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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.

When Good Union Jobs Were White

When Good Union Jobs Were White

by Carla Murphy on October 20 2014, 2:01PM

Labor is trying to reconcile with its racist past, but is it enough?

Topics: Economy

Rikers Island Jail Spends About $100K Per Inmate Annually

Rikers Island Jail Spends About $100K Per Inmate Annually

by Carla Murphy on October 17 2014, 5:51PM

Costs rose as inmate population declined 18 percent.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Director of 'The Whiteness Project' Wants 'Honest Conversation' About Race

Director of ‘The Whiteness Project’ Wants ‘Honest Conversation’ About Race

by Carla Murphy on October 17 2014, 10:10AM

White filmmaker Whitney Dow talks about why he focused on white people in his latest project about race.

Topics: Society

How Residential Segregation Still Divides St. Louis

How Residential Segregation Still Divides St. Louis

by Carla Murphy on October 16 2014, 1:00PM

Private prejudices and public policy made Ferguson, Richard Rothstein says.

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW

Watch: Stop-and-Frisk and Police-Community Relations in the U.S.

Watch: Stop-and-Frisk and Police-Community Relations in the U.S.

by Carla Murphy on October 15 2014, 11:04AM

Livestream begins today at 12 p.m. EST.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Watch: Town Hall on Race, Policing and Civil Rights in the U.S.

Watch: Town Hall on Race, Policing and Civil Rights in the U.S.

by Carla Murphy on October 14 2014, 5:06PM

Livestream begins 7p.m. EST; Tweet questions to panelists at #BHeard

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW

Actress Khandi Alexander Discovers Racial Violence Victim in Her Family Tree

Actress Khandi Alexander Discovers Racial Violence Victim in Her Family Tree

by Carla Murphy on October 14 2014, 1:01PM

Grandfather Joshua Masters, 25, may’ve been killed in 1935 in Jacksonville.

Topics: History, /NOW

What is 'The Whiteness Project?'

What is ‘The Whiteness Project?’

by Carla Murphy on October 13 2014, 10:47AM

New PBS series aims to bring more whites into the racial discussion.

Topics: /NOW, Society

Weekend Reads: Ferguson, Young Black Men And Resistance

Weekend Reads: Ferguson, Young Black Men And Resistance

by Carla Murphy on October 10 2014, 4:15PM

#BlackLivesMatter

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW

'Kill The Messenger' Movie Revisits the CIA and How Crack-Cocaine Exploded in the US

‘Kill The Messenger’ Movie Revisits the CIA and How Crack-Cocaine Exploded in the US

by Carla Murphy on October 10 2014, 12:27PM

Was it urban legend? Or was it real?

Topics: History, /NOW

Is the Police Shooting of VonDerrit Myers Another Mike Brown?

Is the Police Shooting of VonDerrit Myers Another Mike Brown?

by Carla Murphy on October 9 2014, 5:10PM

Community leaders on the ground in St. Louis respond.

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW

How A Jim Crow Era Holdover Hurts Domestic Workers Today

How A Jim Crow Era Holdover Hurts Domestic Workers Today

by Carla Murphy on October 9 2014, 4:52PM

Domestic workers still may not be paid for time worked—and have no recourse to fight theft

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Boston Has a Stop-And-Frisk Problem, New ACLU Report Says

Boston Has a Stop-And-Frisk Problem, New ACLU Report Says

by Carla Murphy on October 8 2014, 5:43PM

Could reform be on the horizon?

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

New Video Captures NYPD Beating Unarmed 16-Year-Old

New Video Captures NYPD Beating Unarmed 16-Year-Old

by Carla Murphy on October 8 2014, 1:10PM

A grand jury could meet next week to assess criminal charges for two officer.s

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Walmart Cutting Health Care For Part-Timers

Walmart Cutting Health Care For Part-Timers

by Carla Murphy on October 8 2014, 12:08PM

The nation’s largest private employer will also increase premiums for covered workers.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

$75 Million Suit Being Filed by Eric Garner's Family

$75 Million Suit Being Filed by Eric Garner’s Family

by Carla Murphy on October 7 2014, 5:02PM

Medical examiner ruled Garner’s death a homicide

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Columnist Asks, 'Why Is White Poverty Invisible?'

Columnist Asks, ‘Why Is White Poverty Invisible?’

by Carla Murphy on October 7 2014, 11:30AM

Leonard Pitts, Jr. says, “Our deeply racialized view of poverty bears no resemblance to reality.”

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Here's More On That St. Louis Symphony Flash Mob

Here’s More On That St. Louis Symphony Flash Mob

by Carla Murphy on October 6 2014, 6:02PM

Listen to the Rebel Diaz track that inspired “Requiem for Mike Brown.”

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW

Michel Martin on Who Americans Are, Really

Michel Martin on Who Americans Are, Really

by Carla Murphy on October 6 2014, 3:44PM

Martin continues to elevate unheard voices, which she perfected on NPR’s “Tell Me More”

Topics: Media, /NOW

No Second Chance For Ferguson's PR Rep, Also An Ex-Con

No Second Chance For Ferguson’s PR Rep, Also An Ex-Con

by Carla Murphy on October 3 2014, 12:47PM

Second chances don’t come easy for men like Devin James

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW

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