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.

Florida Passes In-State Tuition for Undocumented Students

Florida Passes In-State Tuition for Undocumented Students

by Aura Bogado on May 2 2014, 12:51PM

It’s the 21st state to do so.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

'Documented' Opens in Theaters

‘Documented’ Opens in Theaters

by Aura Bogado on May 2 2014, 10:37AM

Jose Antonio Vargas’s immigration film is deeply personal.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Jobs Surge, New Michael Jackson Song from 1983 and Mars Rover Selfies

Jobs Surge, New Michael Jackson Song from 1983 and Mars Rover Selfies

by Aura Bogado on May 2 2014, 9:57AM

Here’s what I’m reading up on today.

Topics: /NOW

Warpaint Guitarist Says Beyoncé Looks 'Like a Slut'

Warpaint Guitarist Says Beyoncé Looks ‘Like a Slut’

by Aura Bogado on May 1 2014, 11:40AM

Theresa Wayman also goes after Rihanna.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Florida Jail Blast Kills 2, New Rob Ford Video and 'MFA vs. POC'

Florida Jail Blast Kills 2, New Rob Ford Video and ‘MFA vs. POC’

by Aura Bogado on May 1 2014, 9:49AM

Here’s what I’m reading this morning.

Topics: /NOW

In Sterling's Wake, is Snyder Next?

In Sterling’s Wake, is Snyder Next?

by Aura Bogado on April 30 2014, 4:11PM

Senator Reid says, “The only tradition that matters in sports is winning.”

Topics: /NOW, Society

NY Renames Street for Muslim EMT and Cadet who Died on 9/11

NY Renames Street for Muslim EMT and Cadet who Died on 9/11

by Aura Bogado on April 30 2014, 2:16PM

Salman Hamdani Way is in Bayside, Queens.

Topics: /NOW, Society

Bungled Execution, Massive Flooding in the South and the Post-antibiotic Era

Bungled Execution, Massive Flooding in the South and the Post-antibiotic Era

by Aura Bogado on April 30 2014, 9:46AM

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

Topics: /NOW

More Deadly Tornadoes, NBA to Reveal Findings on Sterling and Tony Nominations

More Deadly Tornadoes, NBA to Reveal Findings on Sterling and Tony Nominations

by Aura Bogado on April 29 2014, 9:59AM

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

Topics: /NOW

This is Where Surveillance Happens

This is Where Surveillance Happens

by Aura Bogado on April 28 2014, 11:50AM

A new project takes a different look at the NYPD’s controversial Muslim surveillance program.

Topics: /NOW, Society

Deadly Tornado, Junior Prom Killing and Magic to Buy Clippers?

Deadly Tornado, Junior Prom Killing and Magic to Buy Clippers?

by Aura Bogado on April 28 2014, 9:42AM

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

Topics: /NOW

Regulating E-cigarettes, Avril Lavigne's Racist Music Video, New Migraine Drugs

Regulating E-cigarettes, Avril Lavigne’s Racist Music Video, New Migraine Drugs

by Aura Bogado on April 24 2014, 9:37AM

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

Topics: /NOW

DREAMer Leaves U.S. by Choice, Ends Up at Harvard

DREAMer Leaves U.S. by Choice, Ends Up at Harvard

by Aura Bogado on April 24 2014, 7:00AM

Berenice Villegas left because the U.S. didn’t want her—but was then welcomed back.

Topics: Immigration

HBE's 'City Living' Video is Here and it's Beautiful

HBE’s ‘City Living’ Video is Here and it’s Beautiful

by Aura Bogado on April 23 2014, 2:13PM

The eight Cohran brothers known as the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble do this video exceptionally well.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Sherpa Walkout, #MyNYPD, Lupita Nyong'o is the Most Beautiful

Sherpa Walkout, #MyNYPD, Lupita Nyong’o is the Most Beautiful

by Aura Bogado on April 23 2014, 9:45AM

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

Topics: /NOW

Biden Warns Russia, Brian Williams's 'Gin and Juice,' and #GlobalSelfie

Biden Warns Russia, Brian Williams’s ‘Gin and Juice,’ and #GlobalSelfie

by Aura Bogado on April 22 2014, 9:45AM

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

Topics: /NOW

Boston Marathon Begins, Biden in Ukraine, UAW Withdraws VW Union Vote Appeal

Boston Marathon Begins, Biden in Ukraine, UAW Withdraws VW Union Vote Appeal

by Aura Bogado on April 21 2014, 9:49AM

Here’s what I’m following on this morning.

Topics: /NOW

Lack of Diversity is Only a Symptom

Lack of Diversity is Only a Symptom

by Aura Bogado on April 18 2014, 4:59PM

Daniel José Older’s powerful essay calls out the publishing industry’s institutional racism.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Video: Immigration Policy Harms U.S. Citizens, Too

Video: Immigration Policy Harms U.S. Citizens, Too

by Aura Bogado on April 18 2014, 10:59AM

The citizen son of undocumented immigrants explains what’s at stake for mixed-status families.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

García Márquez, 6-Year-Old Shoots and Kills, and Lifetime Consequences of Bullying

García Márquez, 6-Year-Old Shoots and Kills, and Lifetime Consequences of Bullying

by Aura Bogado on April 18 2014, 9:54AM

Aside from better Gabo obits in Spanish here’s some of what I’m reading this morning:

Topics: /NOW