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.

Pew Survey Explores Racial Attitudes Toward Ferguson Crisis*

Pew Survey Explores Racial Attitudes Toward Ferguson Crisis*

by Aura Bogado on August 19 2014, 1:22PM

Some of the results may surprise you.

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW

No, CNN, Ferguson Doesn't Need Water Cannons

No, CNN, Ferguson Doesn’t Need Water Cannons

by Aura Bogado on August 19 2014, 11:16AM

Some please hand Rosemary Church a history book.

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW

More Chaos in Ferguson, Gaza Ceasefire Extension and Ivory Demand Threatens Elephants

More Chaos in Ferguson, Gaza Ceasefire Extension and Ivory Demand Threatens Elephants

by Aura Bogado on August 19 2014, 10:00AM

Some of this morning’s top stories

Topics: /NOW

The Obama Speech You Actually Want to Hear

The Obama Speech You Actually Want to Hear

by Aura Bogado on August 18 2014, 6:16PM

In no other country on Earth was this speech even possible.

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW

Remembering 7 'Race Riots' That Happened Exactly 50 Years Ago

Remembering 7 ‘Race Riots’ That Happened Exactly 50 Years Ago

by Aura Bogado on August 18 2014, 5:42PM

What’s changed since?

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW

5 Things Ferguson Got Terribly Wrong over the Weekend

5 Things Ferguson Got Terribly Wrong over the Weekend

by Aura Bogado on August 18 2014, 1:49PM

When does this end?

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW

National Guard Deployed to Ferguson, ISIS Loses Control of Mosul Dam and Facebook's Satire Tag

National Guard Deployed to Ferguson, ISIS Loses Control of Mosul Dam and Facebook’s Satire Tag

by Aura Bogado on August 18 2014, 9:47AM

Some of the morning’s top stories

Topics: /NOW

Officer Darren Wilson Lives in Crestwood, Black Population 1.3%

Officer Darren Wilson Lives in Crestwood, Black Population 1.3%

by Aura Bogado on August 15 2014, 5:55PM

Wilson has policed two cities with majority black working class populations—which look nothing like his own.

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW

Officer Darren Wilson to Young Woman: 'Shut the F Up, Sit the F Down'

Officer Darren Wilson to Young Woman: ‘Shut the F Up, Sit the F Down’

by Aura Bogado on August 15 2014, 2:18PM

An unnamed young woman describes a troubling incident with an officer she says she’ll never forget

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW

Ferguson Names Shooter But is Still Doing it Wrong

Ferguson Names Shooter But is Still Doing it Wrong

by Aura Bogado on August 15 2014, 12:52PM

Despite releasing officer Darren Wilson’s name, the focus is still on the wrong suspect

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW

Michael Brown's Shooter: Darren Wilson

Michael Brown’s Shooter: Darren Wilson

by Aura Bogado on August 15 2014, 10:02AM

Ferguson’s police chief finally makes the shooter’s name public

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW

Brown's Shooter's Name Released, Panama Canal Turns 100 and Downton's Plastic Bottle

Brown’s Shooter’s Name Released, Panama Canal Turns 100 and Downton’s Plastic Bottle

by Aura Bogado on August 15 2014, 9:51AM

Some of the morning’s top stories

Topics: /NOW

9 Things about Ferguson that Will Make You Go Hmmm

9 Things about Ferguson that Will Make You Go Hmmm

by Aura Bogado on August 14 2014, 4:31PM

Killing, militarizing, intimidating and arresting its way into infamy

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW

Will Missouri Governor Pull St. Louis PD Out of Ferguson?

Will Missouri Governor Pull St. Louis PD Out of Ferguson?

by Aura Bogado on August 14 2014, 11:43AM

It took the governor five days to finally arrive to his state’s—and the country’s—biggest story.

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW

Watch Journalists Get Arrested in Ferguson McDonald's

Watch Journalists Get Arrested in Ferguson McDonald’s

by Aura Bogado on August 14 2014, 10:31AM

Wesley Lowery and Ryan Reilly were both eventually released without charge.

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW

New Witness, New Video in Michael Brown Shooting

New Witness, New Video in Michael Brown Shooting

by Aura Bogado on August 14 2014, 10:05AM

‘The cop just continues to walk up on him and shoot him until he goes all the way down.’

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW

Chaos in Ferguson, New Michael Jackson Video and More Salt for a Healthy Heart

Chaos in Ferguson, New Michael Jackson Video and More Salt for a Healthy Heart

by Aura Bogado on August 14 2014, 9:53AM

Some of the morning’s top stories

Topics: /NOW

Police Dispatch Tapes From Michael Brown's Shooting

Police Dispatch Tapes From Michael Brown’s Shooting

by Aura Bogado on August 13 2014, 4:03PM

Police call for crowd control support from neighboring precincts—but not for an ambulance for Brown.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson, /NOW

10 Tweets: Munitions in Ferguson

10 Tweets: Munitions in Ferguson

by Aura Bogado on August 13 2014, 1:42PM

The militarized streets of Ferguson are littered with tear gas canisters and rubber bullets.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson, /NOW

Will Demanding Justice for Mike Brown Land You a Visit from the FBI?

Will Demanding Justice for Mike Brown Land You a Visit from the FBI?

by Aura Bogado on August 13 2014, 11:27AM

‘Justice isn’t here right now.’

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson, /NOW