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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.

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

Florida's Upcoming Race-Tested Special Election

Florida’s Upcoming Race-Tested Special Election

by Brentin Mock on January 22 2014, 7:00AM

The March 11 Florida race for an empty congressional seat will be a sign of the political and racial temperatures in the state.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics

Pennsylvania Voter ID Ruled 'Unnecessarily' Burdensome, Unconstitutional

Pennsylvania Voter ID Ruled ‘Unnecessarily’ Burdensome, Unconstitutional

by Brentin Mock on January 17 2014, 2:16PM

Judge blocks voter ID law, but not on grounds that it is racially discriminatory, oddly.

Topics: Voting Rights, /NOW, Politics, Voter Suppression

The Voting Rights Act Fix is In

The Voting Rights Act Fix is In

by Brentin Mock on January 16 2014, 2:50PM

Civil rights group are giving the bill some side-eye for failing to recognize voter ID laws.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Why Are Conservatives Hating On Obama's Navigators?

Why Are Conservatives Hating On Obama’s Navigators?

by Brentin Mock on January 14 2014, 10:00AM

Obamacare includes a program that employs people to help connect hard-to-reach, uninsured citizens to healthcare resources. What’s wrong with that?

Topics: Voting Rights, Health, /NOW, Obamacare, Politics

New Obamacare Enrollee Gender and Age Numbers Released

New Obamacare Enrollee Gender and Age Numbers Released

by Brentin Mock on January 13 2014, 4:58PM

We now have the age and gender demographics on Obamacare. Still, nothing on race.

Topics: Voting Rights, Economy, Health, /NOW

Where is the Racial Data on Obamacare Enrollees?

Where is the Racial Data on Obamacare Enrollees?

by Brentin Mock on January 13 2014, 11:05AM

Is anyone tracking how many people of color signed up for Obamacare?

Topics: Voting Rights, Economy, /NOW, Obamacare, Politics

Debo Adegbile Faces Senate For Justice Department Civil Rights Post

Debo Adegbile Faces Senate For Justice Department Civil Rights Post

by Brentin Mock on January 8 2014, 9:38AM

Civil rights attorney Debo Adegbile goes up against Senate conservatives today who may grill him about representing Mumia Abu Jamal

Topics: Voting Rights, /NOW, Politics

State Legislators to Watch in 2014

State Legislators to Watch in 2014

by Brentin Mock on January 7 2014, 7:00AM

A magazine publishes a list of state legislators to watch and it actually looks like America.

Topics: Voting Rights, /NOW, Politics

Congressional Black Caucus: 'Dear Pope, Love Your Work'

Congressional Black Caucus: ‘Dear Pope, Love Your Work’

by Brentin Mock on December 13 2013, 2:22PM

Congressional Black Caucus sends shout out to the Pope.

Topics: Voting Rights, Economy, /NOW

Can Black Republicans Save Their Party Next Year?

Can Black Republicans Save Their Party Next Year?

by Brentin Mock on December 11 2013, 7:00AM

These black Republicans are gunning for Congress in 2014. Will their party back them?

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics

Many Uninsured African Americans Will Benefit From Obamacare...but Not in Atlanta

Many Uninsured African Americans Will Benefit From Obamacare…but Not in Atlanta

by Brentin Mock on December 9 2013, 10:00AM

States with highest number of uninsured African Americans include North Carolina and Georgia.

Topics: Voting Rights, /NOW, Politics