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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.

NBC News Erroneously Reports Michael Brown Committed a 'Stick-Up'

NBC News Erroneously Reports Michael Brown Committed a ‘Stick-Up’

by Aura Bogado on August 22 2014, 3:09PM

The thing is, he didn’t—and it wouldn’t matter if he did

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW

Darren Wilson's Grand Jury is 75% White

Darren Wilson’s Grand Jury is 75% White

by Aura Bogado on August 22 2014, 1:09PM

More details such as zip code and age may be released on Monday.

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW

Tweeps Demand GoFundMe Remove Darren Wilson Support Page

Tweeps Demand GoFundMe Remove Darren Wilson Support Page

by Aura Bogado on August 22 2014, 11:23AM

Wilson’s supporters have raised more than $200,000—and some have hateful messages

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW

Hamas Executes Informants, Ice Bucket Challenge Goes Wrong and Jell-O Sales Down

Hamas Executes Informants, Ice Bucket Challenge Goes Wrong and Jell-O Sales Down

by Aura Bogado on August 22 2014, 9:57AM

Some of this morning’s headlines

Topics: /NOW

Nearly 80% of Ferguson Protestors Taken to St. Louis Jail are Missourians

Nearly 80% of Ferguson Protestors Taken to St. Louis Jail are Missourians

by Aura Bogado on August 21 2014, 2:35PM

Many of the out-of-towner arrests may also be journalists, not demonstrators

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW

Listen: Ms. Lauryn Hill's 'Black Rage' Responds to Ferguson

Listen: Ms. Lauryn Hill’s ‘Black Rage’ Responds to Ferguson

by Aura Bogado on August 21 2014, 10:04AM

‘When the dogs bite, when the beatings, when I’m feeling sad’

Topics: Culture, Ferguson

Relative Calm in Ferguson, Twinkie Factory to Close and Selfie Queen

Relative Calm in Ferguson, Twinkie Factory to Close and Selfie Queen

by Aura Bogado on August 21 2014, 10:00AM

Some of the morning’s headlines

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW

Listen: B.o.B.'s 'New Black' Responds to Ferguson

Listen: B.o.B.’s ‘New Black’ Responds to Ferguson

by Aura Bogado on August 20 2014, 4:29PM

The rapper urges a boycott

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW

A German War Correspondent's Harrowing Take on Ferguson

A German War Correspondent’s Harrowing Take on Ferguson

by Aura Bogado on August 20 2014, 1:14PM

He’s been in Gaza, Iraq and Vietnam—and now, the United States

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW

Missouri Politician: Justice is an 'Anglo American Tradition'

Missouri Politician: Justice is an ‘Anglo American Tradition’

by Aura Bogado on August 20 2014, 11:23AM

The comments probably couldn’t come at a worse time

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW

IS Beheads Journalist, Snapchat News Servie and Liberia Seals Entire Shanty Town

IS Beheads Journalist, Snapchat News Servie and Liberia Seals Entire Shanty Town

by Aura Bogado on August 20 2014, 10:00AM

Some of the morning’s headlines

Topics: /NOW

Police Shoot and Kill Another Black Man Near Ferguson

Police Shoot and Kill Another Black Man Near Ferguson

by Aura Bogado on August 19 2014, 4:21PM

Details are still emerging

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW

Pew Survey Explores Racial Attitudes Toward Ferguson Crisis*

Pew Survey Explores Racial Attitudes Toward Ferguson Crisis*

by Aura Bogado on August 19 2014, 1:22PM

Some of the results may surprise you.

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW

No, CNN, Ferguson Doesn't Need Water Cannons

No, CNN, Ferguson Doesn’t Need Water Cannons

by Aura Bogado on August 19 2014, 11:16AM

Some please hand Rosemary Church a history book.

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW

More Chaos in Ferguson, Gaza Ceasefire Extension and Ivory Demand Threatens Elephants

More Chaos in Ferguson, Gaza Ceasefire Extension and Ivory Demand Threatens Elephants

by Aura Bogado on August 19 2014, 10:00AM

Some of this morning’s top stories

Topics: /NOW

The Obama Speech You Actually Want to Hear

The Obama Speech You Actually Want to Hear

by Aura Bogado on August 18 2014, 6:16PM

In no other country on Earth was this speech even possible.

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW

Remembering 7 'Race Riots' That Happened Exactly 50 Years Ago

Remembering 7 ‘Race Riots’ That Happened Exactly 50 Years Ago

by Aura Bogado on August 18 2014, 5:42PM

What’s changed since?

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW

5 Things Ferguson Got Terribly Wrong over the Weekend

5 Things Ferguson Got Terribly Wrong over the Weekend

by Aura Bogado on August 18 2014, 1:49PM

When does this end?

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW

National Guard Deployed to Ferguson, ISIS Loses Control of Mosul Dam and Facebook's Satire Tag

National Guard Deployed to Ferguson, ISIS Loses Control of Mosul Dam and Facebook’s Satire Tag

by Aura Bogado on August 18 2014, 9:47AM

Some of the morning’s top stories

Topics: /NOW

Officer Darren Wilson Lives in Crestwood, Black Population 1.3%

Officer Darren Wilson Lives in Crestwood, Black Population 1.3%

by Aura Bogado on August 15 2014, 5:55PM

Wilson has policed two cities with majority black working class populations—which look nothing like his own.

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW