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.

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…


Open-Carry Rallies Mark Anti-Government Hatred

by Julianne Hing on April 19 2010, 12:58PM

People brandishing their guns in a so-called “open-carry” rally gathered at Hunt National Park in Virginia today for the Restore the Constitution rally. From there they drove in a convoy to Gravelly Park in Alexandria, Virginia. According to the Washington…


Friday Twitter Break: Goldman Sachs Charged With Fraud, Surprises No One

by Julianne Hing on April 16 2010, 2:39PM

Friday, sweet Friday, has arrived. And as usual, folks are taking to their Twitter accounts to sound off, share headlines, and mobilize people. It’s a jam-packed edition this week. The news that the SEC is charging Goldman Sachs with fraud…


ICE Leads Border Raids That Obama Admin Promised to Stop

by Julianne Hing on April 16 2010, 10:38AM

Yesterday, more than 800 law enforcement officials conducted the largest raid on border crossers on both sides of the American and Mexican border. The NY Times called it the largest immigrant smuggling raid in U.S. history intended to take…

Topics: Immigration

Erica Jong: Oprah Wasn’t A “Professional Negro” Before

by Julianne Hing on April 15 2010, 9:00AM

Oprah Winfrey, that enigmatic media mogul, that high-powered television host with the Midas touch, the purveyor of hopes and dreams and refrigerators, is the subject of everyone’s fascination. And these days more than ever, what with Kitty Kelley’s latest…

Topics: Media

Mississippi Ordered to Stop Segregating Its Schools

by Julianne Hing on April 14 2010, 4:22PM

The Department of Justice announced that a federal judge ordered a Mississippi county to stop the illegal practice of allowing white students to transfer out of their assigned high schools to the county’s only white-majority high school. The Washington…

Topics: Schools & Youth

NCAA’s Mandatory Sickle Cell Testing Could Impact Black Athletes

by Julianne Hing on April 13 2010, 9:09AM

Last year, ColorLines reported on a proposed new rule from the NCAA that would require sickle cell testing for all Division I athletes. The NY Times reports that NCAA member conferences are set to vote sometime this week in…

Topics: Sports

Friday Twitter Break: Supreme Court Speculation Edition

by Julianne Hing on April 9 2010, 5:07PM

Happy Friday, everyone. The news that everyone’s been expecting for a while is now official: Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens is retiring later this year, opening up the field for a second appointment by President Obama. Folks are throwing…


Third NOPD Cop Pleads Guilty to Cover-Up In Katrina Shooting

by Julianne Hing on April 8 2010, 5:34PM

Michael Hunter, a 33-year-old New Orleans cop, pleaded guilty for his involvement in the cover-up of the fatal shooting incident on Danziger Bridge in New Orleans yesterday. Hunter is just one of seven New Orleans Police Department members who were…


Write Glenn Beck A Poem, Join The Haik U Beck Twitterstorm

by Julianne Hing on April 7 2010, 8:25PM

Remember when your favorite (and by “favorite” I mean most reviled) cable television commentator Glenn Beck blasted any religion that dedicates itself to “social justice”—that sin of sins? His exact words were: I beg you, look for the words ‘social…


Daytime Curfew Laws Criminalize Youth, Don’t Fight The Crime They Say They Will

by Julianne Hing on April 7 2010, 3:09PM

The city council of Richmond, California, unanimously passed a daytime curfew law yesterday in an effort to curb truancy and crime that’s being associated with teens. The ordinance makes it illegal for any young person to be out in…

Topics: Criminal Justice

Wilma Mankiller, Cherokee Leader and Activist, Passes Away

by Julianne Hing on April 7 2010, 1:25PM

Wilma Mankiller, the first woman elected chief of the Cherokee Nation, passed away yesterday at the age of 64. Mankiller served as principal chief from 1985 to 1995, and is credited with revitalizing the Cherokee community by prioritizing strong social…


Does Race to The Top Force States to Trade Values for Dollars?

by Julianne Hing on April 5 2010, 3:07PM

Now that the first round of winners from the Obama administration’s education reform by way of competitive grants have been announced, states are starting to get honest about what the application and qualifying process has meant for their states. Of…