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 August 26 2013, 8:00AM
The call to strengthen voting rights was a prominent feature of the 50th anniversary rally.
by Brentin Mock on August 23 2013, 4:04PM
Looking at the blurred lines between Barack Obama and Martin Luther King.
by Brentin Mock on August 22 2013, 4:52PM
Powell reads North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory, calls BS on his voter fraud claims.
by Brentin Mock on August 22 2013, 3:00PM
A look inside the promotion and planning of the unofficial March for Jobs and Justice in Washington, D.C.
by Brentin Mock on August 22 2013, 2:05PM
Eric Holder delivers a two-fisted lawsuit to Texas today over its voter ID and redistricting plans.
by Brentin Mock on August 21 2013, 2:27PM
Sorting out the events honoring the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington
by Brentin Mock on August 19 2013, 11:20AM
Over the weekend, The Washington Post presented a preview of President Obama’s speech at the upcoming 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, which they report will strongly emphasize economic inequality problems, even more so than…
by Brentin Mock on August 16 2013, 11:20AM
Is the former congressman who once supported voter ID laws changing his tune?
by Brentin Mock on August 15 2013, 4:30PM
The Dream Defenders are now taking their struggle from the capitol building to their communities.
by Brentin Mock on August 14 2013, 11:48AM
Moderation seems the unavoidable tax for African-American Democratic candidates looking to win statewide offices in states like New Jersey.
by Brentin Mock on August 13 2013, 10:16AM
Yesterday, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed what’s been called the most restrictive voter ID bill in the nation into law.
by Brentin Mock on August 12 2013, 9:33AM
Holder will seek ways to reduce sentences for nonviolent, non-gang affiliated drug dealers.
by Brentin Mock on August 8 2013, 4:34PM
Youth leaders want state to reform Stand Your Ground and School-to-Prison Pipeline issues.
by Brentin Mock on August 8 2013, 11:40AM
Looks like Attorney General Eric Holder is drawing the curtains on the War on Drugs
by Brentin Mock on August 6 2013, 12:25PM
Today marks the 48th anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson, after months of civil rights organizing, sit-ins, bloodshed and deaths compelled the federal government to intervene in the struggle against…
by Brentin Mock on August 5 2013, 4:17PM
Republicans will stop at nothing to tarnish and overturn Obamacare.
by Brentin Mock on August 5 2013, 12:09PM
Booker lands Oprah endorsement, but some of New Jersey civil rights leaders are supporting his opponents.