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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.

Yes, Cesar Chavez Called Strikebreakers 'Wetbacks'

Yes, Cesar Chavez Called Strikebreakers ‘Wetbacks’

by Aura Bogado on February 28 2014, 3:49PM

Just like everyone else, Chavez had his contradictions.

Topics: Blogs List, History, /NOW

Attacks, Arrests and Deportation for Immigrant Hunger Strikers

Attacks, Arrests and Deportation for Immigrant Hunger Strikers

by Aura Bogado on February 26 2014, 4:38PM

Jaime Valdez was deported in the middle of the night, as he entered his ninth day of a hunger strike.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Immigrant Detainee Mom Hospitalized While on Hunger Strike

Immigrant Detainee Mom Hospitalized While on Hunger Strike

by Aura Bogado on February 25 2014, 4:56PM

Anselma López was taken to the ER Monday evening.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Supaman Makes Beats in Regalia

Supaman Makes Beats in Regalia

by Aura Bogado on February 24 2014, 10:14AM

Christian Takes Gun Parrish does hip-hop to the beat of his Apsaalooke drum.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Black Juror in Dunn Case Breaks Silence, Says Race Wasn't a Factor

Black Juror in Dunn Case Breaks Silence, Says Race Wasn’t a Factor

by Aura Bogado on February 21 2014, 1:18PM

Creshuna Miles says she thinks Dunn was guilty of second-degree murder.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

A Small Victory for Native Women

A Small Victory for Native Women

by Aura Bogado on February 21 2014, 7:00AM

Native women face one of the highest rates of domestic violence in the U.S. A new pilot project that allows tribes to prosecute non-Natives for the crime could be a game-changer.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Juror Says Michael Dunn Got Away with Murder

Juror Says Michael Dunn Got Away with Murder

by Aura Bogado on February 19 2014, 2:26PM

When first polled, only two jurors said Dunn was acting in self defense when he killed Jordan Davis.

Topics: Media, /NOW

Ten Quotes to Celebrate Audre Lorde's Birthday

Ten Quotes to Celebrate Audre Lorde’s Birthday

by Aura Bogado on February 18 2014, 11:35AM

Lorde’s work is useful for understanding the history of black women placing critical pressure on mainstream white feminism.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Jordan Davis: What We've Come to Expect

Jordan Davis: What We’ve Come to Expect

by Aura Bogado on February 17 2014, 2:27PM

We’ve learned to shield ourselves, and expect inequity.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Hung Jury for Michael Dunn's Count of First-Degree Murder

Hung Jury for Michael Dunn’s Count of First-Degree Murder

by Aura Bogado on February 15 2014, 7:00PM

Despite a mistrial on one count, Dunn was convicted of three counts of attempted murder and of shooting a firearm.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

What Did Prince Look Like in 1977?

What Did Prince Look Like in 1977?

by Aura Bogado on February 14 2014, 1:56PM

The general public can view a set of rarely seen photographs later this month in Los Angeles.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

'Las Marthas' Will Make You Think Twice about the Border, Latinas and Class

‘Las Marthas’ Will Make You Think Twice about the Border, Latinas and Class

by Aura Bogado on February 11 2014, 7:00AM

The documentary, which debuts on PBS on February 17, follows Latina debutantes along the Texas-Mexico border who identify with George and Martha Washington

Topics: Arts & Culture

The 1491s Parody the Problematic Song 'Cherokee'

The 1491s Parody the Problematic Song ‘Cherokee’

by Aura Bogado on February 10 2014, 2:43PM

You already know this is going to be hilarious.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Five Quotes to Celebrate Rosa Parks's Birthday

Five Quotes to Celebrate Rosa Parks’s Birthday

by Aura Bogado on February 4 2014, 3:07PM

She was born 101 years ago today.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Extorted, Detained and Deported

Extorted, Detained and Deported

by Aura Bogado on February 3 2014, 7:00AM

After being extorted on the job, a deported waste management worker is fighting to return to the United States—and winning.

Topics: Deportation, Immigration

Kendrick Lamar Responds to Macklemore

Kendrick Lamar Responds to Macklemore

by Aura Bogado on January 31 2014, 5:47PM

It might surprise you.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Blogs List

The One Thing Native Americans Don't Call Themselves

The One Thing Native Americans Don’t Call Themselves

by Aura Bogado on January 31 2014, 3:37PM

Hint: It’s that team name you’re thinking about.

Topics: Media, /NOW

Barneys Spring Ad Campaign Features Transgender People

Barneys Spring Ad Campaign Features Transgender People

by Aura Bogado on January 30 2014, 1:46PM

The retailer hopes the ads will elevate trans acceptance.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Student's Fight for In-State Tuition Illustrates Limits of the DACA Program

Student’s Fight for In-State Tuition Illustrates Limits of the DACA Program

by Aura Bogado on January 28 2014, 7:00AM

Contrary to popular belief Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival doesn’t guarantee in-state tuition for undocumented students.

Topics: Immigration

Michigan GOP Official: 'Herd All the Indians'

Michigan GOP Official: ‘Herd All the Indians’

by Aura Bogado on January 22 2014, 11:50AM

Turn Detroit into a reservation, “then throw in the blankets and corn,” says L. Brooks Patterson.

Topics: /NOW, Politics