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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.

Did Incriminating Evidence End Sheriff Baca's Career?

Did Incriminating Evidence End Sheriff Baca’s Career?

by Aura Bogado on January 14 2014, 7:00AM

Sheriff Lee Baca stepped down from Los Angeles County Sheriff amid accusations of prisoner and visitor abuse in his department. Were the too much for even Baca to bear?

Topics: Criminal Justice

Amiri Baraka, 1934-2014

Amiri Baraka, 1934-2014

by Aura Bogado on January 9 2014, 4:25PM

The literary genius was 79.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Teju Cole did Something Brilliant on Twitter

Teju Cole did Something Brilliant on Twitter

by Aura Bogado on January 8 2014, 3:45PM

A short story, 140 characters at a time.

Topics: Media, /NOW

LA Sheriff Baca Resigns Amid Explosive Scandals

LA Sheriff Baca Resigns Amid Explosive Scandals

by Aura Bogado on January 7 2014, 1:22PM

The sheriff’s 15-year reign will come to an end in late January under deep scrutiny over abuse and corruption.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Undocumented Living? There's an App for That

Undocumented Living? There’s an App for That

by Aura Bogado on January 6 2014, 1:03PM

Ten Droid apps that may prove especially helpful if you’re undocumented.

Topics: Media, /NOW

Watch Zimmerman's Girlfriend Detail His Violent Abuse

Watch Zimmerman’s Girlfriend Detail His Violent Abuse

by Aura Bogado on January 3 2014, 2:57PM

“I feel like he always gets off,” says Samantha Scheibe.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

So, This is Not a Powwow

So, This is Not a Powwow

by Aura Bogado on January 3 2014, 12:31PM

And it will definitely confuse children.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Whatever Happened to Comprehensive Immigration Reform? Interactive

Whatever Happened to Comprehensive Immigration Reform?

by Aura Bogado on December 18 2013, 7:00AM

Twenty thirteen was supposed to be the year for sweeping immigration reform. Here’s a step-by-step review of what did—and didn’t—happen.

Topics: Deportation, Immigration, Immigration Reform

Sonic Drive-in Sorry for 'Scalp the Redskins' Signs

Sonic Drive-in Sorry for ‘Scalp the Redskins’ Signs

by Aura Bogado on December 10 2013, 3:18PM

It wasn’t one, but two racist messages.

Topics: Media, /NOW

Native Author Gyasi Ross Talks Cultural Preservation

Native Author Gyasi Ross Talks Cultural Preservation

by Aura Bogado on December 9 2013, 10:00AM

The author of “How to Say I Love You in Indian” also shares his vision for Natives’ future

Topics: Arts & Culture

That Time Reagan Vetoed the Anti-Apartheid Act

That Time Reagan Vetoed the Anti-Apartheid Act

by Aura Bogado on December 6 2013, 11:29AM

Watch Desmond Tutu break down how wrong the president was to support South Africa’s racist regime.

Topics: History, /NOW, Politics

Mandela, in His Own Words Infographic

Mandela, in His Own Words

by Aura Bogado on December 6 2013, 8:13AM

“The struggle is my life.”

Topics: History, Mandela's Legacy

Don Lemon Perpetuates 'Knockout Game' Hysteria

Don Lemon Perpetuates ‘Knockout Game’ Hysteria

by Aura Bogado on December 4 2013, 2:49PM

He does it again.

Topics: National Security, /NOW

Why the Spurs Dribbled Barefoot on Tuesday

Why the Spurs Dribbled Barefoot on Tuesday

by Aura Bogado on December 4 2013, 1:17PM

The San Antonio team played (and lost) to indigenous youth half their size.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Have You Heard The #NationHood Mixtape?

Have You Heard The #NationHood Mixtape?

by Aura Bogado on December 3 2013, 4:42PM

It’s worth a listen.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Immigrants Begin Protest Inside El Paso Detention Center

Immigrants Begin Protest Inside El Paso Detention Center

by Aura Bogado on December 3 2013, 2:05PM

Up to 40 asylum seekers at the El Paso Processing Center are demanding their release.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Watch Aamer Rahman Explain Reverse Racism

Watch Aamer Rahman Explain Reverse Racism

by Aura Bogado on December 2 2013, 11:54AM

Because racial justice is just as crucial in Australia as it is in the United States.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Five Quotes to Celebrate Bruce Lee's Birthday

Five Quotes to Celebrate Bruce Lee’s Birthday

by Aura Bogado on November 27 2013, 1:51PM

Do you have a favorite one with which to remember the master?

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Chelsea Manning is Thankful for Malcolm X, MLK Jr., and Harvey Milk

Chelsea Manning is Thankful for Malcolm X, MLK Jr., and Harvey Milk

by Aura Bogado on November 27 2013, 11:15AM

The former army private is reluctant to celebrate Thanksgiving because she believes its origins lie in the slaughter against the Pequot.

Topics: Media, /NOW

Obama's Speech Disrupted by Undocumented Student Calling to Halt Deportations

Obama’s Speech Disrupted by Undocumented Student Calling to Halt Deportations

by Aura Bogado on November 25 2013, 4:05PM

24-year-old Ju Hong confronted the president about separating immigrant families.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW