New Orleans, LA
Brentin Mock is a New Orleans-based journalist who serves as Colorlines.com's Reporting Fellow on Voting Rights, 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. In his previous position as senior editor at The Loop 21, Brentin also covered electoral politics with a significant amount of reporting on voter ID issues. In New Orleans, Brentin also works as web editor for the online, citizen-journalist driven blogsite Bridge the Gulf and helped launch the New Orleans online investigative news site The Lens. He previously worked at The American Prospect as a reporter and blogger covering environmental justice issues through a fellowship awarded by the Metcalf Institute for Environmental Reporting. Brentin also served on the staff of the national magazine Intelligence Report, published by Southern Poverty Law Center, investigating hate groups and anti-immigrant nativist extremists. Brentin's professional career began in his native city of Pittsburgh, working as managing editor of the African-American community newspaper Renaissance News before joining the staff of the alternative newsweekly Pittsburgh City Paper. His work has been published in GOOD, The Root, The Daily Beast, Newsweek.com, The Grio, The Atlantic, Next American City, Truthout.org, Alternet, Vibe.com, XXL, The Source, and Religion Dispatches.
Follow Brentin at @bmockaveli.
by Brentin Mock on December 9 2013, 10:00AM
States with highest number of uninsured African Americans include North Carolina and Georgia.
by Brentin Mock on December 4 2013, 3:11PM
President Obama says we’ll need initiatives that target communities that have suffered from historical racial discrimination to combat economic inequality.
by Brentin Mock on November 26 2013, 3:00PM
Political campaign groups posing as social welfare nonprofits may have some difficulty under new proposed IRS rules
by Brentin Mock on November 20 2013, 12:00PM
Rep. Radel gets slapped on writs for coke possession. Black and Latino men and women don’t get off so easy.
by Brentin Mock on November 15 2013, 9:43AM
Attorney who defended the Voting Rights Act bill before the Supreme Court gets nod to head Civil Rights department.
by Brentin Mock on November 7 2013, 7:00AM
Virginia just dodged a bullet to voting rights by electing McAuliffe over Cuccinelli. But how far will the new governor actually go to restore felons’ ability to vote?
by Brentin Mock on November 6 2013, 3:34PM
Law firm that helped gut the Voting Rights Act wants millions for their work.
by Brentin Mock on November 1 2013, 5:23PM
It’s an off year for elections, but there are some important races you should be following.
by Brentin Mock on October 31 2013, 3:37PM
Senate Republicans have blocked two key nominees by President Obama.
by Brentin Mock on October 30 2013, 4:36PM
Holder also endorses criminal justice reform ideas from newly minted U.S. Senator Cory Booker.
by Brentin Mock on October 29 2013, 11:16AM
Sen. Ted Cruz tells mothers of Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis that their sons deaths were not about race.
by Brentin Mock on October 23 2013, 11:06AM
The winner of next month’s governor’s race in Virginia could be an indicator of the direction of conservative politics.