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Carla Murphy

Carla Murphy
Carla Murphy is a reporter, editor and television producer who covers criminal justice, women's issues, income inequality, upward mobility, diasporas and international development. She has produced for BrianLehrer.Tv, reported from Haiti and written for Columbia Journalism Review, the Christian Science Monitor, the American Prospect, Glamour, O, The Oprah Magazine and the Daily Beast among others. A graduate of the London School of Economics and the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, she was born and raised in Barbados, W.I. and New York City. She tweets at @carlamurphy.

Renisha McBride Murder Trial Begins Today

Renisha McBride Murder Trial Begins Today

by Carla Murphy on July 21 2014, 10:29AM

McBride’s murder has drawn attention for similarities to Trayvon Martin’s

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

The Latest On Youth Unemployment and Jobs

The Latest On Youth Unemployment and Jobs

by Carla Murphy on July 21 2014, 10:22AM

One in four blacks and one in six Latinos under the age of 25 can’t find a job

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Arab-Americans Tell Census, 'We're Not White'

Arab-Americans Tell Census, ‘We’re Not White’

by Carla Murphy on July 3 2014, 10:08AM

Some Arab-Americans and Hispanics challenge the nation’s decennial count

Topics: /NOW, Society

Why Today's SCOTUS Decision In Harris v. Quinn Matters

Why Today’s SCOTUS Decision In Harris v. Quinn Matters

by Carla Murphy on June 30 2014, 10:36AM

Public sector jobs have been crucial for the upward mobility of African-Americans and women

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Walmart vs. NYT Columnist Timothy Egan

Walmart vs. NYT Columnist Timothy Egan

by Carla Murphy on June 26 2014, 11:15AM

You decide the winner: Egan or Walmart?

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Well, Just How Bad Are Alabama's Prisons?

Well, Just How Bad Are Alabama’s Prisons?

by Carla Murphy on June 26 2014, 10:20AM

A five-month investigation goes in depth

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Michigan Charter Schools: Findings From Year-Long Investigation

Michigan Charter Schools: Findings From Year-Long Investigation

by Carla Murphy on June 25 2014, 1:44PM

The results aren’t that great for Michigan charters

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Forever Cherish Intimate Moments with Maya Angelou, Ruby Dee And More

Forever Cherish Intimate Moments with Maya Angelou, Ruby Dee And More

by Carla Murphy on June 24 2014, 3:39PM

New collection joins slave narratives gathered by the WPA during the 1930s

Topics: History, /NOW

Gap Stores Raise Minimum Wage

Gap Stores Raise Minimum Wage

by Carla Murphy on June 24 2014, 11:53AM

Gap employees will also get a second raise next year

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Paycheck to Paycheck

Paycheck to Paycheck

by Carla Murphy on June 24 2014, 7:00AM

A new documentary shows how expensive it is to be poor.

Topics: Economy

Central Park Five Settle With New York City For $40 Million

Central Park Five Settle With New York City For $40 Million

by Carla Murphy on June 20 2014, 10:02AM

The Five were wrongly convicted as teens for the brutal rape and assault of the Central Park Jogger

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Man Rescues Baby Girl; Still Can't Lose 'Ex-Con' Status

Man Rescues Baby Girl; Still Can’t Lose ‘Ex-Con’ Status

by Carla Murphy on June 19 2014, 11:38AM

Media coverage shows high price of a second chance for men and women who’ve done time

Topics: /NOW, Society

New York Man Cleared After 25 Years In Prison Plans $162M Suit

New York Man Cleared After 25 Years In Prison Plans $162M Suit

by Carla Murphy on June 18 2014, 12:34PM

While murder happened he was at Disney World on a family trip

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Is $10.10 An Acceptable Minimum Wage?

Is $10.10 An Acceptable Minimum Wage?

by Carla Murphy on June 18 2014, 12:20PM

New report targeting president’s recent executive order aims higher

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Video: John Oliver Takes On That Washington NFL Team Name

Video: John Oliver Takes On That Washington NFL Team Name

by Carla Murphy on June 17 2014, 2:25PM

Looks like the “Proud to Be” commercial is having major impact

Topics: /NOW, Society

Video: Muslim Woman Asks Question, Provokes Outburst At Heritage Foundation Panel

Video: Muslim Woman Asks Question, Provokes Outburst At Heritage Foundation Panel

by Carla Murphy on June 17 2014, 1:53PM

What did she want to know?

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Dallas Hospital Gives Workers Raise--Using Exec Bonuses

Dallas Hospital Gives Workers Raise—Using Exec Bonuses

by Carla Murphy on June 17 2014, 12:44PM

Whether the new $10.25 minimum wage will be a living wage for Dallas residents is unclear.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Remembering Freedom Summer 1964: Heather Booth

Remembering Freedom Summer 1964: Heather Booth

by Carla Murphy on June 16 2014, 11:17AM

On the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, the second in a series of as-told-tos by volunteers and students.

Topics: Freedom Summer, History

Bank Denying You A Basic Account? Here's One Reason Why

Bank Denying You A Basic Account? Here’s One Reason Why

by Carla Murphy on June 16 2014, 10:48AM

Banks sift massive consumer database and penalize youth and people who’re struggling financially

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Labor Secretary Responds to Federal Contract Workers Demands

Labor Secretary Responds to Federal Contract Workers Demands

by Carla Murphy on June 13 2014, 10:45AM

Some federal contract workers are pleased with new $10.10 wage; others call it a poverty wage

Topics: Economy, /NOW

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