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.

Watch Aamer Rahman Explain Reverse Racism

Watch Aamer Rahman Explain Reverse Racism

by Aura Bogado on December 2 2013, 11:54AM

Because racial justice is just as crucial in Australia as it is in the United States.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Five Quotes to Celebrate Bruce Lee's Birthday

Five Quotes to Celebrate Bruce Lee’s Birthday

by Aura Bogado on November 27 2013, 1:51PM

Do you have a favorite one with which to remember the master?

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Chelsea Manning is Thankful for Malcolm X, MLK Jr., and Harvey Milk

Chelsea Manning is Thankful for Malcolm X, MLK Jr., and Harvey Milk

by Aura Bogado on November 27 2013, 11:15AM

The former army private is reluctant to celebrate Thanksgiving because she believes its origins lie in the slaughter against the Pequot.

Topics: Media, /NOW

Obama's Speech Disrupted by Undocumented Student Calling to Halt Deportations

Obama’s Speech Disrupted by Undocumented Student Calling to Halt Deportations

by Aura Bogado on November 25 2013, 4:05PM

24-year-old Ju Hong confronted the president about separating immigrant families.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Five Things to Celebrate About Indian Country

Five Things to Celebrate About Indian Country

by Aura Bogado on November 25 2013, 7:00AM

By investing in everything from language revitalization to humor, Native communities are thriving. You just need to know where to look.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Politics

Obama Says He'd Accept Piecemeal Immigration Reform

Obama Says He’d Accept Piecemeal Immigration Reform

by Aura Bogado on November 20 2013, 1:14PM

The president says he doesn’t care what reform looks like, as long as it gets done.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Five Books that Reframe the Thanksgiving Narrative

Five Books that Reframe the Thanksgiving Narrative

by Aura Bogado on November 20 2013, 12:00PM

These children’s books, authored by Native writers, help set the record straight.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

DHS Halts Deportation of Certain Military Relatives

DHS Halts Deportation of Certain Military Relatives

by Aura Bogado on November 15 2013, 5:36PM

Many will also be eligible for a path to citizenship.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Second-Degree Murder and Other Charges for Man Suspected of Killing Renisha McBride

Second-Degree Murder and Other Charges for Man Suspected of Killing Renisha McBride

by Aura Bogado on November 15 2013, 11:18AM

Ted Wafer is not yet in custody.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Why Natives Are Rocking Their Moccasins Photo

Why Natives Are Rocking Their Moccasins

by Aura Bogado on November 15 2013, 7:00AM

An interview with the 21 year old who started Rock Your Mocs, a worldwide day to mark indigenous roots.

Topics: Arts & Culture

This (Stolen) Land Is Our Land

This (Stolen) Land Is Our Land

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

The Onondaga Nation was not allowed to bring claims for stolen land in Upstate New York into court until 1974. Now, it’s been told it waited too long.

Topics: History, Politics

It's Been 50 Years Since Malcolm X's 'Message to the Grass Roots'

It’s Been 50 Years Since Malcolm X’s ‘Message to the Grass Roots’

by Aura Bogado on November 8 2013, 10:31AM

Have you heard it?

Topics: History, /NOW

Watch Totally Biased Take on the Washington D.C. NFL Team Name

Watch Totally Biased Take on the Washington D.C. NFL Team Name

by Aura Bogado on November 7 2013, 2:13PM

“The Detroit Darkies. Would you support that?”

Topics: Media, /NOW

Immigration Activists Continue to Fight on All Fronts

Immigration Activists Continue to Fight on All Fronts

by Aura Bogado on November 4 2013, 7:00AM

The effort to change the way the immigration system operates pushes forward, despite staggering odds.

Topics: Immigration

In Gentrified Oakland, Private Security Takes Hold

In Gentrified Oakland, Private Security Takes Hold

by Aura Bogado on November 1 2013, 7:00AM

Some of Oakland’s new residents are using crowdfunding campaigns to hire private security patrols—but not all neighbors support the move.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Federal Appeals Court Blocks Stop-and-Frisk Ruling

Federal Appeals Court Blocks Stop-and-Frisk Ruling

by Aura Bogado on October 31 2013, 4:24PM

The landmark New York City verdict is now in question.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Deadline Looming for Scholarship for Undocumented Students

Deadline Looming for Scholarship for Undocumented Students

by Aura Bogado on October 31 2013, 11:57AM

The Golden Door Scholars program covers tuition, room and board for four-year degrees for DACA-eligible youth.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Frank Waln's New Video Will Blow You Away

Frank Waln’s New Video Will Blow You Away

by Aura Bogado on October 25 2013, 4:43PM

Call your calvary, because Frank Waln leaves stereotypes as casualties.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Fifth Graders Say Teacher Separated Black and White Students, Called Class 'Stupid'

Fifth Graders Say Teacher Separated Black and White Students, Called Class ‘Stupid’

by Aura Bogado on October 24 2013, 12:49PM

“Everything that was going on was racist,” says one parent.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Aloe Blacc's New Video is Undocumented and Unafraid

Aloe Blacc’s New Video is Undocumented and Unafraid

by Aura Bogado on October 23 2013, 1:31PM

Alex Rivera directs the moving video.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW