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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.

[VIDEO] Ferguson Makes Black Friday Protests Different This Year

[VIDEO] Ferguson Makes Black Friday Protests Different This Year

by Carla Murphy on November 26 2014, 3:36PM

This year, Black Friday’s not just about shopping (or not); it’s about standing up against police brutality, too

Topics: Economy, /NOW

In Cleveland, Tamir Rice's Family Asks Police to Release Video

In Cleveland, Tamir Rice’s Family Asks Police to Release Video

by Carla Murphy on November 26 2014, 10:38AM

Announcement expected from police on video and audio evidence today 1 p.m. EST.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Here's A Preview of Darren Wilson's First TV Interview, Airing Tonight

Here’s A Preview of Darren Wilson’s First TV Interview, Airing Tonight

by Carla Murphy on November 25 2014, 4:13PM

Wilson reportedly says he would not do anything different that day.

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW

How Lesley McSpadden Learned About the Grand Jury's Decision

How Lesley McSpadden Learned About the Grand Jury’s Decision

by Carla Murphy on November 25 2014, 10:51AM

“What do you mean no indictment?!” McSpadden is reported to have said.

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW

Grand Jury Does Not Indict Darren Wilson

Grand Jury Does Not Indict Darren Wilson

by Carla Murphy on November 24 2014, 8:55PM

The decision not to indict was widely expected

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW

Utah Police Kill More People than Gang Members

Utah Police Kill More People than Gang Members

by Carla Murphy on November 24 2014, 4:24PM

More attention is being paid, nationally, to police use of force

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Marissa Alexander Pleads Guilty

Marissa Alexander Pleads Guilty

by Carla Murphy on November 24 2014, 2:41PM

Deal ends four-year case that, along with Trayvon Martin’s murder, thrust Florida’s Stand Your Ground law into national spotlight.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

ICYMI: Giuliani and Dyson Debate 'Black on Black Crime'

ICYMI: Giuliani and Dyson Debate ‘Black on Black Crime’

by Carla Murphy on November 24 2014, 11:38AM

Interview threatens to get out of control as Giuliani uses “black-on-black crime” to explain high white police presence.

Topics: Media, /NOW

Could Pres. Obama's Action on Immigration Help the Fight for $15?

Could Pres. Obama’s Action on Immigration Help the Fight for $15?

by Carla Murphy on November 20 2014, 2:22PM

Increasing the minimum wage may require immigration reform

Topics: Economy, /NOW, Obama Immigration Order

Gov. Jay Nixon Orders State of Emergency in Missouri

Gov. Jay Nixon Orders State of Emergency in Missouri

by Carla Murphy on November 17 2014, 5:18PM

Order fuels speculation that the grand jury will not indict Officer Darren Wilson

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW

After Corrections Commissioner's Indictment, Mississippi Private Prisons Under New Scrutiny

After Corrections Commissioner’s Indictment, Mississippi Private Prisons Under New Scrutiny

by Carla Murphy on November 17 2014, 1:01PM

The state has the second highest incarceration rate in the United States

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: College Athletes, Unite

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: College Athletes, Unite

by Carla Murphy on November 12 2014, 11:30AM

Calls college athletes’ effort to unionize “a necessary step”

Topics: Labor, /NOW

[VIDEO] President Obama Steps Up on Net Neutrality

[VIDEO] President Obama Steps Up on Net Neutrality

by Carla Murphy on November 10 2014, 3:39PM

Abandoning net neutrality would end the Internet as we know it, the president says.

Topics: Media, /NOW

Forget Congress. Who's Running Your Statehouse? Play

Forget Congress. Who’s Running Your Statehouse?

by Carla Murphy on November 6 2014, 12:30PM

Statehouses passed more than 24,000 laws this year compared to Congress’ 185 since January 2013.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Alabama Bans Sharia Law and Other 2014 Ballot Measures

Alabama Bans Sharia Law and Other 2014 Ballot Measures

by Carla Murphy on November 5 2014, 4:41PM

Minimum-wage hikes, legal weed and sentencing reform were among the measures in play.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Special Report: Where Asian-American and Latino Issues Meet

Special Report: Where Asian-American and Latino Issues Meet

by Carla Murphy on November 4 2014, 12:22PM

Don’t assume they don’t, a new Latino USA-Hyphen report says

Topics: /NOW, Society

Facing Race Spotlight: Tech Activist Van Jones

Facing Race Spotlight: Tech Activist Van Jones

by Carla Murphy on November 4 2014, 7:00AM

Through two new initiatives the longtime activist is working to train 100,000 low-income youth in computer programming and to reduce the prison population by half in the next 10 years.

Topics: Facing Race 2014, Society

How Do You Solve A Problem Like Mass Incarceration?

How Do You Solve A Problem Like Mass Incarceration?

by Carla Murphy on November 3 2014, 11:48AM

California voters may lead the way on Nov 4.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: I Used to Push Back on Being Identified as Black

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: I Used to Push Back on Being Identified as Black

by Carla Murphy on November 3 2014, 10:37AM

It’s very easy when you’re an immigrant to internalize mainstream ideas, Adichie says.

Topics: /NOW, Society

How Writer Ta-Nehisi Coates Defines Today's 'Race Beat'

How Writer Ta-Nehisi Coates Defines Today’s ‘Race Beat’

by Carla Murphy on October 31 2014, 1:14PM

He doesn’t ignore periodic eruptions of racial violence but focuses on the less visible systemic roots of these incidents.

Topics: Media, /NOW

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