Brentin Mock

Brentin Mock

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Brentin Mock is Grist's justice editor. Follow him on Twitter at @brentinmock.

Living

D’Angelo’s ‘Black Messiah': Battle hymns for today’s activists

After 14 years of silence, the musician has produced a spiritual soundtrack for the people marching for the climate, and for justice, everywhere.

Climate & Energy

How to set aside your anxieties and join the Black Lives Matter movement

You want to show your support, but you don’t know how to do it. Here are a few ideas from those who have made the leap.

Climate & Energy

Green groups have one less excuse for being so white

Environmental groups have long known that they're hurting in the diversity department. A new partnership has set out to fix that.

Living

Why environmentalists should support the Black Lives Matter protests

Still missing the connection between the fight for the planet and the movement that has grown out of the killing of Michael Brown and Eric Garner? Let us explain.

Cities

After Ferguson, we must ask: Who owns the streets?

The crime that sparked the deadly encounter between Ferguson Mo., police officer Darren Wilson and 18-year-old Michael Brown? Jaywalking.

Cities

Asking for peace and ignoring history in Ferguson

Asking Michael Brown's family, and the people of Ferguson, to remain calm after a grand jury failed to indict police officer Darren Wilson, was more than shameful. It was criminal.

Politics

We won’t stop future Fergusons and floodwaters by planting a tree

Congressional leaders recently planted a tree at the nation's capitol to honor Emmett Till, whose killing sparked the civil rights movement. That's nice, but not enough.

Politics

The public is wrong on climate, as it was on slavery, women’s rights

The latest polls show that Americans still just don't get it. But public opinion has always lagged on important issues.

Climate & Energy

Frackers are terrorizing school kids in California

No surprise: Young people of color are hit hardest.

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