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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.

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

Free After 3 Years: Chicago's Jon Burge Who Tortured 100 Black Men

Free After 3 Years: Chicago’s Jon Burge Who Tortured 100 Black Men

by Carla Murphy on October 2 2014, 12:58PM

Burge, 66, will be released to a halfway house in Tampa, Florida.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Following Ferguson: Grand Jury Being Investigated For Possible Misconduct

Following Ferguson: Grand Jury Being Investigated For Possible Misconduct

by Carla Murphy on October 2 2014, 10:15AM

Rumored leak captured on Twitter.

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW

Organized Labor Takes on Race and Michael Brown

Organized Labor Takes on Race and Michael Brown

by Carla Murphy on October 2 2014, 7:00AM

For workers of color, traditional labor issues such as benefits and wages are only part of what unions must grapple with.

Topics: Labor

In Jordan Davis Retrial, Florida Jury Says, 'Guilty'

In Jordan Davis Retrial, Florida Jury Says, ‘Guilty’

by Carla Murphy on October 1 2014, 5:05PM

Michael Dunn now faces possibility of life without parole.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

ICYMI: On CNN, Reza Aslan Teaches 10-Minute Seminar on Bigotry

ICYMI: On CNN, Reza Aslan Teaches 10-Minute Seminar on Bigotry

by Carla Murphy on October 1 2014, 3:19PM

Never good when the words “facile” and “stupid” are used

Topics: /NOW, Society

Daisy Hernández Writes About Race and The New York Times

Daisy Hernández Writes About Race and The New York Times

by Carla Murphy on September 29 2014, 3:21PM

Her new memoir is, “A Cup of Water Under My Bed”

Topics: Media, /NOW

'Hands Up, Don't Shoot' in Hong Kong Protests?

‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ in Hong Kong Protests?

by Carla Murphy on September 29 2014, 10:12AM

Some see Ferguson in Hong Kong. Are they right?

Topics: Ferguson, Media, /NOW

Out Today, Carmen Segarra's Secret Recordings of the Fed and Goldman Sachs

Out Today, Carmen Segarra’s Secret Recordings of the Fed and Goldman Sachs

by Carla Murphy on September 26 2014, 10:56AM

‘One woman, Carmen Segarra, has been brave enough to fight the system,’ says one financial journalist.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

[VIDEO] Ferguson Police Chief Apologizes to Michael Brown's Family

[VIDEO] Ferguson Police Chief Apologizes to Michael Brown’s Family

by Carla Murphy on September 25 2014, 12:17PM

Chief Thomas Jackson apologizes for the length of time that Michael Brown’s body lay in the street

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson, /NOW

$1.5M Settlement for Woman Punched on Video by California Highway Patrol

$1.5M Settlement for Woman Punched on Video by California Highway Patrol

by Carla Murphy on September 25 2014, 11:03AM

Officer Daniel Andrew will also resign

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

An American Muslim and Micro-Aggressions

An American Muslim and Micro-Aggressions

by Carla Murphy on September 25 2014, 7:00AM

Margari Hill, an educator and co-founder of MuslimARC, is having some hard conversations about racism within her faith.

Topics:

In Ferguson, an 11-Year-Old Boy Grabs the Mic

In Ferguson, an 11-Year-Old Boy Grabs the Mic

by Carla Murphy on September 22 2014, 10:10AM

Marquis Govan doesn’t mince words on “CBS Sunday Morning.”

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Weekend Read: Misty Copeland, An Unlikely Ballerina

Weekend Read: Misty Copeland, An Unlikely Ballerina

by Carla Murphy on September 19 2014, 5:36PM

Copeland’s rise to the top isn’t over

Topics: /NOW, Society

Group Buys Millions of Student Loan Debt--To Cancel It

Group Buys Millions of Student Loan Debt—To Cancel It

by Carla Murphy on September 19 2014, 11:37AM

No, it’s not a scam

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Big Labor Steps Up Around Ferguson and Race

Big Labor Steps Up Around Ferguson and Race

by Carla Murphy on September 17 2014, 4:41PM

“Our brother killed our sister’s son,” AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka says of Darren Wilson and Michael Brown

Topics: Ferguson, Labor, /NOW

In Ferguson, Healing Proves Elusive

In Ferguson, Healing Proves Elusive

by Carla Murphy on September 16 2014, 7:00AM

“The officials just don’t have any answers for anything,”says one activist.

Topics: Ferguson

'My Feminism Starts 300 Years Ago'

‘My Feminism Starts 300 Years Ago’

by Carla Murphy on September 15 2014, 7:00AM

Public intellectual and black feminist Tressie McMillan Cottom tells everyone when and where she enters.

Topics: On Gender

Policing the Police: A Brief History

Policing the Police: A Brief History

by Carla Murphy on September 12 2014, 3:51PM

A look back at police reforms in three cities shows mixed results

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Female Ravens Fans React to Ray Rice Video and the NFL

Female Ravens Fans React to Ray Rice Video and the NFL

by Carla Murphy on September 12 2014, 10:25AM

Check out what they have to say.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW