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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] John Oliver: The Other People of Color Barred From Voting

[Video] John Oliver: The Other People of Color Barred From Voting

by Carla Murphy on March 10 2015, 10:15AM

The racist roots of why people of color living in U.S. territories still can’t vote.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Kansas City Has Warp-Speed Internet, and 20th Century Digital Divide

Kansas City Has Warp-Speed Internet, and 20th Century Digital Divide

by Carla Murphy on March 9 2015, 1:21PM

Seventy percent of Kansas City public-school students do not have Internet access at home.

Topics: Media, /NOW

Fine-Friendly Ferguson Judge Owes $170K in Back Taxes

Fine-Friendly Ferguson Judge Owes $170K in Back Taxes

by Carla Murphy on March 6 2015, 4:23PM

How ‘bout that.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Comedian Jessica Williams on Ferguson, Fines and The F.E.A. Party

Comedian Jessica Williams on Ferguson, Fines and The F.E.A. Party

by Carla Murphy on March 6 2015, 2:08PM

She’s onto something.

Topics: /NOW, Society

Racist E-mails Aren't the Worst Thing in the DOJ's Ferguson Report

Racist E-mails Aren’t the Worst Thing in the DOJ’s Ferguson Report

by Carla Murphy on March 5 2015, 1:42PM

The city of Ferguson effectively stole from working-class and poor African-Americans. Can they recoup the loss?

Topics: Criminal Justice, Economy, /NOW

[Video] What 'Ferguson' Means for Black Men, Ages 5 to 50

[Video] What ‘Ferguson’ Means for Black Men, Ages 5 to 50

by Carla Murphy on March 4 2015, 5:19PM

Like the DOJ’s Ferguson report, not too many surprises, here.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

[Video] Debunking the Myth That Black Men Are Immune to Harm

[Video] Debunking the Myth That Black Men Are Immune to Harm

by Carla Murphy on March 4 2015, 7:00AM

There’s a new conversation happening about how the trauma of violent crime affects black boys and men. At the center: their humanity.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Health

Justice Department Finds Racial Bias in Ferguson Traffic Stops

Justice Department Finds Racial Bias in Ferguson Traffic Stops

by Carla Murphy on March 2 2015, 10:05AM

It’s the third report in two years to find discriminatory practice by police

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Senate Committee Clears Path for Loretta Lynch

Senate Committee Clears Path for Loretta Lynch

by Carla Murphy on February 27 2015, 10:43AM

Lynch is expected to become the first African-American female attorney general of the United States.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Prison Rape: One Black 20-Year-Old Shares His Devastating Story

Prison Rape: One Black 20-Year-Old Shares His Devastating Story

by Carla Murphy on February 26 2015, 12:01PM

A look at what happens to very young men serving time in adult prisons.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

The Latest In The Fight For Our Internet

The Latest In The Fight For Our Internet

by Carla Murphy on February 26 2015, 8:02AM

The vote scheduled for Thursday is the latest battle in a decade-long war for an open and equal Internet.

Topics: Media, /NOW

Dori Maynard, Advocate for Media Diversity, Dies at 56

Dori Maynard, Advocate for Media Diversity, Dies at 56

by Carla Murphy on February 25 2015, 11:53AM

Maynard fought for diversity, representation, fairness and excellence in news media.

Topics: Media, /NOW

Does PBS Still Care About Indie Films by and About People of Color?

Does PBS Still Care About Indie Films by and About People of Color?

by Carla Murphy on February 25 2015, 10:13AM

The PBS shows “POV” and “Independent Lens” are major outlets documentary filmmakers of color. Now they worry that scheduling changes at its biggest station will push their work to the sidelines.

Topics: Arts & Culture

The Long Reach of Police Torture: From Chicago to Guantánamo

The Long Reach of Police Torture: From Chicago to Guantánamo

by Carla Murphy on February 19 2015, 1:32PM

One detective’s extensive torture beat

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

In New Chapter in War on Terror, Muslim-Americans Still Caught In the Middle

In New Chapter in War on Terror, Muslim-Americans Still Caught In the Middle

by Carla Murphy on February 18 2015, 1:44PM

Religious, ethnic and civil liberties groups in the U.S. are closely watching this week’s White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism

Topics: /NOW

Milwaukee Cops Let A Reporter In; Here's What They Say

Milwaukee Cops Let A Reporter In; Here’s What They Say

by Carla Murphy on February 16 2015, 12:41PM

Some members of law enforcement are beginning to address race relations publicly; is it enough?

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Spread Love, It's the Newark Way

Spread Love, It’s the Newark Way

by Carla Murphy on February 13 2015, 3:05PM

This Valentine’s Day, Newark is planning a Land Sale for couples only

Topics: Economy, /NOW

8 Questions for Constance Malcolm, Grieving Mother Turned Activist

8 Questions for Constance Malcolm, Grieving Mother Turned Activist

by Carla Murphy on February 13 2015, 9:00AM

Bronx police entered the home of 18-year-old, unarmed Ramarley Graham and shot him to death. Three years later his mother, Constance Malcolm, settled with the city for $3.9 million. Here’s why she’s still fighting for police accountability.

Topics: Criminal Justice

New York City Cop Indicted in Akai Gurley Stairwell Shooting

New York City Cop Indicted in Akai Gurley Stairwell Shooting

by Carla Murphy on February 11 2015, 10:45AM

Reportedly facing up to 15 years in prison

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Three Muslim Family Members Murdered in Chapel Hill; Suspect Surrenders [VIDEO]

Three Muslim Family Members Murdered in Chapel Hill; Suspect Surrenders [VIDEO]

by Carla Murphy on February 11 2015, 10:03AM

A young husband, wife and her sister are the murder victims

Topics: /NOW, Society