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 July 25 2013, 9:52AM
As we reported shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act’s Section Five, Texas could still face “preclearance” — federal review of election changes to ensure disenfranchisement won’t result — under the Section Three “bail-in” provision. Both…
by Brentin Mock on July 22 2013, 1:01PM
Rep. John Lewis was himself inspired by a comic book based on civil rights in the 1960s. Now he’s produced his own.
by Brentin Mock on July 18 2013, 1:57PM
Students as young as nine years old are camping at the state capitol to push for new laws that protect them from racial profiling.
by Brentin Mock on July 17 2013, 4:42PM
Hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians lack ID to vote under new law. Republican chair says that was good for his party.
by Brentin Mock on July 17 2013, 12:14PM
States don’t do well prosecuting hate crimes. The Feds are built for it.
by Brentin Mock on July 12 2013, 1:46PM
African American Rep. Corrine Brown teared up as she scolded Republican lawmakers for extracting food stamps from the farm bill, telling them “This is not a game.”
by Brentin Mock on July 10 2013, 3:32PM
A redistricting plan for North Carolina that civil rights activists call racially gerrymandered is upheld by three-judge panel.
by Brentin Mock on July 9 2013, 8:59AM
Sherrilyn Ifill of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund talks about the future of the Voting Rights Act.
by Brentin Mock on July 3 2013, 3:26PM
Judge denies preliminary injunction that would protect death row inmates from extreme heat. Says he needs more evidence
by Brentin Mock on July 2 2013, 3:33PM
“Mayah’s Lot” is a graphic novel tale of how a New York community fights back against polluter company.
by Brentin Mock on July 2 2013, 10:17AM
Environmentalists, marriage equality advocates and immigration law reformists pledge to work together for voting rights.
by Brentin Mock on June 27 2013, 8:38PM
Texas was one of the first to run wild after the SCOTUS decision on the Voting Rights Act. A racist redistricting plan may lasso it back in.
by Brentin Mock on June 26 2013, 2:59PM
State Sen. Elbert Lee Guillory, an African American legislator for Louisiana, was elated yesterday that the Supreme Court neutralized the Section Five provision of the Voting Rights Act. In a message sent last evening from his Facebook account, Sen. Guillory…
by Brentin Mock on June 25 2013, 11:30AM
Congress now must go back to the drawing board on the Voting Rights Act. Can it?