Aura Bogado

Aura Bogado is the community journalism coordinator and blogger for Colorlines' Voting Rights Watch 2012.

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Sunday, February 16, 2014 - 1:29pm
Hung Jury for Michael Dunn’s Count of First-Degree Murder
A jury of 12 people in Duval County, Fla., could not make a unanimous decision about whether to find Michael Dunn, 47, guilty in connection to the killing of 17-year-old Jordan Davis. The jury did find Dunn guilty of three counts of attempted murder, and of shooting a firearm.
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Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 11:43am
Typhoon Haiyan: The Global Poor Bear the Deadly Brunt of Climate Change
In 1494, Spain and Portugal were in serious competition over other peoples’ lands.
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Saturday, November 9, 2013 - 7:22am
Why Does Los Angeles Criminalize Black and Brown Youth?
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Monday, November 4, 2013 - 12:24pm
Immigration Activists Continue to Fight on All Fronts
October was a busy month on the streets for comprehensive immigration reform backers—but it was quiet in on the floor of the House.
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Monday, September 30, 2013 - 8:44am
The ‘Dream 30’ Risk Detention to Return to the US
Following up on last month’s action by the Dream 9 , a new, larger group of undocumented immigrants will attempt to return to the United States today.
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Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 2:50pm
‘A Girl Hanged Herself Here’: Dream 9 Youths Shed Light on US 'Deportation Machine'
When the Dream 9 entered the Eloy Detention Center last week in Florence, Arizona, they planned to start organizing.
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Sunday, July 14, 2013 - 7:27am
White Supremacy Acquits George Zimmerman
A jury has found George Zimmerman not guilty of all charges in connection to death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. But while the verdict came as a surprise to some people, it makes perfect sense to others.
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Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 7:45am
Supreme Court Strikes a Hard Blow to Tribal Sovereignty in Adoption Case
In a 5 to 4 decision on Tuesday, the Supreme Court ruled that the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) does not block termination of a Native father’s parental rights. The court appears to have ruled as if it was deciding the issue based on race—when a better lens to understand the case, called Adoptive Couple v.
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Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 7:58am
The Senate’s Drone and Trigger-Happy Immigration Bill
There could be a lot to celebrate about the Senate’s new comprehensive immigration reform bill.
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Friday, October 26, 2012 - 1:25pm
Suppression Surges as Election Nears
With a little more than a week before Election Day, grassroots campaigns are hoping to maximize voter participation among often disenfranchised communities. Cuéntame has launched a series of public service announcements targeted at some 50,000 new Latino voters in three swing states: Colorado, Nevada, and Florida. The PSAs, made in conjunction with 300 partner groups, are airing on major Spanish language television stations like Univision, MundoFox, and Azteca America.
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