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.
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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?
by Brentin Mock on June 20 2013, 12:45PM
What does this week’s SCOTUS decision on proof-of-citizenship laws have to do with their upcoming decision on the Voting Rights Act?
by Brentin Mock on June 18 2013, 1:01PM
Justice Scalia and Senators Cruz and Vitter are creating paths for Arizona to revive the proof of citizenship requirement.
by Brentin Mock on June 17 2013, 10:35AM
Proof of citizenship law in Arizona, which burdened Latino and Native American voters, has been struck by high court.
by Brentin Mock on June 14 2013, 3:02PM
U.S. says it can do more to address racial injustice. Civil rights group agree.
by Brentin Mock on June 12 2013, 2:19PM
A chain of events concerning civil rights justice happened within 48 hours of Medgar Evers’ murder.
by Brentin Mock on June 12 2013, 10:04AM
Some states may be hedging on a Supreme Court decision that might strike the Voting Rights Act’s Section Five clause.
by Brentin Mock on June 11 2013, 4:03PM
Death row inmates spend 23 hours a day in cells so hot the cinder block walls burn when touched.
by Brentin Mock on June 7 2013, 12:59PM
If Booker wins, there will be three African-Americans serving in the U.S. Senate, the largest number serving at same time.
by Brentin Mock on June 5 2013, 1:20PM
Attorney General Eric Holder credits Evers along with Marcus Garvey and Malcolm X for civil rights gains in America.
by Brentin Mock on June 5 2013, 12:12PM
Rice was blocked as a contender for Secretary of State, but now she’ll occupy the White House as chief security advisor to Obama.