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.

Police Officer Calls Ferguson Protestors 'Animals'

Police Officer Calls Ferguson Protestors ‘Animals’

by Aura Bogado on August 11 2014, 10:20AM

The unnamed white officer taunts black protestors.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson, /NOW

Outrage Over Killing of Unarmed Teen, Ebola Exposure Quarantine in North Carolina and Supermoon

Outrage Over Killing of Unarmed Teen, Ebola Exposure Quarantine in North Carolina and Supermoon

by Aura Bogado on August 11 2014, 9:47AM

Some of the headlines I’m reading this morning

Topics: /NOW

ICE Detention Officer Complains About 'Third World' Mothers and Children

ICE Detention Officer Complains About ‘Third World’ Mothers and Children

by Aura Bogado on August 8 2014, 11:27AM

Things are getting pretty bad at the Artesia detention center

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Want to Avoid Black Neighborhoods? There's an App for That

Want to Avoid Black Neighborhoods? There’s an App for That

by Aura Bogado on August 8 2014, 10:58AM

Crowdsourcing fear, straight to your iPhone

Topics: Media, /NOW

Gaza Truce Ends, WHO Declares Ebola International Emergency and New Kidney Stone Test

Gaza Truce Ends, WHO Declares Ebola International Emergency and New Kidney Stone Test

by Aura Bogado on August 8 2014, 9:53AM

Some of the news I’m reading up on this morning

Topics: /NOW

Did the Private Prison Lobby Kill Immigration Reform?

Did the Private Prison Lobby Kill Immigration Reform?

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

Activist Peter Cervantes-Gautschi explains how lobbyists played a big hand in immigration legislation.

Topics: Immigration

Khmer Rouge Leaders Sentenced to Life, DHS Hacking and BofA's Massive Mortgage Settlement

Khmer Rouge Leaders Sentenced to Life, DHS Hacking and BofA’s Massive Mortgage Settlement

by Aura Bogado on August 7 2014, 10:11AM

Some of what I’m reading up on this morning

Topics: /NOW

Professor Loses New Job for Pro-Palestinian Tweets

Professor Loses New Job for Pro-Palestinian Tweets

by Aura Bogado on August 6 2014, 2:17PM

Illinois blocks the appointment of Steven G. Salaita

Topics: Media, /NOW

NYC Sikh Man Called 'Terrorist,' Run Over by Truck

NYC Sikh Man Called ‘Terrorist,’ Run Over by Truck

by Aura Bogado on August 6 2014, 10:54AM

Sandeep Singh remains hospitalized

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Gaza Ceasefire Holds for Second Day, Missouri Execution and One Billion Passwords Stolen

Gaza Ceasefire Holds for Second Day, Missouri Execution and One Billion Passwords Stolen

by Aura Bogado on August 6 2014, 9:58AM

Some of the news I’m reading up on this morning

Topics: /NOW

Oak Creek, Two Years After the Sikh Mass Murder

Oak Creek, Two Years After the Sikh Mass Murder

by Aura Bogado on August 5 2014, 2:07PM

The community is still rebuilding after the massacre

Topics: /NOW, Society

Truce in Gaza, Ebola Deaths Hit 887 and Nixon Tapes

Truce in Gaza, Ebola Deaths Hit 887 and Nixon Tapes

by Aura Bogado on August 5 2014, 9:56AM

News I’m reading up on this morning

Topics: /NOW

Central American Child Migrants Testify Before Congress [Photos]

Central American Child Migrants Testify Before Congress [Photos]

by Aura Bogado on August 5 2014, 7:30AM

Three children bring a congressional hearing to tears.

Topics: Child Migrants, Immigration

House Passes Anti-Immigration Bills as Protest Grips D.C.

House Passes Anti-Immigration Bills as Protest Grips D.C.

by Aura Bogado on August 4 2014, 12:14PM

Neither bill is expected to move forward in the Senate.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Israel Breaks Ceasefire, China Earthquake, and Ohio and Michigan's Toxic Water

Israel Breaks Ceasefire, China Earthquake, and Ohio and Michigan’s Toxic Water

by Aura Bogado on August 4 2014, 10:02AM

Some of what I’m reading up on this morning

Topics: /NOW

Eric Garner's Death Ruled a Homicide

Eric Garner’s Death Ruled a Homicide

by Aura Bogado on August 1 2014, 3:53PM

The Department of Justice is also keeping tabs on the case

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Broken Ceasefire, House Delays Vacay, and Gorgeous Velella Velellas

Broken Ceasefire, House Delays Vacay, and Gorgeous Velella Velellas

by Aura Bogado on August 1 2014, 9:56AM

Some of the news I’m reading this morning.

Topics: /NOW

Brokers Call East New York 'The New Frontier'

Brokers Call East New York ‘The New Frontier’

by Aura Bogado on July 31 2014, 2:27PM

Part rental, part Manifest Destiny?

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Trans Girl's Friend Helps Stop Stabbing Attack on D.C. Metro

Trans Girl’s Friend Helps Stop Stabbing Attack on D.C. Metro

by Aura Bogado on July 31 2014, 11:46AM

She’s expected to make a full recovery.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

16,000 IDF Reservists Called, Sierra Leone's Ebola State of Emergency and Faster Immigration Court for Kids

16,000 IDF Reservists Called, Sierra Leone’s Ebola State of Emergency and Faster Immigration Court for Kids

by Aura Bogado on July 31 2014, 9:59AM

Some of the news I’m reading up on this morning

Topics: /NOW