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 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.