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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.

Following Ferguson: What's Being Said Today

Following Ferguson: What’s Being Said Today

by Carla Murphy on August 13 2014, 3:39PM

Today’s wrap-up of reporting and commentary

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW

Trial Underway for North Carolina Sheriff Accused of Targeting Hispanic Drivers

Trial Underway for North Carolina Sheriff Accused of Targeting Hispanic Drivers

by Carla Murphy on August 13 2014, 10:58AM

Jailed drivers in Alamance County were automatically transferred to Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Understanding What's Happening in Ferguson

Understanding What’s Happening in Ferguson

by Carla Murphy on August 12 2014, 3:31PM

Get caught up with the most thoughtful reporting and reaction so far

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson, /NOW

This is How the South Organizes [Photos]

This is How the South Organizes [Photos]

by Carla Murphy on August 12 2014, 7:00AM

An estimated 200 low-wage workers from different industries met in eastern North Carolina to share workplace struggles and get organized at a conference they called Solidarity City

Topics: Labor

Black Female Academic On Being Erased by President Obama

Black Female Academic On Being Erased by President Obama

by Carla Murphy on August 8 2014, 3:57PM

Signithia Fordham’s work is the modern genesis of “acting white”—but male academics get the credit, she says

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Weekend Read: Why Do So Many People Claim Native Heritage?

Weekend Read: Why Do So Many People Claim Native Heritage?

by Carla Murphy on August 8 2014, 12:01PM

Wannabe Nation gets the literary treatment from Oklahoman Russell Cobb

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Florida Church Cancels Funeral of Gay Man At Last Minute

Florida Church Cancels Funeral of Gay Man At Last Minute

by Carla Murphy on August 8 2014, 10:08AM

I have to stand up for my principles, the pastor is reported to have said

Topics: /NOW, Society

Guilty Verdict Returned in Renisha McBride Trial

Guilty Verdict Returned in Renisha McBride Trial

by Carla Murphy on August 7 2014, 3:09PM

Theodore Wafer, 54, had claimed self defense

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

New Research: White Voter Support for Fewer Prisoners Depends On Who's Locked Up

New Research: White Voter Support for Fewer Prisoners Depends On Who’s Locked Up

by Carla Murphy on August 7 2014, 12:09PM

Showing them evidence of racial disparities may not motivate white people to join the cause and fight inequality, new research says.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Jury Deliberation Begins in Renisha McBride Trial

Jury Deliberation Begins in Renisha McBride Trial

by Carla Murphy on August 6 2014, 3:13PM

Closing arguments wrapped today

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

When the U.S. Nearly Had Universal Child Care

When the U.S. Nearly Had Universal Child Care

by Carla Murphy on August 6 2014, 2:54PM

A new national conversation around the “family friendly” workplace and universal childcare is gaining steam

Topics: Labor, /NOW

Federal Inquiry: 'Culture of Violence' Against Teens At Rikers

Federal Inquiry: ‘Culture of Violence’ Against Teens At Rikers

by Carla Murphy on August 6 2014, 10:03AM

Teens requested solitary confinement for their own protection

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

In Rare Move, McDonald's Franchisee Speaks Out

In Rare Move, McDonald’s Franchisee Speaks Out

by Carla Murphy on August 5 2014, 11:00AM

Claims McDonald’s rep said, ‘You guys can make more money if you pay your employees less.’

Topics: Economy, /NOW

On the American Perception of Israel's War In Gaza

On the American Perception of Israel’s War In Gaza

by Carla Murphy on August 5 2014, 10:15AM

Racism, privilege and the limits of empathy

Topics: /NOW, Society

Junot Díaz and Edwidge Danticat In Conversation

Junot Díaz and Edwidge Danticat In Conversation

by Carla Murphy on August 5 2014, 10:02AM

Both immigrants, the two novelists talk of a shared responsibility for what happens in their countries of origin.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

'Free Palestine' Demonstrators Gather Outside White House

‘Free Palestine’ Demonstrators Gather Outside White House

by Carla Murphy on August 4 2014, 12:14PM

Rally billed as the largest pro-Palestinian march in the United States.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Criminals, Victims and the Black Men Left Behind

Criminals, Victims and the Black Men Left Behind

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

Young, black men in Chicago are far more likely to be touched by violent crime than any other group. But they’re not innocent enough to get the help they need to recover.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Health, Life Cycles of Inequity

Meet The Good Doctor At Mississippi's Only Abortion Clinic

Meet The Good Doctor At Mississippi’s Only Abortion Clinic

by Carla Murphy on July 31 2014, 10:39AM

In a 2-1 vote yesterday, the clinic narrowly missed being shut down

Topics: Health, /NOW

Why Public Housing is Falling Apart in NYC

Why Public Housing is Falling Apart in NYC

by Carla Murphy on July 29 2014, 11:50AM

New report chronicles a decade of defunding at every level of government

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Fast Food Workers Show Strength in Numbers This Weekend

Fast Food Workers Show Strength in Numbers This Weekend

by Carla Murphy on July 28 2014, 10:03AM

The Illinois gathering would have been unheard of two years ago

Topics: Economy, /NOW