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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.

Senate Committee Clears Path for Loretta Lynch

Senate Committee Clears Path for Loretta Lynch

by Carla Murphy on February 27 2015, 10:43AM

Lynch is expected to become the first African-American female attorney general of the United States.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Prison Rape: One Black 20-Year-Old Shares His Devastating Story

Prison Rape: One Black 20-Year-Old Shares His Devastating Story

by Carla Murphy on February 26 2015, 12:01PM

A look at what happens to very young men serving time in adult prisons.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

The Latest In The Fight For Our Internet

The Latest In The Fight For Our Internet

by Carla Murphy on February 26 2015, 8:02AM

The vote scheduled for Thursday is the latest battle in a decade-long war for an open and equal Internet.

Topics: Media, /NOW

Dori Maynard, Advocate for Media Diversity, Dies at 56

Dori Maynard, Advocate for Media Diversity, Dies at 56

by Carla Murphy on February 25 2015, 11:53AM

Maynard fought for diversity, representation, fairness and excellence in news media.

Topics: Media, /NOW

Does PBS Still Care About Indie Films by and About People of Color?

Does PBS Still Care About Indie Films by and About People of Color?

by Carla Murphy on February 25 2015, 10:13AM

The PBS shows “POV” and “Independent Lens” are major outlets documentary filmmakers of color. Now they worry that scheduling changes at its biggest station will push their work to the sidelines.

Topics: Arts & Culture

The Long Reach of Police Torture: From Chicago to Guantánamo

The Long Reach of Police Torture: From Chicago to Guantánamo

by Carla Murphy on February 19 2015, 1:32PM

One detective’s extensive torture beat

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

In New Chapter in War on Terror, Muslim-Americans Still Caught In the Middle

In New Chapter in War on Terror, Muslim-Americans Still Caught In the Middle

by Carla Murphy on February 18 2015, 1:44PM

Religious, ethnic and civil liberties groups in the U.S. are closely watching this week’s White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism

Topics: /NOW

Milwaukee Cops Let A Reporter In; Here's What They Say

Milwaukee Cops Let A Reporter In; Here’s What They Say

by Carla Murphy on February 16 2015, 12:41PM

Some members of law enforcement are beginning to address race relations publicly; is it enough?

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Spread Love, It's the Newark Way

Spread Love, It’s the Newark Way

by Carla Murphy on February 13 2015, 3:05PM

This Valentine’s Day, Newark is planning a Land Sale for couples only

Topics: Economy, /NOW

8 Questions for Constance Malcolm, Grieving Mother Turned Activist

8 Questions for Constance Malcolm, Grieving Mother Turned Activist

by Carla Murphy on February 13 2015, 9:00AM

Bronx police entered the home of 18-year-old, unarmed Ramarley Graham and shot him to death. Three years later his mother, Constance Malcolm, settled with the city for $3.9 million. Here’s why she’s still fighting for police accountability.

Topics: Criminal Justice

New York City Cop Indicted in Akai Gurley Stairwell Shooting

New York City Cop Indicted in Akai Gurley Stairwell Shooting

by Carla Murphy on February 11 2015, 10:45AM

Reportedly facing up to 15 years in prison

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Three Muslim Family Members Murdered in Chapel Hill; Suspect Surrenders [VIDEO]

Three Muslim Family Members Murdered in Chapel Hill; Suspect Surrenders [VIDEO]

by Carla Murphy on February 11 2015, 10:03AM

A young husband, wife and her sister are the murder victims

Topics: /NOW, Society

Cops Expose Their Racism on Facebook [VIDEO]

Cops Expose Their Racism on Facebook [VIDEO]

by Carla Murphy on February 6 2015, 4:32PM

Biased comments online are forcing one Seattle officer to face reprimand for arresting 69-year-old William Wingate.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

FCC Commissioner Says No to Pay-For-Play Internet

FCC Commissioner Says No to Pay-For-Play Internet

by Carla Murphy on February 5 2015, 12:55PM

Will the rest of the commission agree?

Topics: Media, /NOW

Can 'Black Wikipedia' Take Off Like 'Black Twitter'?

Can ‘Black Wikipedia’ Take Off Like ‘Black Twitter’?

by Carla Murphy on February 4 2015, 3:52PM

Gatekeepers of black culture and history would like it to.

Topics: History

Ramarley Graham's Family Settles for $3.9M With New York City; Pledge to Pursue Justice

Ramarley Graham’s Family Settles for $3.9M With New York City; Pledge to Pursue Justice

by Carla Murphy on February 3 2015, 10:25AM

Unarmed teen’s shooting helped galvanize New York City around stop-and-frisk reform in 2012.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Weekend Reads: From Native Youth to The Fire on the 57 Bus in Oakland

Weekend Reads: From Native Youth to The Fire on the 57 Bus in Oakland

by Carla Murphy on January 30 2015, 2:49PM

A curated list

Topics: /NOW

One Tweet Explains the Racial Wealth Gap

One Tweet Explains the Racial Wealth Gap

by Carla Murphy on January 29 2015, 2:21PM

Pass it on.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Marissa Alexander Released; Now on House Arrest

Marissa Alexander Released; Now on House Arrest

by Carla Murphy on January 28 2015, 11:19AM

After serving three years, Alexander will be monitored by ankle bracelet for an additional two.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Following Ferguson: Did Your News Media Do A Good Job?

Following Ferguson: Did Your News Media Do A Good Job?

by Carla Murphy on January 27 2015, 12:39PM

Washington,D.C., panel looks at how media covers race post-Ferguson and Staten Island.

Topics: Media, /NOW

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