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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.

ICYMI: Alex Rivera Talks People of Color and Sci-Fi Futures

ICYMI: Alex Rivera Talks People of Color and Sci-Fi Futures

by Aura Bogado on January 20 2015, 5:17PM

“If the country you live in calls you and your family aliens, you better come with some science fiction.”

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

ISIS Hostages, Obama Prepares for State of the Union, RIP A$AP Yams

ISIS Hostages, Obama Prepares for State of the Union, RIP A$AP Yams

by Aura Bogado on January 20 2015, 9:56AM

Some of the morning’s headlines

Topics: /NOW

Dispatch from Highland Park: Gentrification, Displacement and the Disappearance of Latino Businesses

Dispatch from Highland Park: Gentrification, Displacement and the Disappearance of Latino Businesses

by Aura Bogado on January 20 2015, 7:00AM

Latino-owned stores seem to be disappearing in L.A.’s Highland Park at an alarming rate. Aura Bogado reflects on race, ownership, class and change in this quickly gentrifying neighborhood.

Topics: Dispatches, Society

Oklahoma Executes Warner, Target Leaving Canada, Astronauts Head to Space for a Year

Oklahoma Executes Warner, Target Leaving Canada, Astronauts Head to Space for a Year

by Aura Bogado on January 16 2015, 10:04AM

Some of the morning’s headlines

Topics: /NOW

Despite Using MLK for Advertisement, Apple Doesn't Observe MLK Day

Despite Using MLK for Advertisement, Apple Doesn’t Observe MLK Day

by Aura Bogado on January 15 2015, 4:59PM

Can Apple control+option+delete its way out of this one?

Topics: /NOW, Society

Black Lives Matter Shuts Down I-93, Oscar Nominations, Jobless Claims Rise

Black Lives Matter Shuts Down I-93, Oscar Nominations, Jobless Claims Rise

by Aura Bogado on January 15 2015, 10:03AM

Some of the morning’s headlines

Topics: /NOW

Europe's Muslims Under Attack, Green Card Bias, Keystone XL Moving Forward

Europe’s Muslims Under Attack, Green Card Bias, Keystone XL Moving Forward

by Aura Bogado on January 13 2015, 9:59AM

Some of the morning’s headlines

Topics: /NOW

Paris Rally, Low Gas Prices and Golden Globes

Paris Rally, Low Gas Prices and Golden Globes

by Aura Bogado on January 12 2015, 9:55AM

Some of the morning’s headlines

Topics: /NOW

#OccupyLAPD Is Camping Out for Ezell Ford and Omar Abrego

#OccupyLAPD Is Camping Out for Ezell Ford and Omar Abrego

by Aura Bogado on January 9 2015, 2:40PM

The group will meet with LAPD Chief Beck today.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Obama's Plan for Free Community College, Domestic Robots, Cosby Makes Rape Joke

Obama’s Plan for Free Community College, Domestic Robots, Cosby Makes Rape Joke

by Aura Bogado on January 9 2015, 10:01AM

Some of the morning’s headlines

Topics: /NOW

Freezing Temperatures, Cosby Back on Stage, 9 Measles Cases Linked to Disney Parks

Freezing Temperatures, Cosby Back on Stage, 9 Measles Cases Linked to Disney Parks

by Aura Bogado on January 8 2015, 9:55AM

Some of the morning’s headlines

Topics: /NOW

FBI Says 'Hate Crime is One Possibility' for Blast Outside NAACP

FBI Says ‘Hate Crime is One Possibility’ for Blast Outside NAACP

by Aura Bogado on January 7 2015, 3:55PM

Agents are “investigating all potential motives at this time.”

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

'Illegal Immigrant Barbie' is as Bad as it Sounds

‘Illegal Immigrant Barbie’ is as Bad as it Sounds

by Aura Bogado on January 7 2015, 2:29PM

The doll illustrates some of the most offensive myths about undocumented immigrant women.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Bombings in Paris, Sanaa and Colorado Springs, December Job Growth, Phylicia Rashad Defends Bill Cosby

Bombings in Paris, Sanaa and Colorado Springs, December Job Growth, Phylicia Rashad Defends Bill Cosby

by Aura Bogado on January 7 2015, 9:58AM

Some of the morning’s headlines

Topics: /NOW

19 Photos From 2014 That Prove 'Post-Racial' America Doesn't Exist

19 Photos From 2014 That Prove ‘Post-Racial’ America Doesn’t Exist

by Aura Bogado on December 30 2014, 7:00AM

It’s been a long year full of despair—but there’s also been plenty of hope!

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson, History

Hundreds of Los Angeles Lawyers Die-In for Black Lives

Hundreds of Los Angeles Lawyers Die-In for Black Lives

by Aura Bogado on December 18 2014, 1:12PM

They weathered December rain on the superior courthouse steps.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

U.S.-Cuba Relations, Sony Cancels 'The Interview,' New York Bans Fracking

U.S.-Cuba Relations, Sony Cancels ‘The Interview,’ New York Bans Fracking

by Aura Bogado on December 18 2014, 9:48AM

Some of the morning’s headlines

Topics: /NOW

Cuban Prisoner Swap, State Department Made Decisions on Sony's 'The Interview,' Instagram's New Filters

Cuban Prisoner Swap, State Department Made Decisions on Sony’s ‘The Interview,’ Instagram’s New Filters

by Aura Bogado on December 17 2014, 9:51AM

Some of this morning’s headlines

Topics: /NOW

Pakistan School Attack, Skype Translator, Greenland's Vanishing Ice Sheet

Pakistan School Attack, Skype Translator, Greenland’s Vanishing Ice Sheet

by Aura Bogado on December 16 2014, 9:51AM

Some of the morning’s headlines

Topics: /NOW

LIVE: Watch Protesters Shut Down the Oakland Police Department

LIVE: Watch Protesters Shut Down the Oakland Police Department

by Aura Bogado on December 15 2014, 11:59AM

Demonstrators have chained themselves to the entrance of the station.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW