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 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.
by Brentin Mock on June 4 2013, 11:02AM
Over 300 arrested in five weeks of civil rights protests in North Carolina.
by Brentin Mock on June 3 2013, 3:41PM
Actress Jessica Alba worked with Sen. Lautenberg on legislation that would strengthen laws around testing chemicals used in everyday products.
by Brentin Mock on June 3 2013, 2:36PM
Sen. Frank Lautenberg leaves a strong legacy behind in New Jersey and on Capitol Hill.
by Brentin Mock on May 31 2013, 1:50PM
Meridian schools can’t call the police on black students anymore for wearing the wrong colored socks.
by Brentin Mock on May 31 2013, 12:57PM
So many rats in a Mississippi prison for the mentally ill that the inmates have started making pets out of them.
by Brentin Mock on May 29 2013, 11:17AM
The first black chief administrator of EPA is now working to green up Apple.
by Brentin Mock on May 29 2013, 10:50AM
Wal-Mart illegally disposed of hazardous liquids and pesticides, now they’re paying up.
by Brentin Mock on May 29 2013, 9:33AM
Virginians with nonviolent felons no longer have to wait two years and apply for rights restoration, but violent felons still have to wait.
by Brentin Mock on May 28 2013, 3:17PM
Attorney General’s task force says neither the governor nor the general assembly can create laws to restore voting rights to former incarcerated.