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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.

How To Do Activism Now: Grace Lee Boggs and Rosa Clemente

How To Do Activism Now: Grace Lee Boggs and Rosa Clemente

by Carla Murphy on September 5 2014, 10:35AM

Two generations discuss everyday activism

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Back to School: New York City Teachers Welcome Kids with NYPD Shirts

Back to School: New York City Teachers Welcome Kids with NYPD Shirts

by Carla Murphy on September 5 2014, 10:30AM

Controversy highlights ongoing tensions around police-community relations in New York City

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

7 Fast Food Worker Strikes--And Arrests--Hit Cities Near You

7 Fast Food Worker Strikes—And Arrests—Hit Cities Near You

by Carla Murphy on September 4 2014, 3:09PM

Workers are now practicing civil disobedience.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Angela Davis: There Is No 'I' In Movement

Angela Davis: There Is No ‘I’ In Movement

by Carla Murphy on September 4 2014, 11:11AM

A daily reminder from an icon of the Black Power movement

Topics: /NOW, Society

New York Bank Accused of Not Lending to African-Americans

New York Bank Accused of Not Lending to African-Americans

by Carla Murphy on September 3 2014, 10:20AM

Systemic hurdles are still preventing many people of color from building wealth

Topics: Economy, /NOW

José Couldn't Get A Job--Not Until He Became Joe [VIDEO]

José Couldn’t Get A Job—Not Until He Became Joe [VIDEO]

by Carla Murphy on September 3 2014, 10:03AM

The name change made José Zamora appear to be a better candidate

Topics: Economy, /NOW

What's Different About Fast Food Worker Strikes This Thursday?

What’s Different About Fast Food Worker Strikes This Thursday?

by Carla Murphy on September 2 2014, 2:30PM

Workers plan civil disobedience and hope to add home care workers to their fight

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Donation Pages for Officer Darren Wilson Suddenly Closed This Weekend

Donation Pages for Officer Darren Wilson Suddenly Closed This Weekend

by Carla Murphy on September 2 2014, 11:03AM

No explanation has been given. More than $400,000 was raised.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson, /NOW

The High Price of Gun Violence

The High Price of Gun Violence

by Carla Murphy on August 29 2014, 3:48PM

Tax payers pay; a relatively few number of communities suffer

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Weekend Read: Ta-Nehisi Coates on Education and Segregation

Weekend Read: Ta-Nehisi Coates on Education and Segregation

by Carla Murphy on August 29 2014, 2:18PM

There was no difference in work ethic, Coates writes, but my classmates had something over me

Topics: /NOW, Society

#BeyondFerguson Town Hall Puts Mayor in Hot Seat

#BeyondFerguson Town Hall Puts Mayor in Hot Seat

by Carla Murphy on August 29 2014, 11:12AM

NPR’s Michel Martin moderated a multi-racial forum held last night at a Ferguson church

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW, Society

Ferguson Update: Audio of Michael Brown Shooting Authenticated

Ferguson Update: Audio of Michael Brown Shooting Authenticated

by Carla Murphy on August 28 2014, 4:13PM

The audio, in which a pause between shots can be heard, could be a critical piece of evidence

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson, /NOW

New Report Tracks Discrimination Against California's Muslims

New Report Tracks Discrimination Against California’s Muslims

by Carla Murphy on August 28 2014, 2:08PM

And those perceived to “look Muslim” too

Topics: /NOW, Society

Ta-Nehisi Coates' New Book Club To Tackle Mass Incarceration

Ta-Nehisi Coates’ New Book Club To Tackle Mass Incarceration

by Carla Murphy on August 28 2014, 1:10PM

Michelle Alexander’s “The New Jim Crow” is up first.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Black Ex-Police Chief May Become Missouri's Top Cop

Black Ex-Police Chief May Become Missouri’s Top Cop

by Carla Murphy on August 28 2014, 10:57AM

If confirmed, Darren Isom would be the only African-American in Gov. Jay Nixon’s cabinet

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson, /NOW

Former Giuliani Speechwriter Says We Don't Need Another Dialogue on Race

Former Giuliani Speechwriter Says We Don’t Need Another Dialogue on Race

by Carla Murphy on August 27 2014, 4:36PM

Writer Damon Linker wants more whites to cross the color line

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW, Society

Comic Relief: Jon Stewart Takes Down Fox News' Take on Ferguson

Comic Relief: Jon Stewart Takes Down Fox News’ Take on Ferguson

by Carla Murphy on August 27 2014, 2:07PM

Jon Stewart takes down popular Fox News talking points around Ferguson

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW, Society

Learning From Ferguson: The Real Cost of Criminal Debt

Learning From Ferguson: The Real Cost of Criminal Debt

by Carla Murphy on August 27 2014, 12:49PM

How the poor in Ferguson and elsewhere are being used by courts and their cities

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson, /NOW

[VIDEO] Following Ferguson: Tuesday Round-Up

[VIDEO] Following Ferguson: Tuesday Round-Up

by Carla Murphy on August 19 2014, 5:09PM

Provocative commentary sparked by Ferguson

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW, Society

What The World Sees In Ferguson; U.N. Secretary General Urges Restraint

What The World Sees In Ferguson; U.N. Secretary General Urges Restraint

by Carla Murphy on August 19 2014, 11:26AM

Timing of Ferguson protests coincides with international review in Geneva of U.S. progress on eliminating racism

Topics: Ferguson, Global Affairs, /NOW