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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.

South Korea Ferry Captain Sentenced to 36 Years, Mayo Lawsuit, #CosbyMeme

South Korea Ferry Captain Sentenced to 36 Years, Mayo Lawsuit, #CosbyMeme

by Aura Bogado on November 11 2014, 9:54AM

Some of the morning’s headlines

Topics: /NOW

Sterlin Harjo Explains Why He Makes Films About Poor Indians

Sterlin Harjo Explains Why He Makes Films About Poor Indians

by Aura Bogado on November 10 2014, 2:20PM

‘I’m doing this for something better than just money.’

Topics: Arts & Culture, Native Affairs

Boko Haram Suspected in Suicide Bombing, AA Attendants Reject Contract, 'Dolphin Smooth'

Boko Haram Suspected in Suicide Bombing, AA Attendants Reject Contract, ‘Dolphin Smooth’

by Aura Bogado on November 10 2014, 10:01AM

Some of the morning’s headlines

Topics: /NOW

Watch the Trailer for 'Selma'

Watch the Trailer for ‘Selma’

by Aura Bogado on November 7 2014, 1:18PM

The film opens nationwide January 9

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Jobless Rates Drop to Six-Year Low, Obama Writes to Khamenei, Stevie Wonder on Tour

Jobless Rates Drop to Six-Year Low, Obama Writes to Khamenei, Stevie Wonder on Tour

by Aura Bogado on November 7 2014, 10:08AM

Some of the morning’s headlines

Topics: /NOW

Facing Race Spotlight: Labor Activist Cristina Tzintzún

Facing Race Spotlight: Labor Activist Cristina Tzintzún

by Aura Bogado on November 7 2014, 7:00AM

The leader of the Austin-based Workers Defense Project on winning battles for construction workers who are mostly undocumented Latinos.

Topics: Facing Race 2014, Politics

G.O.P. Agenda, Carlesha Freeland-Gaither Found Alive, Colon Cancer Rising for Young Adults

G.O.P. Agenda, Carlesha Freeland-Gaither Found Alive, Colon Cancer Rising for Young Adults

by Aura Bogado on November 6 2014, 9:56AM

Some of the morning’s headlines

Topics: /NOW

G.O.P. Takes the Senate--and a Lot More

G.O.P. Takes the Senate—and a Lot More

by Aura Bogado on November 5 2014, 3:20PM

Dems lost big in Senate, House and governors’ races.

Topics: /NOW

G.O.P. Takes Senate, Amnesty Accuses Israel of War Crimes, Skin Tone-Changing Emoji

G.O.P. Takes Senate, Amnesty Accuses Israel of War Crimes, Skin Tone-Changing Emoji

by Aura Bogado on November 5 2014, 10:14AM

Some of the morning’s headlines

Topics: /NOW

Election Day, Mexican Mayor Arrested, Nasal Spray Ebola Vaccine Shows Promise

Election Day, Mexican Mayor Arrested, Nasal Spray Ebola Vaccine Shows Promise

by Aura Bogado on November 4 2014, 9:58AM

Some of the morning’s headlines

Topics: /NOW

Ferguson's No-Fly Zone Created to Keep Media Out, Prince on SNL, Baby Robot Penguin

Ferguson’s No-Fly Zone Created to Keep Media Out, Prince on SNL, Baby Robot Penguin

by Aura Bogado on November 3 2014, 10:02AM

Some of the morning’s headlines

Topics: /NOW

Peshmerga Fighters in Syria, Zuckerberg Answers Your Questions, Dead Galaxies' Ghost Light

Peshmerga Fighters in Syria, Zuckerberg Answers Your Questions, Dead Galaxies’ Ghost Light

by Aura Bogado on October 31 2014, 10:03AM

Some of the morning’s headlines

Topics: /NOW

De-Centering Whiteness is Essential to Thinking About Street Harassment Play

De-Centering Whiteness is Essential to Thinking About Street Harassment

by Aura Bogado on October 30 2014, 5:05PM

Aura Bogado argues that the Hollaback! should consider centering trans women of color.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Society

Ebola Quarantine Showdown in Maine, Tim Cook Comes Out, Giants Win World Series

Ebola Quarantine Showdown in Maine, Tim Cook Comes Out, Giants Win World Series

by Aura Bogado on October 30 2014, 9:59AM

Some of the morning’s headlines

Topics: /NOW

Antares Explodes, Peshmerga Fighters Arrive in Turkey, F.B.I. Fakes Seattle Times Story

Antares Explodes, Peshmerga Fighters Arrive in Turkey, F.B.I. Fakes Seattle Times Story

by Aura Bogado on October 29 2014, 10:03AM

Some of the morning’s headlines

Topics: /NOW

Activists: Calling a Mexican Restaurant 'Illegal Pete's' is Racist

Activists: Calling a Mexican Restaurant ‘Illegal Pete’s’ is Racist

by Aura Bogado on October 28 2014, 2:05PM

Community activists are urging the owner of Illegal Pete’s, a Colorado-based Mexican food chain, to drop the I-word from its name.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW, Society

Christie Defends Ebola Quarantine, Syria Fuel Prices Soar, Lava Threatens Residents in Hawaii

Christie Defends Ebola Quarantine, Syria Fuel Prices Soar, Lava Threatens Residents in Hawaii

by Aura Bogado on October 28 2014, 10:04AM

Some of the morning’s headlines

Topics: /NOW

Facing Race Spotlight: Arts Activist Ken Chen

Facing Race Spotlight: Arts Activist Ken Chen

by Aura Bogado on October 28 2014, 7:00AM

Chen, the executive director of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, spoke with Colorlines about Asian-American identity, the role of poetry in social justice movements and the power of weirdness.

Topics: Facing Race 2014

Outrage Over Ebola Quarantine, Brazil's Dilma Rousseff Wins, #TaintedMeat

Outrage Over Ebola Quarantine, Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff Wins, #TaintedMeat

by Aura Bogado on October 27 2014, 9:57AM

Some of the morning’s headlines

Topics: /NOW

Native Appropriations Reminds You: Don't Dress up Like an Indian on Halloween

Native Appropriations Reminds You: Don’t Dress up Like an Indian on Halloween

by Aura Bogado on October 24 2014, 12:03PM

This collection of eight posts should resolve any confusion you may still have about this.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Native Affairs, /NOW