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 October 17 2013, 4:19PM
Obama will tap an African American, Jeh Johnson, to succeed Janet Napolitano as head of the Department of Homeland Security
by Brentin Mock on October 1 2013, 2:10PM
Attorney General Eric Holder has a full plate, but will lose much of his capacity to carry out the work due to Congress’ dysfunction.
by Brentin Mock on September 30 2013, 9:45AM
Holder may seek to bail North Carolina back into federal “preclearance” oversight
by Brentin Mock on September 26 2013, 11:38AM
Nevada GOP leader also doesn’t like that the Democratic Party has such a diverse tent of followers.
by Brentin Mock on September 24 2013, 11:43AM
AIG corporate executives who almost tanked the U.S. economy and then were rewarded bonuses compared to the likes of Emmett Till.
by Brentin Mock on September 23 2013, 2:15PM
African-American Congress members gathered last week to tackle new policies concerning economic inequality, voting rights and criminal justice.
by Brentin Mock on September 13 2013, 7:00AM
Wanna bet that Congress restores key functions of the Voting Rights Act before New Years?
by Brentin Mock on September 9 2013, 11:28AM
NAACP Legal and Educational Defense Fund also loses civil rights pillar in attorney Debo Adebile, who is now counsel for the U.S. Senate judiciary committee.
by Brentin Mock on September 4 2013, 3:32PM
Florida Republicans called for investigation into voter fraud that ended up exposing fraud from GOP.
by Brentin Mock on August 29 2013, 12:05PM
Leaders of youth social justice action organizations were invited to speak at the March on Washington 50th anniversary ceremony yesterday, but then cut at the last minute.