Sandhya Somashekhar

ReporterWashington, D.C.


The tradition took on greater urgency amid the growing debate over police tactics in minority communities.

  • Jan 19, 2015

An interfaith event was disrupted by demonstrators angry over recent police violence against unarmed black men.

  • Jan 19, 2015

Protesters in St. Louis prepare to march on M.L. King Jr. Day

  • Jan 19, 2015

The protesters actually have an array of issues on the table; critics say that dilutes their message.

  • Jan 6, 2015

The media icon and “Selma” producer comes under fire for suggesting the civil rights marches of the 1960s were more purposeful than the protests sweeping the nation today.

  • Jan 2, 2015

Some critics blame the civil rights leader for using rhetoric that they say fostered an anti-police environment.

  • Dec 23, 2014

A Richmond appeals court panel on Monday rejected a North Carolina law requiring that women seeking abortions first undergo ultrasounds, with the fetal image displayed and described to them by a doctor.

  • Dec 22, 2014

The Obama administration concludes that the law barring bias on the basis of sex also applies to gender identity.

  • Dec 18, 2014

Conservatives say gains made by gays are infringing on rights of those who oppose same-sex marriage.

  • Dec 17, 2014

However, some younger protesters, disenchanted with old guard activists, are participating in separate event.

  • Dec 12, 2014
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