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Brentin Mock

Brentin Mock
Political Correspondent
Washington, D.C.

Brentin Mock covers national politics for Colorlines. He previously served as lead reporter for Voting Rights Watch 2012, covering the challenges presented by new voter ID laws, suppression of voter registration drives, and other attempts to limit electoral power of people of color.

Brentin is also a contributor for Demos’ blog PolicyShop, where he covers voting rights and civil rights; and also a blogger for Grist.org, where he writes about environmental justice. You can read some of his other work at Next American City, Facing South, The Root, In These Times, American Prospect and The Washington Post.

Follow Brentin on Twitter at @brentinmock.

New Orleans Filmmaker Spotlights Black Oystermen of Louisiana

New Orleans Filmmaker Spotlights Black Oystermen of Louisiana

by Brentin Mock on April 21 2014, 7:45AM

Vanishing Pearls director Nailah Jefferson restores black fishers deleted from the BP oil spill saga.

Topics: Voting Rights, Environment, Economy, History, Culture, Society

More Voting Rights Restoration Coming for Virginia

More Voting Rights Restoration Coming for Virginia

by Brentin Mock on April 18 2014, 10:01AM

Anyone with drug felony convictions in Virginia will now be eligible for automatic voting rights restoration.

Topics: Voting Rights, Criminal Justice, /NOW, Politics

Midterm Test: Who's Courting the Youth?

Midterm Test: Who’s Courting the Youth?

by Brentin Mock on April 11 2014, 7:00AM

Not the usual suspects, says Robert “Biko” Baker, League of Young Voters Education Fund executive director

Topics: Politics

People in Glass Houses Shouldn't Throw Stones

People in Glass Houses Shouldn’t Throw Stones

by Brentin Mock on April 1 2014, 7:00AM

The GOP has done poorly with its “minority outreach,” but Democrats aren’t doing too well, either.

Topics: Politics

FBI Arrests Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon

FBI Arrests Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon

by Brentin Mock on March 26 2014, 3:16PM

Charlotte mayor is facing a lot of years for bribery and extortion charges.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics, Politics

Obamacare Deadline Extended for Some

Obamacare Deadline Extended for Some

by Brentin Mock on March 26 2014, 2:40PM

If you started purchasing Obamacare through the website, but didn’t complete by March 31, no worries … ‘til April.

Topics: Voting Rights, Economy, Health, Obamacare, Politics, Politics

Is It Time To Finally Stick a Fork In the Tea Party?

Is It Time To Finally Stick a Fork In the Tea Party?

by Brentin Mock on March 20 2014, 2:53PM

Tea Party may be down, but not out.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics, Politics

Alex Sink Fails to Turn Up Voters of Color in Florida ... Again

Alex Sink Fails to Turn Up Voters of Color in Florida … Again

by Brentin Mock on March 13 2014, 8:05AM

Alex Sink just can’t get the vote out for black and brown Floridians.

Topics: Voting Rights, Immigration, Politics, Politics

Racism's at Root of Adegbile Denial

Racism’s at Root of Adegbile Denial

by Brentin Mock on March 10 2014, 11:41AM

Racism in the Senate continues to weaken civil rights law enforcement.

Topics: Politics

Senate Blocks Obama's Pick for New Civil Rights Chief

Senate Blocks Obama’s Pick for New Civil Rights Chief

by Brentin Mock on March 5 2014, 1:12PM

Former NAACP LDF attorney Debo Adegbile is blocked on racial grounds.

Topics: Voting Rights, Criminal Justice, /NOW, Politics, Politics

Obama Favors Expanding Schools and Reducing Prisons in New Budget

Obama Favors Expanding Schools and Reducing Prisons in New Budget

by Brentin Mock on March 4 2014, 2:32PM

The budget includes targeted funds for programs to reduce racial disparities in courts and prisons.

Topics: Voting Rights, Criminal Justice, Economy, Politics, Politics, Schools & Youth

EPA Pays Tribute to Rep. John Lewis and Environmental Justice

EPA Pays Tribute to Rep. John Lewis and Environmental Justice

by Brentin Mock on February 27 2014, 10:58AM

Rep. John Lewis is honored for his role in bringing civil rights principles to environmental protection.

Topics: Voting Rights, Environment, Politics

The White Supremacy of 'House of Cards'

The White Supremacy of ‘House of Cards’

by Brentin Mock on February 25 2014, 7:00AM

A thread of white supremacy helps shape this political drama.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Voting Rights, Politics

Medals of Honor Awarded to Vets Robbed Due to Racism

Medals of Honor Awarded to Vets Robbed Due to Racism

by Brentin Mock on February 21 2014, 4:33PM

Among the recipients are 17 Latino vets.

Topics: History, National Security, /NOW, Politics

Civil Rights Leaders React to Meeting With Obama Today

Civil Rights Leaders React to Meeting With Obama Today

by Brentin Mock on February 18 2014, 6:25PM

Civil rights leaders pick Obama’s brain on wages and criminal justice reform

Topics: Voting Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics

What's Good--and Bad--About the New Voting Rights Act

What’s Good—and Bad—About the New Voting Rights Act

by Brentin Mock on February 13 2014, 7:00AM

The new amendment to the Voting Rights Act explained

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics, Politics, Voting Rights Act

AG Holder Calls for Restoring Voting Rights to Former Felons

AG Holder Calls for Restoring Voting Rights to Former Felons

by Brentin Mock on February 11 2014, 11:00AM

Holder calls for the restoration of voting rights to all who’ve formerly been convicted of felonies.

Topics: Voting Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics, Politics

'Moral March' in North Carolina Draws Thousands

‘Moral March’ in North Carolina Draws Thousands

by Brentin Mock on February 10 2014, 10:30AM

The Moral March in N. Carolina this weekend touched hearts and nerves, with tens of thousands showing up for justice.

Topics: Voting Rights, Gender & Sexuality, Health, Immigration, Politics, Politics, Schools & Youth

Why I'd Rather Hear Eric Holder Deliver the State of the Union Tonight

Why I’d Rather Hear Eric Holder Deliver the State of the Union Tonight

by Brentin Mock on January 28 2014, 1:46PM

What issue has Obama been addressing inadequately that Holder has confronted more forcefully?

Topics: Voting Rights, /NOW, Politics, State of the Union, Voting Rights Act

Florida State House Candidate Wants Obama Lynched

Florida State House Candidate Wants Obama Lynched

by Brentin Mock on January 22 2014, 8:58AM

His campaign strategy is to win voters by calling for Obama’s death.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics, Politics

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