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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.

Michael Brown's Shooter: Darren Wilson

Michael Brown’s Shooter: Darren Wilson

by Aura Bogado on August 15 2014, 10:02AM

Ferguson’s police chief finally makes the shooter’s name public

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW

Brown's Shooter's Name Released, Panama Canal Turns 100 and Downton's Plastic Bottle

Brown’s Shooter’s Name Released, Panama Canal Turns 100 and Downton’s Plastic Bottle

by Aura Bogado on August 15 2014, 9:51AM

Some of the morning’s top stories

Topics: /NOW

9 Things about Ferguson that Will Make You Go Hmmm

9 Things about Ferguson that Will Make You Go Hmmm

by Aura Bogado on August 14 2014, 4:31PM

Killing, militarizing, intimidating and arresting its way into infamy

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW

Will Missouri Governor Pull St. Louis PD Out of Ferguson?

Will Missouri Governor Pull St. Louis PD Out of Ferguson?

by Aura Bogado on August 14 2014, 11:43AM

It took the governor five days to finally arrive to his state’s—and the country’s—biggest story.

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW

Watch Journalists Get Arrested in Ferguson McDonald's

Watch Journalists Get Arrested in Ferguson McDonald’s

by Aura Bogado on August 14 2014, 10:31AM

Wesley Lowery and Ryan Reilly were both eventually released without charge.

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW

New Witness, New Video in Michael Brown Shooting

New Witness, New Video in Michael Brown Shooting

by Aura Bogado on August 14 2014, 10:05AM

‘The cop just continues to walk up on him and shoot him until he goes all the way down.’

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW

Chaos in Ferguson, New Michael Jackson Video and More Salt for a Healthy Heart

Chaos in Ferguson, New Michael Jackson Video and More Salt for a Healthy Heart

by Aura Bogado on August 14 2014, 9:53AM

Some of the morning’s top stories

Topics: /NOW

Police Dispatch Tapes From Michael Brown's Shooting

Police Dispatch Tapes From Michael Brown’s Shooting

by Aura Bogado on August 13 2014, 4:03PM

Police call for crowd control support from neighboring precincts—but not for an ambulance for Brown.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson, /NOW

10 Tweets: Munitions in Ferguson

10 Tweets: Munitions in Ferguson

by Aura Bogado on August 13 2014, 1:42PM

The militarized streets of Ferguson are littered with tear gas canisters and rubber bullets.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson, /NOW

Will Demanding Justice for Mike Brown Land You a Visit from the FBI?

Will Demanding Justice for Mike Brown Land You a Visit from the FBI?

by Aura Bogado on August 13 2014, 11:27AM

‘Justice isn’t here right now.’

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson, /NOW

No Fly Zone Lifted in Ferguson

No Fly Zone Lifted in Ferguson

by Aura Bogado on August 13 2014, 10:49AM

Flights have presumably resumed.

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW, Society

Clashes Continue in Ferguson, Apple's 'Diversity' and Baby Panda Triplets

Clashes Continue in Ferguson, Apple’s ‘Diversity’ and Baby Panda Triplets

by Aura Bogado on August 13 2014, 9:57AM

Some of the morning’s top stories

Topics: /NOW

Ferguson Police Won't Release Name of Officer that Killed Michael Brown

Ferguson Police Won’t Release Name of Officer that Killed Michael Brown

by Aura Bogado on August 12 2014, 1:01PM

The department is citing safety reasons.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson, /NOW

Witness to Michael Brown's Killing Explains What He Saw

Witness to Michael Brown’s Killing Explains What He Saw

by Aura Bogado on August 12 2014, 12:00PM

Ferguson police decline an opportunity to speak to one of only a few witnesses to Brown’s death

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson, /NOW

10 Social Media Shares About the Horrors in Ferguson

10 Social Media Shares About the Horrors in Ferguson

by Aura Bogado on August 12 2014, 10:32AM

Tear gas, armored trucks and rubber bullets—and police slamming a pregnant woman facedown on the ground.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson, /NOW

F.B.I. Opens Inquiry Into Ferguson, WHO Approves Ebola Drugs and Detroit Flooding

F.B.I. Opens Inquiry Into Ferguson, WHO Approves Ebola Drugs and Detroit Flooding

by Aura Bogado on August 12 2014, 9:49AM

Some of the news I’m reading this morning

Topics: /NOW

Grandmother Assaulted by CHP Officer Breaks Silence

Grandmother Assaulted by CHP Officer Breaks Silence

by Aura Bogado on August 11 2014, 2:26PM

‘He was trying to beat me death.’

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Police Officer Calls Ferguson Protestors 'Animals'

Police Officer Calls Ferguson Protestors ‘Animals’

by Aura Bogado on August 11 2014, 10:20AM

The unnamed white officer taunts black protestors.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson, /NOW

Outrage Over Killing of Unarmed Teen, Ebola Exposure Quarantine in North Carolina and Supermoon

Outrage Over Killing of Unarmed Teen, Ebola Exposure Quarantine in North Carolina and Supermoon

by Aura Bogado on August 11 2014, 9:47AM

Some of the headlines I’m reading this morning

Topics: /NOW

ICE Detention Officer Complains About 'Third World' Mothers and Children

ICE Detention Officer Complains About ‘Third World’ Mothers and Children

by Aura Bogado on August 8 2014, 11:27AM

Things are getting pretty bad at the Artesia detention center

Topics: Immigration, /NOW