Colorlines

Aura Bogado

Aura Bogado
News Editor
New York, NY

Aura Bogado is Colorlines' news editor and reporter, covering a range of issues including Native American communities, immigration and community organizing. Aura was the community journalism coordinator and an investigative reporter for Voting Rights Watch 2012, a partnership between Colorlines and The Nation to cover the attack against voting rights and the community response to it during the 2012 elections.

Aura has reported in Spanish and English from Mexico, Peru, Argentina, and the United States. Her work has been published in Mother Jones, Newsweek Argentina, AlterNet, and The Huffington Post. With the support of the Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute, she conducted an in-depth examination on the consequences of immigration enforcement by local police in Arizona.

Aura has worked as a national host and producer for the Pacifica Radio network. While there, she also coordinated a media literacy and training program for youth of color in Los Angeles with a grant from the California Technology Foundation. She was a founding member of 33+1/3 Books Collective, an independent bookstore and gallery in Los Angeles. In 2006, City Lights Books published The Other Campaign, which featured her exclusive interview with Subcomandante Marcos, his first in five years.

She earned her B.A. from Yale University, majoring in American Studies. An immigrant from South America of indigenous (Guarani) decent, she is currently based in New York, and plays son jarocho music in her spare time.

Follow Aura at @aurabogado.

RIP Maya Angelou, Obama on Foreign Policy and French Police Raid Immigrant Camp

RIP Maya Angelou, Obama on Foreign Policy and French Police Raid Immigrant Camp

by Aura Bogado on May 28 2014, 9:53AM

Here’s what I’m reading up on this Wednesday morning

Topics: /NOW

Woman Sues After Baby Dies Following Delivery in Solitary

Woman Sues After Baby Dies Following Delivery in Solitary

by Aura Bogado on May 27 2014, 2:38PM

This is what the war on drugs looks like.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Immigrant Detainees Work for a Dollar a Day

Immigrant Detainees Work for a Dollar a Day

by Aura Bogado on May 27 2014, 12:41PM

Hard work, low pay and threats of solitary confinement

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Isla Vista Killings, Nigeria Claims Schoolgirls Located and 20,000 Honeybees

Isla Vista Killings, Nigeria Claims Schoolgirls Located and 20,000 Honeybees

by Aura Bogado on May 27 2014, 9:53AM

Here’s what I’m reading up on this morning

Topics: /NOW

Return of the Electric Chair, Mark Cuban Doing the Most and the Cute Olinguito

Return of the Electric Chair, Mark Cuban Doing the Most and the Cute Olinguito

by Aura Bogado on May 23 2014, 9:56AM

Here’s what I’m reading up on this Friday morning.

Topics: /NOW

Video: Ta-Nehisi Coates Talks White Supremacy and Reparations

Video: Ta-Nehisi Coates Talks White Supremacy and Reparations

by Aura Bogado on May 22 2014, 1:31PM

The writer explains why honest conversations about history can lead to better policy today.

Topics: History, /NOW, Reparations

Thai Coup, eBay Security Breach and Coates on Reparations

Thai Coup, eBay Security Breach and Coates on Reparations

by Aura Bogado on May 22 2014, 9:58AM

Here’s some of what I’m catching up on this morning

Topics: /NOW

California Fires, Net Neutrality and Donald Sterling Refuses Fine

California Fires, Net Neutrality and Donald Sterling Refuses Fine

by Aura Bogado on May 16 2014, 9:48AM

Here’s what I’m reading up on today.

Topics: /NOW

Turkey Mine Fire Toll Rises, #FastFoodGlobal and Pet Cat Saves Boy

Turkey Mine Fire Toll Rises, #FastFoodGlobal and Pet Cat Saves Boy

by Aura Bogado on May 15 2014, 9:46AM

Here’s what I’m reading up on this morning.

Topics: /NOW

Child Tobacco Workers in U.S. Linked to Marlboro, Newport, Camel Cigarettes

Child Tobacco Workers in U.S. Linked to Marlboro, Newport, Camel Cigarettes

by Aura Bogado on May 14 2014, 3:18PM

Some of the children—who are mostly Latino U.S. citizens—are as young as seven years old.

Topics: /NOW, Society

Turkey Mine Disaster, Seven-Year-Old Tobacco Pickers and Possible MERS Outbreak

Turkey Mine Disaster, Seven-Year-Old Tobacco Pickers and Possible MERS Outbreak

by Aura Bogado on May 14 2014, 9:50AM

Here’s what I’m reading up on this morning.

Topics: /NOW

Google Told to 'Forget,' Twitter's Mute Function and Melting Glaciers

Google Told to ‘Forget,’ Twitter’s Mute Function and Melting Glaciers

by Aura Bogado on May 13 2014, 9:45AM

Here’s some of what I’m reading this morning.

Topics: /NOW

Sterling Interview, The Minority Report and a Solar Sibling

Sterling Interview, The Minority Report and a Solar Sibling

by Aura Bogado on May 12 2014, 9:54AM

Here’s what I’m reading up on this morning.

Topics: /NOW

Benghazi Panel, 'Experts' Go to Nigeria and Apple to Acquire Dr. Dre's Beats

Benghazi Panel, ‘Experts’ Go to Nigeria and Apple to Acquire Dr. Dre’s Beats

by Aura Bogado on May 9 2014, 9:50AM

Here’s some news I’m reading up on this morning.

Topics: /NOW

Video: Portland Committee Reviews Arrest of Nine-Year-Old Girl

Video: Portland Committee Reviews Arrest of Nine-Year-Old Girl

by Aura Bogado on May 8 2014, 12:18PM

The child was in a wet swimsuit when she was handcuffed and taken into custody at an adult jail.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Boko Haram Massacre, FCC Net Neutrality Letter and Simulated Universe

Boko Haram Massacre, FCC Net Neutrality Letter and Simulated Universe

by Aura Bogado on May 8 2014, 9:59AM

Here’s what I’m catching up on this morning (especially the simulated universe video!).

Topics: /NOW

Asylum Seekers Demand Release from El Paso Detention

Asylum Seekers Demand Release from El Paso Detention

by Aura Bogado on May 8 2014, 7:00AM

Even after establishing credible fear, detainees remain in custody.

Topics: Immigration

Obama on Nigeria, Rich Homie Quan Collapses and Kevin Durant's Speech

Obama on Nigeria, Rich Homie Quan Collapses and Kevin Durant’s Speech

by Aura Bogado on May 7 2014, 9:48AM

Here’s what I’m reading up on this morning.

Topics: /NOW

Devastating Climate Report, Nigerian Schoolgirls Update and Spotting Saturn

Devastating Climate Report, Nigerian Schoolgirls Update and Spotting Saturn

by Aura Bogado on May 6 2014, 9:52AM

Here’s some of the news I’m reading about this morning.

Topics: /NOW

Jose Antonio Vargas Opens Up About 'Documented'

Jose Antonio Vargas Opens Up About ‘Documented’

by Aura Bogado on May 6 2014, 7:00AM

The journalist discusses American nationalism, Right Wing haters and his difficult relationship with his mom.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Immigration