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.
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 4 2013, 9:06AM
Kerry Washington wows audience on Saturday Night Live, then hypes crowds the next day in rally for Virginia governor’s race.
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.