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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.

We Need Real Talk About Black Girls and Women

We Need Real Talk About Black Girls and Women

by Carla Murphy on March 30 2015, 7:00AM

Follow #HerDreamDeferred to share your story, voice your opinion.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Society

FBI to Track Hate Crimes Against Sikh, Hindu and Arab-Americans

FBI to Track Hate Crimes Against Sikh, Hindu and Arab-Americans

by Carla Murphy on March 27 2015, 12:27PM

Activists say better reporting will also help with prevention.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

North Carolina Bill Criminalizes Drug-Addicted New Moms

North Carolina Bill Criminalizes Drug-Addicted New Moms

by Carla Murphy on March 25 2015, 12:19PM

The discredited War on Drugs continues

Topics: Criminal Justice, Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Growing Calls for Police Reform in Philadelphia and Chicago

Growing Calls for Police Reform in Philadelphia and Chicago

by Carla Murphy on March 24 2015, 4:34PM

Two new reports released this week back them up.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Milwaukee Panel Upholds Firing of Officer in Dontre Hamilton Shooting

Milwaukee Panel Upholds Firing of Officer in Dontre Hamilton Shooting

by Carla Murphy on March 24 2015, 11:36AM

Is it enough?

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Jay Smooth's Taking Some 'Racial Me Time'

Jay Smooth’s Taking Some ‘Racial Me Time’

by Carla Murphy on March 23 2015, 4:04PM

We all need that every now and then

Topics: /NOW, Society

Latinos in the Big Apple: Racism Is a Norm in Families and Community

Latinos in the Big Apple: Racism Is a Norm in Families and Community

by Carla Murphy on March 20 2015, 3:59PM

Check out this conversation.

Topics: /NOW, Society

Google Backs Opps for Latino and Black Entrepreneurs in 3 Cities

Google Backs Opps for Latino and Black Entrepreneurs in 3 Cities

by Carla Murphy on March 19 2015, 1:17PM

Tech entrepreneurs in Chicago, Austin and Durham, N.C., will catch a huge break

Topics: Labor, /NOW

Can Re-Designing Parks Help Desegregate Philadelphia?

Can Re-Designing Parks Help Desegregate Philadelphia?

by Carla Murphy on March 19 2015, 10:30AM

A new five-park project aims to find out.

Topics: /NOW

Can Doctors Put a Dent in Gun Violence?

Can Doctors Put a Dent in Gun Violence?

by Carla Murphy on March 19 2015, 7:00AM

A massive collective of doctors from different specialties are pushing to make gun violence a U.S. public-health issue, like smoking and car accidents. Here’s why

Topics: Health

[Video] More Parents Share Their 'Talk' With Their Black Sons

[Video] More Parents Share Their ‘Talk’ With Their Black Sons

by Carla Murphy on March 17 2015, 4:25PM

The coming-of-age conversation continues.

Topics: /NOW, Society

New PBS Doc Looks at

New PBS Doc Looks at “School Choice” in Rural South Carolina

by Carla Murphy on March 17 2015, 1:26PM

Are rural schools getting shortchanged by a focus on urban education?

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

San Francisco Police Officers Investigated for Sending Racist Texts

San Francisco Police Officers Investigated for Sending Racist Texts

by Carla Murphy on March 16 2015, 11:07AM

Text messages include “White power,” and the N-word.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Guess Who's Editing the Wiki Pages of Police Brutality Victims. The NYPD

Guess Who’s Editing the Wiki Pages of Police Brutality Victims. The NYPD

by Carla Murphy on March 13 2015, 11:55AM

Computer IP addresses trace back to police headquarters.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Common to White Americans: 'I Love You, Let's Move Past This'

Common to White Americans: ‘I Love You, Let’s Move Past This’

by Carla Murphy on March 12 2015, 11:58AM

Rapper-turned-actor stars in the civil rights movement on screen and in real life.

Topics: /NOW, Society

'Bloody Sunday' Made History, But Did It Change Selma?

‘Bloody Sunday’ Made History, But Did It Change Selma?

by Carla Murphy on March 11 2015, 2:12PM

A look at the Selma not shown on national TV.

Topics: History, /NOW

Don't Know Jamaican Author Marlon James? Shame.

Don’t Know Jamaican Author Marlon James? Shame.

by Carla Murphy on March 10 2015, 2:49PM

The novelist talks about what it was like to grow up as a gay man in Jamaica.

Topics: /NOW, Society

[Video] John Oliver: The Other People of Color Barred From Voting

[Video] John Oliver: The Other People of Color Barred From Voting

by Carla Murphy on March 10 2015, 10:15AM

The racist roots of why people of color living in U.S. territories still can’t vote.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Kansas City Has Warp-Speed Internet, and 20th Century Digital Divide

Kansas City Has Warp-Speed Internet, and 20th Century Digital Divide

by Carla Murphy on March 9 2015, 1:21PM

Seventy percent of Kansas City public-school students do not have Internet access at home.

Topics: Media, /NOW

Fine-Friendly Ferguson Judge Owes $170K in Back Taxes

Fine-Friendly Ferguson Judge Owes $170K in Back Taxes

by Carla Murphy on March 6 2015, 4:23PM

How ‘bout that.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

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