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Julianne Hing

Julianne Hing
Julianne Hing Reporter / Blogger
Oakland, CA

Julianne Hing is a reporter and blogger for Colorines.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.

New Jersey DREAM Act Moves Forward Despite Christie's Veto Threat

New Jersey DREAM Act Moves Forward Despite Christie’s Veto Threat

by Julianne Hing on December 13 2013, 1:42PM

The bill moves to the Assembly floor next week.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Where Do San Francisco's Evicted Go?

Where Do San Francisco’s Evicted Go?

by Julianne Hing on December 13 2013, 7:00AM

In San Francisco a loophole in California law is allowing speculators to push residents out of their apartments. The question is, where do they go?

Topics: Economy

What Tech Startup CEO Greg Gopman Doesn't Know About SF's 'Degenerates' He Insulted

What Tech Startup CEO Greg Gopman Doesn’t Know About SF’s ‘Degenerates’ He Insulted

by Julianne Hing on December 11 2013, 5:57PM

How’s about that “open discussion” you wanted, Greg Gopman?

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Joe Biden: No, Obama Won't Stop Deportations

Joe Biden: No, Obama Won’t Stop Deportations

by Julianne Hing on December 11 2013, 5:24PM

No surprises here.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Grinch Delivers Coal to Chicago Aldermen in National Protest to Reclaim Public Education

Grinch Delivers Coal to Chicago Aldermen in National Protest to Reclaim Public Education

by Julianne Hing on December 10 2013, 12:56PM

Actions were planned for over 60 cities.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Drake Gifts Struggling Philly High School With Brand New Recording Studio

Drake Gifts Struggling Philly High School With Brand New Recording Studio

by Julianne Hing on December 6 2013, 4:58PM

He was moved by a prior TV segment on the troubled school.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Photos: Fast-Food Strikes Hit 100 Cities

Photos: Fast-Food Strikes Hit 100 Cities

by Julianne Hing on December 6 2013, 1:53PM

December 5, 2013 marked the largest fast-food strikes in history, organizers say.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

RNC's Director of Black Media Outreach Calls Rosa Parks Tweet a 'Typo'

RNC’s Director of Black Media Outreach Calls Rosa Parks Tweet a ‘Typo’

by Julianne Hing on December 5 2013, 1:58PM

Not the mea culpa one might have expected, but a rich television moment nonetheless.

Topics: Media, /NOW

Gov. Christie Supports Tuition Equity for DREAMers, but Won't Sign Tuition Equity Bill

Gov. Christie Supports Tuition Equity for DREAMers, but Won’t Sign Tuition Equity Bill

by Julianne Hing on December 4 2013, 4:40PM

Critics are calling his switcheroo part of a 2016 presidential campaign calculus.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Average Student Debt is $29,400 and Climbing

Average Student Debt is $29,400 and Climbing

by Julianne Hing on December 4 2013, 11:46AM

And it’s risen by an average of six percent every year for the last five years.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Activists Say No to Another 'School Desert' in Chicago

Activists Say No to Another ‘School Desert’ in Chicago

by Julianne Hing on December 4 2013, 7:00AM

A new coalition wants to hold on to one last neighborhood high school in Chicago’s historically black Bronzeville neighborhood.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Fast-Food Worker Strikes Set for 100 Cities

Fast-Food Worker Strikes Set for 100 Cities

by Julianne Hing on December 3 2013, 3:47PM

The movement to organize low-wage workers is spreading to new parts of the country.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Over 100 Arrested in Walmart Black Friday Actions

Over 100 Arrested in Walmart Black Friday Actions

by Julianne Hing on December 2 2013, 5:50PM

Current and former Walmart associates protested on Black Friday, demanding better wages and treatment.

Topics: Black Friday, /NOW, Walmart

Walmart Workers Take Back Shopping Holiday with Black Friday Actions

Walmart Workers Take Back Shopping Holiday with Black Friday Actions

by Julianne Hing on November 29 2013, 7:00AM

Black Friday isn’t just about shopping anymore.

Topics: Black Friday, Economy, Walmart

UCLA Will Investigate Black Judge's Complaint of Excessive Force

UCLA Will Investigate Black Judge’s Complaint of Excessive Force

by Julianne Hing on November 26 2013, 2:05PM

His attorney asked: “Do you think this would have happened if he was a white judge?”

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

A Portrait of a Town Where Attacking Latinos Was Sport

A Portrait of a Town Where Attacking Latinos Was Sport

by Julianne Hing on November 26 2013, 7:00AM

Journalist Mirta Ojito revisits the brutal killing of Marcelo Lucero in her new book, ‘Hunting Season.’

Topics: Immigration

Walmart Strikes Spread to Miami Ahead of Black Friday Protests

Walmart Strikes Spread to Miami Ahead of Black Friday Protests

by Julianne Hing on November 25 2013, 3:56PM

The countdown to Black Friday is on.

Topics: Economy, /NOW, Walmart

Philly Students Turn Current School Crisis Into Art

Philly Students Turn Current School Crisis Into Art

by Julianne Hing on November 19 2013, 5:18PM

Students in Philly public schools are drawing inspiration from the budget crisis surrounding them.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, Schools & Youth

National Labor Relations Board: Walmart 'Unlawfully Threatened' Workers

National Labor Relations Board: Walmart ‘Unlawfully Threatened’ Workers

by Julianne Hing on November 19 2013, 3:48PM

The federal agency will pursue charges against the retail giant.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Walmart and Forever21 Truckers Strike in Los Angeles

Walmart and Forever21 Truckers Strike in Los Angeles

by Julianne Hing on November 18 2013, 1:01PM

Port of Los Angeles-based truck drivers who deliver goods to Walmart, Forever21 and Costco are going on strike today.

Topics: Economy, /NOW, Walmart