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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.

DHS Halts Deportation of Certain Military Relatives

DHS Halts Deportation of Certain Military Relatives

by Aura Bogado on November 15 2013, 5:36PM

Many will also be eligible for a path to citizenship.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Second-Degree Murder and Other Charges for Man Suspected of Killing Renisha McBride

Second-Degree Murder and Other Charges for Man Suspected of Killing Renisha McBride

by Aura Bogado on November 15 2013, 11:18AM

Ted Wafer is not yet in custody.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Why Natives Are Rocking Their Moccasins Photo

Why Natives Are Rocking Their Moccasins

by Aura Bogado on November 15 2013, 7:00AM

An interview with the 21 year old who started Rock Your Mocs, a worldwide day to mark indigenous roots.

Topics: Arts & Culture

This (Stolen) Land Is Our Land

This (Stolen) Land Is Our Land

by Aura Bogado on November 12 2013, 7:00AM

The Onondaga Nation was not allowed to bring claims for stolen land in Upstate New York into court until 1974. Now, it’s been told it waited too long.

Topics: History, Politics

It's Been 50 Years Since Malcolm X's 'Message to the Grass Roots'

It’s Been 50 Years Since Malcolm X’s ‘Message to the Grass Roots’

by Aura Bogado on November 8 2013, 10:31AM

Have you heard it?

Topics: History, /NOW

Watch Totally Biased Take on the Washington D.C. NFL Team Name

Watch Totally Biased Take on the Washington D.C. NFL Team Name

by Aura Bogado on November 7 2013, 2:13PM

“The Detroit Darkies. Would you support that?”

Topics: Media, /NOW

Immigration Activists Continue to Fight on All Fronts

Immigration Activists Continue to Fight on All Fronts

by Aura Bogado on November 4 2013, 7:00AM

The effort to change the way the immigration system operates pushes forward, despite staggering odds.

Topics: Immigration

In Gentrified Oakland, Private Security Takes Hold

In Gentrified Oakland, Private Security Takes Hold

by Aura Bogado on November 1 2013, 7:00AM

Some of Oakland’s new residents are using crowdfunding campaigns to hire private security patrols—but not all neighbors support the move.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Federal Appeals Court Blocks Stop-and-Frisk Ruling

Federal Appeals Court Blocks Stop-and-Frisk Ruling

by Aura Bogado on October 31 2013, 4:24PM

The landmark New York City verdict is now in question.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Deadline Looming for Scholarship for Undocumented Students

Deadline Looming for Scholarship for Undocumented Students

by Aura Bogado on October 31 2013, 11:57AM

The Golden Door Scholars program covers tuition, room and board for four-year degrees for DACA-eligible youth.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Frank Waln's New Video Will Blow You Away

Frank Waln’s New Video Will Blow You Away

by Aura Bogado on October 25 2013, 4:43PM

Call your calvary, because Frank Waln leaves stereotypes as casualties.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Fifth Graders Say Teacher Separated Black and White Students, Called Class 'Stupid'

Fifth Graders Say Teacher Separated Black and White Students, Called Class ‘Stupid’

by Aura Bogado on October 24 2013, 12:49PM

“Everything that was going on was racist,” says one parent.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Aloe Blacc's New Video is Undocumented and Unafraid

Aloe Blacc’s New Video is Undocumented and Unafraid

by Aura Bogado on October 23 2013, 1:31PM

Alex Rivera directs the moving video.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Teenager Taken into Custody for Shopping While Black

Teenager Taken into Custody for Shopping While Black

by Aura Bogado on October 23 2013, 12:55PM

Barneys New York and the NYPD apparently couldn’t believe that a black teen could afford to buy a $350 belt.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Two Men Were Married in Oklahoma, Where Gay Marriage is Constitutionally Forbidden

Two Men Were Married in Oklahoma, Where Gay Marriage is Constitutionally Forbidden

by Aura Bogado on October 22 2013, 1:08PM

It has everything to do with tribal sovereignty.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Prince Pulls Off His Pajama Party

Prince Pulls Off His Pajama Party

by Aura Bogado on October 21 2013, 2:06PM

Paisley Park hosted a serious breakfast party this weekend.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

LA County Sheriff Baca Found Personally Liable for Inmate Beating

LA County Sheriff Baca Found Personally Liable for Inmate Beating

by Aura Bogado on October 18 2013, 4:20PM

Baca may have to pay up to $100,000.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

San Francisco Activists Block Deportation Bus

San Francisco Activists Block Deportation Bus

by Aura Bogado on October 18 2013, 1:46PM

Demonstrators kept bus from moving for about two hours.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Obama Sets Priorities for Remainder of 2013

Obama Sets Priorities for Remainder of 2013

by Aura Bogado on October 17 2013, 1:33PM

The president says he wants to tackle the budget, immigration reform, and the farm bill.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Obama Says He'll Be Pushing for Immigration Reform Vote

Obama Says He’ll Be Pushing for Immigration Reform Vote

by Aura Bogado on October 16 2013, 2:11PM

The President says Speaker Boehner needs to bring the comprehensive immigration reform bill to the floor.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW