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.

This Is What Food Justice Looks Like

by Julianne Hing on March 20 2009, 11:47AM

A collaboration between artist Favianna Rodriguez and Bryant Terry, author of Vegan Soul Kitchen. Click to enlarge. I’ve got food on the mind. First Lady Michelle Obama (I will never, ever get tired of saying those words) began digging…


The War on Terror Fuels Racial Bullying

by Julianne Hing on March 17 2009, 12:00PM

Community advocates demand policy changes as Sikh kids face more violence.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Wrong Then, Wrong Now? [VIDEO]

by Julianne Hing on March 17 2009, 9:01AM

Today’s debate about immigration is nothing new - the same themes, even the same statements - are echoes of debates going back to our nation’s founding. This video, produced by NWFCO, recalls some of that past, and questions whether…

Topics: Immigration

Join Us Today the Race and Immigration Call

by Julianne Hing on March 17 2009, 8:59AM

Today’s call, the fourth in our series of Compact for Racial Justice Phone Forums, focuses on race and immigration. It’s not too late to RSVP to join us today at 1pm PST/4pm EST. And be sure to check out…

Topics: Immigration

Spotlight: Kamau Bell

by Julianne Hing on March 10 2009, 12:00PM

Comedy to end racism in an hour

Topics: Arts & Culture

A Fragile Union: Beyond Prop 8

by Julianne Hing on March 5 2009, 11:20AM

I stopped by the California Supreme Court in San Francisco today to see if I could get in to the hearing where justices today are hearing arguments on whether to overturn Prop 8. It was a no go; crowds…

Topics: ColorLines Features

Immigrant Advocates Want Action from Obama

by Julianne Hing on March 4 2009, 5:20PM

Photo by PaisleyPitbull Over eight thousand people gathered in Phoenix this weekend to demand an end to the raids, mass detention and deportation of thousands of immigrants that have swept across the country. The demonstration was touted as a…

Topics: Immigration

Check out Vijay Prashad’s review of The Breakthrough

by Julianne Hing on March 2 2009, 4:09PM

The Breakthrough began its public life as a putative scandal during the 2008 presidential campaign. John McCain’s cadaverous team tried to suggest that PBS journalist Gwen Ifill could not be neutral in the debate between Republican Sarah Palin and…


Rants and Raves

by Julianne Hing on March 2 2009, 12:00PM

Reading between the headlines


The Crime? Humanitarian Aid

The Crime? Humanitarian Aid

by Julianne Hing on March 2 2009, 12:00PM

An activist is charged with littering after leaving water for immigrants.


For Filipino Vets, Justice Arrives In An Unlikely Package

by Julianne Hing on February 25 2009, 3:41PM

Filipino veterans with Sen. Daniel Akaka (photo courtesy of Pacific Citizen) Some days, every once in a while, there’s legitimately good news to share. Today’s one of them! Have you heard? After dozens of years of fighting for fair…


Women of Color, Domestic Violence and “That” Picture of Rihanna

by Julianne Hing on February 20 2009, 9:46AM

Rihanna’s back in the news again after a photo of her taken the night she was allegedly beat by Chris Brown was leaked online. You probably saw it, even if you weren’t looking for it. Today, the LAPD is…


Make time for Tulia, Texas tonight

by Julianne Hing on February 10 2009, 11:06AM

(photo credit: Ryan Anson) Tulia, Texas is airing on PBS stations across the country tonight, and you need to see this documentary. In the summer of 1999 the small backwater Texas town grabbed headlines after an undercover drug operation…


Creating Change 2009 - The Good, The Bad, The Beautiful

by Julianne Hing on February 4 2009, 1:09PM

I’m just back from Creating Change hosted in Denver by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. It was my first time there, and Tracy gave me the lowdown before I left: “It’s basically the largest queer white activist…


“It’s a little rappy!”

by Julianne Hing on February 3 2009, 7:55PM

This morning, stars of Slumdog Millionaire Anil Kapoor (who played the Millionaire host) and Dev Patel (who played Jamal) were on Today and The View respectively and both men were, for some reason, asked to dance. via Jezebel Can…


Assessing Racial Equity Impacts in the House Stimulus Bill

by Julianne Hing on February 3 2009, 12:48PM

Conducting a racial equity impact assessment of the stimulus package can start with a chart like this one, which examines per capita spending on jobs training from the bill that passed the House last week. States to the right…


How To Make Sense of Senseless Acts of Violence Committed by Asian and Asian American Men

by Julianne Hing on January 23 2009, 10:10AM

As a regular reader of the blog Angry Asian Man, I’m well familiar with what’s become a seemingly daily feature there, affectionately titled “Asians Behaving Badly.” Amongst the political news and television reviews, Angry Asian Man also features quick mentions…

Topics: Media

Mehserle Charged with Murder but Oakland Isn’t Celebrating Yet

by Julianne Hing on January 15 2009, 11:59AM

The morning news reports from last night’s rally in Oakland led with the 18 arrests made after a couple stragglers smashed several storefront windows, but the big news from last night is that over a thousand people came together to…


Oakland Residents Bring Questions, Get Few Answers at BART Hearing

by Julianne Hing on January 9 2009, 4:16AM

Hundreds of activists, students, religious leaders and local politicians attended a marathon public hearing at BART’s headquarters today over the fatal police shooting of 22-year-old Oscar Grant. The public hearing came the morning after a peaceful civil protest turned…


The White Man’s Port of the Future

by Julianne Hing on January 6 2009, 12:00PM

Mississippi governor mismanages funds meant for housing recovery—again.

Topics: Hurricane Katrina