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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.

Lone Zimmerman Trial Juror Remains Silent

Lone Zimmerman Trial Juror Remains Silent

by Aura Bogado on July 17 2013, 2:22PM

The jury’s five white women have all spoken out. But what about the juror of color?

Topics: /NOW

Cities Rally and March Against the Zimmerman Verdict

Cities Rally and March Against the Zimmerman Verdict

by Aura Bogado on July 15 2013, 4:05PM

Around the country thousands of people marched together shutting down street and freeway traffic and coming to terms with the verdict.

Topics: /NOW

Zimmerman Defense:

Zimmerman Defense: “Trayvon Armed Himself with Concrete”

by Aura Bogado on July 12 2013, 4:30PM

George Zimmerman’s future is largely in the hands of a jury that’s finally deliberating after a nearly three week trial in connection with the killing of Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman’s defense team presented its closing arguments, followed by the state’s rebuttal….

Topics: /NOW

Zimmerman Trial Prosecution Presents Closing Arguments

Zimmerman Trial Prosecution Presents Closing Arguments

by Aura Bogado on July 11 2013, 5:35PM

The state concludes that George Zimmerman repeatedly lied about the events that took place the night Trayvon Martin was killed.

Topics: /NOW

Conservatives, House Locked on Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Conservatives, House Locked on Comprehensive Immigration Reform

by Aura Bogado on July 10 2013, 4:54PM

The House is back in session this week—but it’s unclear whether they’ll move forward on comprehensive immigration reform.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform, /NOW

 Zimmerman Defense to Introduce Controversial Animation at Closing

Zimmerman Defense to Introduce Controversial Animation at Closing

by Aura Bogado on July 10 2013, 9:27AM

George Zimmerman’s defense team won’t be able to enter the animation into evidence, but is allowed to play it for the jury during closing statements.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Trayvon Martin

Tracy Martin: 'I Was Listening to my Son's Last Cries for Help'

Tracy Martin: ‘I Was Listening to my Son’s Last Cries for Help’

by Aura Bogado on July 8 2013, 5:25PM

Trayvon Martin’s father takes the witness stand in George Zimmerman’s murder trial.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Trayvon Martin

This is What Force Feeding a Guantanamo Bay Prisoner Looks Like

This is What Force Feeding a Guantanamo Bay Prisoner Looks Like

by Aura Bogado on July 8 2013, 12:54PM

Rapper Yasiin Bey’s new video is very hard to watch—although that’s very much part of the point.

Topics: /NOW

Forget 'The Lone Ranger,' Here's a Real Native Film

Forget ‘The Lone Ranger,’ Here’s a Real Native Film

by Aura Bogado on July 5 2013, 3:34PM

You won’t what to miss what happens when a whole bunch of Natives get together to create a short film.

Topics: /NOW

Sabrina Fulton on the Stand: 'My son is Trayvon Martin. He's in heaven.'

Sabrina Fulton on the Stand: ‘My son is Trayvon Martin. He’s in heaven.’

by Aura Bogado on July 5 2013, 9:53AM

Trayvon Martin’s family members take to the stand today.

Topics: /NOW, Trayvon Martin

Native Appropriations Sees

Native Appropriations Sees “The Lone Ranger” (Now, You Don’t Have To)

by Aura Bogado on July 3 2013, 4:02PM

It’s everything you probably expected.

Topics: /NOW

'The Lone Ranger' Inspires Fashion Trend

‘The Lone Ranger’ Inspires Fashion Trend

by Aura Bogado on July 3 2013, 2:00PM

If you like it, then you shoulda put a bird on it.

Topics: /NOW

The Good, Bad and Ugly of Marketing 'The Lone Ranger'

The Good, Bad and Ugly of Marketing ‘The Lone Ranger’

by Aura Bogado on July 3 2013, 8:45AM

The Disney blockbuster provides an opportunity for appropriation—and conversation.

Topics: Arts & Culture

The Court's Bizarre 1 Percent Rule

The Court’s Bizarre 1 Percent Rule

by Aura Bogado on July 2 2013, 8:19AM

What the Supreme Court still doesn’t understand about the relationship between the U.S. government and Native nations.

Topics: Baby Veronica, History

Zimmerman Defense Lawyer's Daughter: 'We beat stupidity'

Zimmerman Defense Lawyer’s Daughter: ‘We beat stupidity’

by Aura Bogado on June 28 2013, 6:30PM

Attorney Don West left the courtroom after drilling Rachel Jeantel and got ice cream with his daughters, one of whom chronicled event.

Topics: /NOW, Trayvon Martin

Zimmerman Case Update: Rachel Jeantel is Not on Trial

Zimmerman Case Update: Rachel Jeantel is Not on Trial

by Aura Bogado on June 27 2013, 1:04PM

Rachel Jeantel is not the one on trial—but social media suggests otherwise.

Topics: /NOW, Trayvon Martin

A Hard Blow to Tribal Sovereignty

A Hard Blow to Tribal Sovereignty

by Aura Bogado on June 25 2013, 12:23PM

The high court focused on race—rather than tribal sovereignty—in a landmark adoption case.

Topics: Baby Veronica, /NOW

Watching Zimmerman's Trial Might Break Your Heart

Watching Zimmerman’s Trial Might Break Your Heart

by Aura Bogado on June 24 2013, 4:41PM

15-year-old Chad Johnson testified that he remembers asking Trayvon Martin for Skittles, and never saw him again.

Topics: /NOW, Trayvon Martin

Where to Get Your ‘Native Americans Discovered Columbus’ Tee

by Aura Bogado on June 24 2013, 4:06PM

Jared Yazzie (Navajo) awesome Native t-shirt designs are taking off.

Topics: /NOW

Meet Zimmerman Murder Trial Juror B-37 (AKA, The Parrot Lady)

Meet Zimmerman Murder Trial Juror B-37 (AKA, The Parrot Lady)

by Aura Bogado on June 20 2013, 3:55PM

One of the Zimmerman jurors was too busy taking care of her exotic animals to pay attention to the death of Trayvon Martin.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Trayvon Martin