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.

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…


New Airport Security Measures Promise to Profile Only Select People

by Julianne Hing on April 2 2010, 8:07PM

The Department of Homeland Security announced today President Obama approved a new “intelligence-based” security system to better identify people believed to be specific threats who are flying into the United States. The new “intelligence-based system” will replace a policy implemented…


Friday Twitter Break: Kal Penn Might Be Leaving The White House, And More

by Julianne Hing on April 2 2010, 7:20PM

Your Friday Twitter Break this Good Friday includes plenty of goodies from the Twittersphere, but sadly no Peeps or chocolate eggs. People are talking up the recent jobs numbers, dropping links to important reading material, breaking headlines (Kalpen Modi, White…


Obama Administration Offers Support for UT Austin’s Affirmative Action Policies

by Julianne Hing on April 2 2010, 3:43PM

The Obama Administration filed an amicus brief in support of the University of Texas, Austin, which includes a component that considers race and ethnicity in its admissions decisions. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals is currently hearing a case brought…

Topics: Schools & Youth

ICE Caught In A Lie, And Immigration Advocates Demand Accountability

by Julianne Hing on April 1 2010, 4:34PM

In the fallout after this weekend’s WaPo article revealed that ICE enforcement policies included deportation quotas, a practice that ICE had previously denied, groups have rallied together to call for ICE Assistant Secretary John Morton’s firing. The Fair Immigration Reform…

Topics: Immigration

Friday Twitter Break: Unrest and Impatience Over Immigration, And So Much More

by Julianne Hing on March 26 2010, 5:53PM

We’re going to make this one quick today. The Twittersphere is abuzz about health care reform, Sarah Palin and her leather jacket, Obama’s arms control agreement with Russia, and immigration, immigration, immigration. Be sure to follow ColorLines at @racialjustice! Happy…


The Student Aid Reform Victory Is A Win for Students of Color

by Julianne Hing on March 26 2010, 4:55PM

Health care reform became law this week, and young people around the country have many reasons to celebrate. Several of the provisions in the health care bill will directly improve the lives of young people, one of the most uninsured…


BART Cop Involved in Oscar Grant Shooting Fired

by Julianne Hing on March 26 2010, 12:37PM

More than a year after the fatal shooting of Oscar Grant by BART police, BART has fired police officer Marysol Domenici this week for her involvement in Grant’s death on New Year’s Eve 2009 on the Fruitvale BART platform. Domenici…


The Senators’ Bargain: Sobering Lessons From 2007’s Failed Immigration Reform

by Julianne Hing on March 25 2010, 7:01PM

This past weekend, hundreds of thousands of people from all over the country marched on the national mall in Washington, D.C. for comprehensive and just immigration reform. Families were there, the DREAMers were there, politicians and policy makers were there,…