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 Onondaga Turtle Clan's Alfred Jacques Make Lacrosse Sticks

Watch Onondaga Turtle Clan’s Alfred Jacques Make Lacrosse Sticks

by Aura Bogado on July 15 2014, 10:22AM

‘This game was given to our people by the Creator. It’s part of who we are as a people.’

Topics: Native Affairs, /NOW

Deadly Derailment in Moscow, Big Tobacco Merger and 603 Dead from Ebola

Deadly Derailment in Moscow, Big Tobacco Merger and 603 Dead from Ebola

by Aura Bogado on July 15 2014, 9:52AM

Some of what I’m reading this morning

Topics: /NOW

The Iroquois Nationals Team Shines at the World Lacrosse Championship

The Iroquois Nationals Team Shines at the World Lacrosse Championship

by Aura Bogado on July 14 2014, 2:43PM

After a passport debacle kept Native players out of the tournament in 2010, the team is back with fury this year.

Topics: Native Affairs, /NOW

Bergdahl to Return to Active Duty, VW to Make SUV in Tenn., and Supermoon Photos

Bergdahl to Return to Active Duty, VW to Make SUV in Tenn., and Supermoon Photos

by Aura Bogado on July 14 2014, 9:56AM

Some of what I’m a reading this morning

Topics: /NOW

New York's New Municipal ID Draws Criticism

New York’s New Municipal ID Draws Criticism

by Aura Bogado on July 11 2014, 4:26PM

The card is intended to provide identification for marginalized people—but not everyone’s convinced it’ll be a good thing.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Gun Violence and the Zimmerman Verdict, One Year Later

Gun Violence and the Zimmerman Verdict, One Year Later

by Aura Bogado on July 11 2014, 11:44AM

Sunday marks one year since George Zimmerman walked free after his trial in connection to the killing of Trayvon Martin.

Topics: /NOW, Society

House Sues Obama, Amazon's 55 MPH Drones, and A Roll-Up Television Screen

House Sues Obama, Amazon’s 55 MPH Drones, and A Roll-Up Television Screen

by Aura Bogado on July 11 2014, 9:55AM

Some news I’m reading this morning

Topics: /NOW

Inside the Immigration 'Icebox' Play

Inside the Immigration ‘Icebox’

by Aura Bogado on July 11 2014, 7:00AM

An unaccompanied child migrant from Honduras speaks out about ‘freezing’ in a holding cell.

Topics: Child Migrants, Immigration

Texas City to 'Refuse' Refugee Child Migrants

Texas City to ‘Refuse’ Refugee Child Migrants

by Aura Bogado on July 10 2014, 3:23PM

The xenophobia spreads

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

O.C. Sheriff's Department Admits to Violating TRUST Act

O.C. Sheriff’s Department Admits to Violating TRUST Act

by Aura Bogado on July 10 2014, 1:31PM

Will Samuel Sixtos-Gomez be deported for driving without a license?

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

ABC Confuses Palestinians for Israelis, FIFA Bans Nigeria, and Disappearing Salamanders

ABC Confuses Palestinians for Israelis, FIFA Bans Nigeria, and Disappearing Salamanders

by Aura Bogado on July 10 2014, 9:48AM

A list of some this morning’s top stories

Topics: /NOW

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin Sentenced to 10 Years

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin Sentenced to 10 Years

by Aura Bogado on July 9 2014, 1:42PM

He reports to federal prison in September

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Glenn Beck's 'Open Heart' for Migrant Children

Glenn Beck’s ‘Open Heart’ for Migrant Children

by Aura Bogado on July 9 2014, 11:18AM

On his program, the pundit also takes aim against U.S.-backed coups in Latin America.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Israel Strikes 400 Sites in Gaza, Germany Beats Brazil 7-1 and Smallpox Found in Old Box

Israel Strikes 400 Sites in Gaza, Germany Beats Brazil 7-1 and Smallpox Found in Old Box

by Aura Bogado on July 9 2014, 10:01AM

Some of what I’m reading this morning

Topics: /NOW

Israel Prepares Ground Invasion, Recreational Pot in Wash., and Contraceptive Chip

Israel Prepares Ground Invasion, Recreational Pot in Wash., and Contraceptive Chip

by Aura Bogado on July 8 2014, 9:52AM

What I’m reading up on this morning

Topics: /NOW

Meet the Immigrants Helping Immigrants in Murrieta

Meet the Immigrants Helping Immigrants in Murrieta

by Aura Bogado on July 7 2014, 4:24PM

It’s local organizations—and not the federal government—providing food and housing.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

'Sleep Dealer' Has Been Re-released Digitally

‘Sleep Dealer’ Has Been Re-released Digitally

by Aura Bogado on July 7 2014, 2:43PM

Alex Rivera’s sci-fi film about drones and migrant labor is now available online.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Israeli Strikes on Palestine, Jeh Johnson on Border Crossings, and Madd Mary's 'Eff Iggy'

Israeli Strikes on Palestine, Jeh Johnson on Border Crossings, and Madd Mary’s ‘Eff Iggy’

by Aura Bogado on July 7 2014, 10:04AM

Some of what I’m reading up on this morning

Topics: /NOW

New Jobs Report, Facebook's Sorry Not Sorry and Ebola Death Toll Rises to 476

New Jobs Report, Facebook’s Sorry Not Sorry and Ebola Death Toll Rises to 476

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

What I’m reading up on this morning

Topics: /NOW

Anti-Immigrant Protestors in California Block Federal Buses

Anti-Immigrant Protestors in California Block Federal Buses

by Aura Bogado on July 2 2014, 4:35PM

One counter-protestor, banda singer Lupillo Rivera, was spit on in Murrieta.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW