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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.

Cleveland Police Union President Says Tamir Rice Killing Justified

Cleveland Police Union President Says Tamir Rice Killing Justified

by Carla Murphy on December 16 2014, 10:54AM

Says Rice was an imminent lethal threat to officers

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

[Video] NFL Football Player Slammed By Cleveland Police Union, Responds

[Video] NFL Football Player Slammed By Cleveland Police Union, Responds

by Carla Murphy on December 15 2014, 5:45PM

“The thought of what happened to Tamir Rice happening to my little Austin scares the living hell outta me,” Hawkins says

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

FBI Will Investigate Lennon Lacy's Hanging Death in North Carolina

FBI Will Investigate Lennon Lacy’s Hanging Death in North Carolina

by Carla Murphy on December 15 2014, 11:11AM

Family speculates their son may have been lynched.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

North Carolina Family Wants Feds to Investigate Black Teen's Hanging Death

North Carolina Family Wants Feds to Investigate Black Teen’s Hanging Death

by Carla Murphy on December 12 2014, 12:58PM

Local Bladenboro officials ruled the hanging of 17-year-old Lennon Lacy a suicide. His family and the local NAACP are asking if he was lynched.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Former Supermodel Beverly Johnson Accuses Bill Cosby of Drugging Her

Former Supermodel Beverly Johnson Accuses Bill Cosby of Drugging Her

by Carla Murphy on December 11 2014, 1:50PM

Johnson credits “faces of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner” and more, with helping her to tell her story.

Topics: /NOW, Society

[Video] How Police Are Using Social Media to Lock Up Harlem Teens

[Video] How Police Are Using Social Media to Lock Up Harlem Teens

by Carla Murphy on December 11 2014, 12:23PM

New investigation sheds light on how digital surveillance affects teens in similar neighborhoods

Topics: Media, /NOW

Do Body Cameras Actually Reduce Police Brutality Complaints?

Do Body Cameras Actually Reduce Police Brutality Complaints?

by Carla Murphy on December 10 2014, 3:45PM

Not if officers control the on/off switch, Fusion reports.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

The White Conversation on Race

The White Conversation on Race

by Carla Murphy on December 9 2014, 2:58PM

Dumping Facebook friends isn’t enough. So Colorlines asked leaders working to create dialogue among white people about deeper solutions.

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[Video] ICYMI: President Obama's BET Interview on Race, Policing and National Protests

[Video] ICYMI: President Obama’s BET Interview on Race, Policing and National Protests

by Carla Murphy on December 9 2014, 12:56PM

“I’ll leave it to people to speculate on what I’m saying to myself or Michelle when we’re alone at night,” President Obama tells BET’s Jeff Johnson.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

[VIDEO] James Baldwin:

[VIDEO] James Baldwin: “I Can’t Afford Despair”

by Carla Murphy on December 5 2014, 5:10PM

A message for weary times

Topics: /NOW, Society

New York City Mayor Says, #BlackLivesMatter

New York City Mayor Says, #BlackLivesMatter

by Carla Murphy on December 5 2014, 2:30PM

Meanwhile, tensions flare between the mayor and the police union

Topics: /NOW, Society

New York Judge Releases Officer Pantaleo's Grand Jury Info--Kinda

New York Judge Releases Officer Pantaleo’s Grand Jury Info—Kinda

by Carla Murphy on December 4 2014, 3:49PM

Should protesters look for justice through the courts?

Topics: Criminal Justice

Cleveland Shooter of Tamir Rice Ruled Unfit for Duty

Cleveland Shooter of Tamir Rice Ruled Unfit for Duty

by Carla Murphy on December 4 2014, 11:45AM

Personnel file contains damning performance review of Officer Timothy Loehmann.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

#CrimingWhileWhite Trends After No Indictment in Eric Garner Case

#CrimingWhileWhite Trends After No Indictment in Eric Garner Case

by Carla Murphy on December 4 2014, 11:02AM

Twitter ‘confessional’ being called a great eye opener

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Black St. Louis Cops Issue Statement, Stand by Rams

Black St. Louis Cops Issue Statement, Stand by Rams

by Carla Murphy on December 3 2014, 2:32PM

Move by black cops directly counters that of the St. Louis Police Officers Association.

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW

Chicago Approves New Minimum Wage: $13-an-Hour

Chicago Approves New Minimum Wage: $13-an-Hour

by Carla Murphy on December 3 2014, 10:43AM

Business owners are mobilizing nationally to counter the growing movement.

Topics: Labor, /NOW

Are Police Unions Choosing Labor Rights Over Public Safety?

Are Police Unions Choosing Labor Rights Over Public Safety?

by Carla Murphy on December 2 2014, 4:01PM

Some police unions protect the jobs and pensions of even police officers who have been disciplined

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Former NFL Player-Turned-Actor Terry Crews on What Makes a Man in 2014

Former NFL Player-Turned-Actor Terry Crews on What Makes a Man in 2014

by Carla Murphy on December 2 2014, 2:40PM

“Feminism scares men,” Crews says

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Bill Cosby Resigns From Temple University Board

Bill Cosby Resigns From Temple University Board

by Carla Murphy on December 1 2014, 5:26PM

Cosby, among Temple’s most famous alums, has been a board member since the 1980s.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Chris Rock Talks Race Relations, Comedy And More

Chris Rock Talks Race Relations, Comedy And More

by Carla Murphy on December 1 2014, 12:01PM

“To say Obama is progress is saying that he’s the first black person that is qualified to be president. That’s not black progress. That’s white progress,” Chris Rock says.

Topics: Media, /NOW

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