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 May 6 2013, 1:12PM
Ten scholars from major universities have risen to the defense of black farmers who were accused in a New York Times article of exploiting and defrauding a settlement made to remedy decades of discrimination in financial lending. In a letter…
by Brentin Mock on May 3 2013, 3:38PM
Close to 60 students at the historically black Elizabeth City State University were targeted by a county Republican Party chair who challenged their voter status for questionable reasons
by Brentin Mock on April 30 2013, 1:35PM
Seventeen arrests were made at a North Carolina protest.
by Brentin Mock on April 29 2013, 11:11AM
African Americans turned out to vote at a higher rate than white voters last November
by Brentin Mock on April 26 2013, 4:00PM
North Carolina’s Republican-dominated legislature passed the Voter Information Verification Act through its House chamber Wednesday. If the bill passes the Senate, it would only need the governor’s signature to make it mandatory for voters to show photo identification in order…
by Brentin Mock on April 23 2013, 6:00AM
With the defeat of Big Green on climate-change, community-based, grassroots groups led by people of color are creating a blueprint for actual change. The EJ response to Superstorm Sandy is Exhibit A.
by Brentin Mock on April 19 2013, 3:20PM
Two African-American men from Atlanta plead guilty today to attacking a man outside of a store because he is gay.
by Brentin Mock on April 4 2013, 4:02PM
The state’s Republicans also want to sack early voting and institute felony disenfranchisement.
by Brentin Mock on April 4 2013, 3:33PM
Arkansas is one of two states that have passed restrictive voter bills this year.
by Brentin Mock on April 2 2013, 6:30AM
In Obama’s first term, big environmental groups poured resources into congressional lobbying and corporate connections rather than environmental justice. With climate change back on the legislative table, will history repeat itself?
by Brentin Mock on March 28 2013, 3:46PM
Once again, with gay rights in the news, a black commentator tries to talk a fake debate into existence.
by Brentin Mock on March 26 2013, 2:31PM
The law will have to be approved by the Department of Justice or U.S. District Court.
Support for the Keystone XL oil pipeline is growing among Congressional Republicans, Democrats and organized labor. But what will the controversial project actually do for the areas that it would cross?
by Brentin Mock on March 19 2013, 10:11AM
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia believes Arizona is entitled to make voting more hectic for certain races.
by Brentin Mock on March 14 2013, 1:54PM
The investigation will focus on allegations that CPD officers use excessive force.
by Brentin Mock on March 14 2013, 10:21AM
As head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Lisa Jackson was explicit about protecting people of color and low income communities from excess pollution and waste. This made her unpopular in some corners. Will her EJ legacy survive her exit?
by Brentin Mock on March 12 2013, 3:03PM
Let’s get ready to rumble. Again.
by Brentin Mock on March 12 2013, 12:29PM
For progressives, that is.
by Brentin Mock on February 28 2013, 11:30AM
Yesterday’s Supreme Court hearing about Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act revealed a lot about how some of us deal with race in America. Here, five major takeaways straight from the courthouse.