2010, 6:08PM

On Monday the California First District Court of Appeals issued another favorable decision in the ongoing saga of Richmond, California’s fight with Chevron over a proposed facility expansion project in the East Bay town. A judge said that Chevron’s…

Topics: Environment

Arizona Wants The Feds’ Help To Train Its Cops for SB 1070

by Julianne Hing on April 28 2010, 3:50PM

On the same day that Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Department of Justice was conducting a review of SB 1070’s constitutionality, the Arizona agency tasked with training its 15,000 law enforcement officers put out a call for some…


Defeating SB 1070 In Court: The Next Steps

by Julianne Hing on April 27 2010, 4:49PM

Legal challenges to Arizona’s SB 1070 are coming from all sides. Both the ACLU and MALDEF are planning legal action against Arizona’s SB 1070, the law that makes it a crime to be an undocumented immigrant in the state and…

Topics: Immigration

BREAKING: Pima County Sheriff Refuses to Cooperate with SB1070

by Julianne Hing on April 27 2010, 4:02PM

UPDATE: Contact info for Sheriff Dupnik’s department can be found at Tucson, Arizona’s KGUN9 is reporting that Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik ain’t gonna enforce SB 1070 in his town. He called it “a racist law” and will not…

Topics: Immigration

Civil Rights Groups Ask: Is Arizona’s SB1070 Even Legal?

by Julianne Hing on April 23 2010, 8:50PM

In the days leading up to Arizona Governor Jan Brewer’s decision today to sign SB1070 into law, many spoke with confidence that if passed the bill would be found unconstitutional. “Lawsuits are going to be filed immediately,” Isabel Garcia, co-chair…

Topics: Immigration

Young People At The Front Lines of Pro-Migrant Movement, SB1070 Protests Photo

Young People At The Front Lines of Pro-Migrant Movement, SB1070 Protests

by Julianne Hing on April 23 2010, 5:45PM

Above Photo: NAKASEC Arizona news outlets estimated that the number of protesters who stood up against SB 1070 in Phoenix today reached into the thousands. Multiple outlets are reporting that the vast majority of protesters were high school students from…


Arizona Legalizes Racial Profiling With SB 1070, Says Advocates

by Julianne Hing on April 23 2010, 4:12PM

Gov. Jan Brewer signed SB 1070 into law in Phoenix, Arizona moments ago. The state law, which immigration restrictionists boast is the toughest immigration bill in the country, criminalizes the presence of people who are undocumented in the state….

Topics: Immigration

All Eyes On Arizona, Brewer Expected to Sign SB 1070 At Noon [Audio]

by Julianne Hing on April 23 2010, 12:51PM

MP3 Thousands of people are crowding into the blocks surrounding the state Capitol building in Phoenix awaiting Governor Jan Brewer’s next move. is reporting that Brewer will sign the bill, one day before her Saturday deadline. A national…

Topics: Immigration

Not In Arizona? Here’s Who To Follow On Twitter for #SB1070 Updates

by Julianne Hing on April 23 2010, 12:13PM

It’s a new day, but for people in Tucson, Arizona, hundreds of whom have been camped out at the Capitol building for 24-hour vigils, the protests never stopped. The momentum of yesterday’s walkouts and massive protests has pushed Gov….


BART Fires Cop Who Hurled Racial Epithets At Oscar Grant

by Julianne Hing on April 23 2010, 9:33AM

Late yesterday, BART’s police department fired Anthony Pirone, the cop who was caught on video assaulting Oscar Grant on the BART platform minutes before Grant was shot in the back by fellow BART officer Johannes Mehserle. Pirone, who was one…


Thousands Flood Phoenix to Protest Arizona’s SB 1070

by Julianne Hing on April 22 2010, 4:36PM

RaceWire is hearing reports from folks on the ground that thousands of protesters, including waves of students, from all over the state of Arizona have descended upon the state capitol to tell Governor Jan Brewer to veto SB 1070, the…

Topics: Immigration

New Orleans Activists Want Feds To Get Real About NOPD Misconduct

by Julianne Hing on April 22 2010, 1:48PM

Community United for Change, a new coalition of New Orleans-based grassroots groups, is convening a public hearing tonight to collect testimony of people’s experiences of police brutality with New Orleans Police Department officers. The coalition will deliver transcripts of the…


Arne Duncan’s Got Ideas To Help Latino Students Graduate from College

by Julianne Hing on April 22 2010, 8:35AM

The Secretary of Education shared his broad ideas for helping support the retention of Latino students in higher education earlier this week. Duncan spoke at the 15th Annual National Capitol forum on Hispanic Higher Education on Monday about the need…

Topics: Schools & Youth

Arizona Activists Step Up the Fight, Urge Gov. Brewer to Stop SB 1070

by Julianne Hing on April 21 2010, 2:48PM

In the six days since the Arizona legislature passed SB 1070, the bill that would empower police officers to detain anyone they have “reasonable suspicion” to believe is undocumented, activists have fought to stop the bill’s passage. The bill is…

Topics: Immigration

McCain And Kyl’s Border Plan: Send 3,000 Troops Now

by Julianne Hing on April 20 2010, 4:35PM

Senators John McCain and Jon Kyl, both from Arizona, unveiled a 10-point enforcement-only immigration bill yesterday. The bill is their answer to several incidents of violence along the border, including the shooting death of an Arizona rancher, that have ignited…

Topics: Immigration

Dorothy Height, Civil Rights Icon and Leader, Passes Away at 98

by Julianne Hing on April 20 2010, 11:15AM

Dorothy Height, the civil rights activist and pioneer, passed away early this morning at the age of 98. The AP is reporting that Height, who had been ill for several weeks at Howard University, died of natural causes. Height…


White House Reaches Out to Muslims, Who Want More Action Than Talk

by Julianne Hing on April 20 2010, 9:39AM

The New York Times reported over the weekend that the White House has been making quiet overtures to make amends with the Muslim community in the U.S. and build a stronger relationship for a healthier climate for policy making….

Topics: National Security

Long Island Teen Found Guilty in Marcelo Lucero’s Hate Crime Murder

by Julianne Hing on April 19 2010, 2:53PM

Jeffrey Conroy, the 19-year-old from Long Island charged with the 2008 murder of Ecuadorean immigrant Marcelo Lucero, was found guilty of manslaughter with a hate crime today. Six other teens were initially indicted, but Conroy was the only person who…