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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.

Flight MH 370, Lollapalooza and Hep C Pills

Flight MH 370, Lollapalooza and Hep C Pills

by Aura Bogado on March 26 2014, 9:58AM

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

Topics: /NOW

NSA Overhaul, Madoff Five and Spacesuits

NSA Overhaul, Madoff Five and Spacesuits

by Aura Bogado on March 25 2014, 9:54AM

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

Topics: /NOW

Undocumented Immigrants Block Alabama Detention Center

Undocumented Immigrants Block Alabama Detention Center

by Aura Bogado on March 24 2014, 4:32PM

The seven were arrested.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Black Preschoolers Suspended More Than White Preschoolers

Black Preschoolers Suspended More Than White Preschoolers

by Aura Bogado on March 21 2014, 12:19PM

Yes, preschoolers.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Immigrant Detainees Enter Third Week of Hunger Strike

Immigrant Detainees Enter Third Week of Hunger Strike

by Aura Bogado on March 20 2014, 7:00AM

Detainees in Texas are now joining those in Washington hunger striking for justice.

Topics: Deportation, Immigration

'Vanishing Pearls' in Theaters Soon

‘Vanishing Pearls’ in Theaters Soon

by Aura Bogado on March 19 2014, 2:18PM

The documentary tells the story of Louisiana’s black oystermen following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Obama Wants Immigration Enforcement to Be Done 'More Humanely'

Obama Wants Immigration Enforcement to Be Done ‘More Humanely’

by Aura Bogado on March 14 2014, 12:22PM

The president orders a review. Is that enough?

Topics: Deportation, Immigration, /NOW

Arizona's Jan Brewer Won't Seek Reelection

Arizona’s Jan Brewer Won’t Seek Reelection

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

The governor makes clear that she won’t run on November’s ballot.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

DACA Renewal Will Be Expensive and Confusing

DACA Renewal Will Be Expensive and Confusing

by Aura Bogado on March 12 2014, 7:00AM

The quick part of an easy fix is running out.

Topics: Immigration

Watch DREAMers Come Back Home

Watch DREAMers Come Back Home

by Aura Bogado on March 10 2014, 2:07PM

Two live streams are airing both sides of another historic border crossing.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Professor Robert Hernandez Walks His Talk

Professor Robert Hernandez Walks His Talk

by Aura Bogado on March 6 2014, 12:01PM

Maybe “flys his talk” is more accurate.

Topics: Media

Why is Jackson on That $20 Bill?

Why is Jackson on That $20 Bill?

by Aura Bogado on March 4 2014, 4:20PM

One writer makes a good case for taking the seventh president off our money.

Topics: Blogs List, Politics

How the U.S. Deported One of Its Own Citizens

How the U.S. Deported One of Its Own Citizens

by Aura Bogado on March 4 2014, 10:10AM

And how it could happen to you.

Topics: Deportation, Immigration

Yes, Cesar Chavez Called Strikebreakers 'Wetbacks'

Yes, Cesar Chavez Called Strikebreakers ‘Wetbacks’

by Aura Bogado on February 28 2014, 3:49PM

Just like everyone else, Chavez had his contradictions.

Topics: Blogs List, History, /NOW

Attacks, Arrests and Deportation for Immigrant Hunger Strikers

Attacks, Arrests and Deportation for Immigrant Hunger Strikers

by Aura Bogado on February 26 2014, 4:38PM

Jaime Valdez was deported in the middle of the night, as he entered his ninth day of a hunger strike.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Immigrant Detainee Mom Hospitalized While on Hunger Strike

Immigrant Detainee Mom Hospitalized While on Hunger Strike

by Aura Bogado on February 25 2014, 4:56PM

Anselma López was taken to the ER Monday evening.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Supaman Makes Beats in Regalia

Supaman Makes Beats in Regalia

by Aura Bogado on February 24 2014, 10:14AM

Christian Takes Gun Parrish does hip-hop to the beat of his Apsaalooke drum.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Black Juror in Dunn Case Breaks Silence, Says Race Wasn't a Factor

Black Juror in Dunn Case Breaks Silence, Says Race Wasn’t a Factor

by Aura Bogado on February 21 2014, 1:18PM

Creshuna Miles says she thinks Dunn was guilty of second-degree murder.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

A Small Victory for Native Women

A Small Victory for Native Women

by Aura Bogado on February 21 2014, 7:00AM

Native women face one of the highest rates of domestic violence in the U.S. A new pilot project that allows tribes to prosecute non-Natives for the crime could be a game-changer.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Juror Says Michael Dunn Got Away with Murder

Juror Says Michael Dunn Got Away with Murder

by Aura Bogado on February 19 2014, 2:26PM

When first polled, only two jurors said Dunn was acting in self defense when he killed Jordan Davis.

Topics: Media, /NOW