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.

Web Tool Helps Those Eligible to Apply for Citizenship

Web Tool Helps Those Eligible to Apply for Citizenship

by Aura Bogado on September 17 2013, 11:07AM

September 17 is Citizenship Day.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Documenting the Mixed-Blood Dust Bowl Experience

Documenting the Mixed-Blood Dust Bowl Experience

by Aura Bogado on September 16 2013, 3:44PM

Filmmaker sets out to document the stories that have been silenced.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Charis Books Teams Up with Freedom U to Get Undocumented Students Textbooks

Charis Books Teams Up with Freedom U to Get Undocumented Students Textbooks

by Aura Bogado on September 16 2013, 1:54PM

The bookstore is helping Freedom University’s undocumented students get much-needed books this semester.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Sunday Marks the 50th Anniversary of the Birmingham Church Bombing

Sunday Marks the 50th Anniversary of the Birmingham Church Bombing

by Aura Bogado on September 13 2013, 12:20PM

Remembering the four little girls who died as a result of hate.

Topics: History, /NOW

White Woman Becomes Maasai Warrior (Seriously)

White Woman Becomes Maasai Warrior (Seriously)

by Aura Bogado on September 13 2013, 9:00AM

Meet the very problematic Mindy Budgor.

Topics: Global Affairs, /NOW

Naming the Shame Surrounding Trans Women

Naming the Shame Surrounding Trans Women

by Aura Bogado on September 12 2013, 1:48PM

Janet Mock argues that when we shame men who interact with trans women, we negate trans women, too.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Watch Tyrone Williams BMX This Citi Bike

Watch Tyrone Williams BMX This Citi Bike

by Aura Bogado on September 12 2013, 10:35AM

Think these bikes are wack? You better call Tyrone.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

LA County Sheriff Helps Deport Record Numbers of Immigrants

LA County Sheriff Helps Deport Record Numbers of Immigrants

by Aura Bogado on September 12 2013, 7:00AM

Despite earlier claims, Sheriff Lee Baca is turning people convicted of trivial offenses over to immigration authorities at record numbers.

Topics: Immigration

University of Alabama Sororities Bar Black Pledges

University of Alabama Sororities Bar Black Pledges

by Aura Bogado on September 11 2013, 4:01PM

Segregation forever?

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Not All Immigrants Like the Senate's Immigration Bill

Not All Immigrants Like the Senate’s Immigration Bill

by Aura Bogado on September 11 2013, 12:27PM

Nearly half of all undocumented immigrants wouldn’t even qualify for basic provisional status under the bill.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Spanish Language Film Breaks Box Office Records

Spanish Language Film Breaks Box Office Records

by Aura Bogado on September 3 2013, 2:05PM

No translation needed.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

How One Immigrant Community Secured Itself

How One Immigrant Community Secured Itself

by Aura Bogado on September 3 2013, 7:00AM

New Orleans is the first jurisdiction in the South to opt out of Secure Communities, a federal program that critics say tears immigrant communities apart.

Topics: Immigration

ABC News and Its Twerking 'Expert'

ABC News and Its Twerking ‘Expert’

by Aura Bogado on August 27 2013, 4:39PM

Because white professors of exercise science can explain everything. Or not.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, Twerking

Meet Antoinette Tuff, Crisis Negotiator

Meet Antoinette Tuff, Crisis Negotiator

by Aura Bogado on August 22 2013, 2:32PM

Call it Tuff love.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Bradley Manning Talks Race and Justice

Bradley Manning Talks Race and Justice

by Aura Bogado on August 21 2013, 4:05PM

The reveling statement gives us a better understanding about Manning’s motivations.

Topics: National Security, /NOW

MLK's 'I Have a Dream' Speech Was Also About Police Brutality

MLK’s ‘I Have a Dream’ Speech Was Also About Police Brutality

by Aura Bogado on August 20 2013, 2:41PM

Copyright restrictions have made it so that you likely haven’t watched the speech in its entirety.

Topics: March on Washington, /NOW

Mayor Bloomberg's Parody Black Son is on Twitter

Mayor Bloomberg’s Parody Black Son is on Twitter

by Aura Bogado on August 19 2013, 4:40PM

It’s not an Afro—he just inherited his dad’s ego.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

11-Year-Old Stands up to Tea Party Darling on Immigration

11-Year-Old Stands up to Tea Party Darling on Immigration

by Aura Bogado on August 19 2013, 2:05PM

This is what happens when you try to deport an awesome kid’s father.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Will ICE Deport Barack's Mom?

Will ICE Deport Barack’s Mom?

by Aura Bogado on August 16 2013, 4:18PM

Sandra Elizabeth Borja Armeo is in immigrant detention because she wants to come home to her son, Barack.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

More Cheesesteak, Less Hate

More Cheesesteak, Less Hate

by Aura Bogado on August 16 2013, 1:10PM

A Philly cheesesteak at Joe’s comes with a side of justice.

Topics: /NOW, Politics