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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.

Child Tobacco Workers in U.S. Linked to Marlboro, Newport, Camel Cigarettes

Child Tobacco Workers in U.S. Linked to Marlboro, Newport, Camel Cigarettes

by Aura Bogado on May 14 2014, 3:18PM

Some of the children—who are mostly Latino U.S. citizens—are as young as seven years old.

Topics: /NOW, Society

Turkey Mine Disaster, Seven-Year-Old Tobacco Pickers and Possible MERS Outbreak

Turkey Mine Disaster, Seven-Year-Old Tobacco Pickers and Possible MERS Outbreak

by Aura Bogado on May 14 2014, 9:50AM

Here’s what I’m reading up on this morning.

Topics: /NOW

Google Told to 'Forget,' Twitter's Mute Function and Melting Glaciers

Google Told to ‘Forget,’ Twitter’s Mute Function and Melting Glaciers

by Aura Bogado on May 13 2014, 9:45AM

Here’s some of what I’m reading this morning.

Topics: /NOW

Sterling Interview, The Minority Report and a Solar Sibling

Sterling Interview, The Minority Report and a Solar Sibling

by Aura Bogado on May 12 2014, 9:54AM

Here’s what I’m reading up on this morning.

Topics: /NOW

Benghazi Panel, 'Experts' Go to Nigeria and Apple to Acquire Dr. Dre's Beats

Benghazi Panel, ‘Experts’ Go to Nigeria and Apple to Acquire Dr. Dre’s Beats

by Aura Bogado on May 9 2014, 9:50AM

Here’s some news I’m reading up on this morning.

Topics: /NOW

Video: Portland Committee Reviews Arrest of Nine-Year-Old Girl

Video: Portland Committee Reviews Arrest of Nine-Year-Old Girl

by Aura Bogado on May 8 2014, 12:18PM

The child was in a wet swimsuit when she was handcuffed and taken into custody at an adult jail.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Boko Haram Massacre, FCC Net Neutrality Letter and Simulated Universe

Boko Haram Massacre, FCC Net Neutrality Letter and Simulated Universe

by Aura Bogado on May 8 2014, 9:59AM

Here’s what I’m catching up on this morning (especially the simulated universe video!).

Topics: /NOW

Asylum Seekers Demand Release from El Paso Detention

Asylum Seekers Demand Release from El Paso Detention

by Aura Bogado on May 8 2014, 7:00AM

Even after establishing credible fear, detainees remain in custody.

Topics: Immigration

Obama on Nigeria, Rich Homie Quan Collapses and Kevin Durant's Speech

Obama on Nigeria, Rich Homie Quan Collapses and Kevin Durant’s Speech

by Aura Bogado on May 7 2014, 9:48AM

Here’s what I’m reading up on this morning.

Topics: /NOW

Devastating Climate Report, Nigerian Schoolgirls Update and Spotting Saturn

Devastating Climate Report, Nigerian Schoolgirls Update and Spotting Saturn

by Aura Bogado on May 6 2014, 9:52AM

Here’s some of the news I’m reading about this morning.

Topics: /NOW

Jose Antonio Vargas Opens Up About 'Documented'

Jose Antonio Vargas Opens Up About ‘Documented’

by Aura Bogado on May 6 2014, 7:00AM

The journalist discusses American nationalism, Right Wing haters and his difficult relationship with his mom.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Immigration

Former Abercrombie Manager Explains Systemic Discrimination

Former Abercrombie Manager Explains Systemic Discrimination

by Aura Bogado on May 5 2014, 12:02PM

“This is the story of the year I discriminated against everybody.”

Topics: /NOW, Society

Circus Accident, Target CEO Resigns and Astroid Bolts by Earth

Circus Accident, Target CEO Resigns and Astroid Bolts by Earth

by Aura Bogado on May 5 2014, 10:01AM

Here’s what I’m reading up on this morning.

Topics: /NOW

Florida Passes In-State Tuition for Undocumented Students

Florida Passes In-State Tuition for Undocumented Students

by Aura Bogado on May 2 2014, 12:51PM

It’s the 21st state to do so.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

'Documented' Opens in Theaters

‘Documented’ Opens in Theaters

by Aura Bogado on May 2 2014, 10:37AM

Jose Antonio Vargas’s immigration film is deeply personal.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Jobs Surge, New Michael Jackson Song from 1983 and Mars Rover Selfies

Jobs Surge, New Michael Jackson Song from 1983 and Mars Rover Selfies

by Aura Bogado on May 2 2014, 9:57AM

Here’s what I’m reading up on today.

Topics: /NOW

Warpaint Guitarist Says Beyoncé Looks 'Like a Slut'

Warpaint Guitarist Says Beyoncé Looks ‘Like a Slut’

by Aura Bogado on May 1 2014, 11:40AM

Theresa Wayman also goes after Rihanna.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Florida Jail Blast Kills 2, New Rob Ford Video and 'MFA vs. POC'

Florida Jail Blast Kills 2, New Rob Ford Video and ‘MFA vs. POC’

by Aura Bogado on May 1 2014, 9:49AM

Here’s what I’m reading this morning.

Topics: /NOW

In Sterling's Wake, is Snyder Next?

In Sterling’s Wake, is Snyder Next?

by Aura Bogado on April 30 2014, 4:11PM

Senator Reid says, “The only tradition that matters in sports is winning.”

Topics: /NOW, Society

NY Renames Street for Muslim EMT and Cadet who Died on 9/11

NY Renames Street for Muslim EMT and Cadet who Died on 9/11

by Aura Bogado on April 30 2014, 2:16PM

Salman Hamdani Way is in Bayside, Queens.

Topics: /NOW, Society