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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.

Weekend Reads: From Native Youth to The Fire on the 57 Bus in Oakland

Weekend Reads: From Native Youth to The Fire on the 57 Bus in Oakland

by Carla Murphy on January 30 2015, 2:49PM

A curated list

Topics: /NOW

One Tweet Explains the Racial Wealth Gap

One Tweet Explains the Racial Wealth Gap

by Carla Murphy on January 29 2015, 2:21PM

Pass it on.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Marissa Alexander Released; Now on House Arrest

Marissa Alexander Released; Now on House Arrest

by Carla Murphy on January 28 2015, 11:19AM

After serving three years, Alexander will be monitored by ankle bracelet for an additional two.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Following Ferguson: Did Your News Media Do A Good Job?

Following Ferguson: Did Your News Media Do A Good Job?

by Carla Murphy on January 27 2015, 12:39PM

Washington,D.C., panel looks at how media covers race post-Ferguson and Staten Island.

Topics: Media, /NOW

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Melissa Harris-Perry: “Be Very Afraid” of Race Case Before Supreme Court

by Carla Murphy on January 26 2015, 10:15AM

Housing has always been ground zero in battles to dismantle segregation in the United States.

Topics: /NOW, Society

The Race Case Before the Roberts' Supreme Court

The Race Case Before the Roberts’ Supreme Court

by Carla Murphy on January 23 2015, 12:05PM

Decision could affect everything from predatory lending to whether children attend segregated schools

Topics: /NOW, Society

Following Ferguson: Change Is Slow

Following Ferguson: Change Is Slow

by Carla Murphy on January 23 2015, 8:50AM

It’s highly unlikely that Darren Wilson will face civil rights charges. How are the other avenues for justice shaping up?

Topics: Ferguson

DOJ Memo: No Civil Rights Charges Brought Against Darren Wilson

DOJ Memo: No Civil Rights Charges Brought Against Darren Wilson

by Carla Murphy on January 21 2015, 5:45PM

“No evidence found”

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW

Should Birmingham Police Be Allowed to Pepper Spray Students?

Should Birmingham Police Be Allowed to Pepper Spray Students?

by Carla Murphy on January 21 2015, 2:00PM

From 2006 to 2011, police in Birmingham public schools pepper sprayed at least 300 students

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Dream Defender Phillip Agnew on Occupy, the Police and His 5-Year Dream

Dream Defender Phillip Agnew on Occupy, the Police and His 5-Year Dream

by Carla Murphy on January 21 2015, 12:18PM

“I’d like to see a good majority of states around this country closing jails,” Agnew says.

Topics: /NOW, Society

How Century-Old Segregation Hurts Austin, Texas Today

How Century-Old Segregation Hurts Austin, Texas Today

by Carla Murphy on January 20 2015, 4:37PM

The city’s economic boom prompts deeper questions about its past

Topics: Economy, /NOW

New York's Governor Wants to Raise Minimum Wage to $10.50

New York’s Governor Wants to Raise Minimum Wage to $10.50

by Carla Murphy on January 20 2015, 1:39PM

Is $10.50 enough?

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Racial Mismatch: Will White Seniors Support Today's Youth of Color?

Racial Mismatch: Will White Seniors Support Today’s Youth of Color?

by Carla Murphy on January 16 2015, 11:41AM

How racial generational differences impact state spending—and the nation’s future.

Topics: /NOW

The Hope and Burden of The Civil Rights Movement

The Hope and Burden of The Civil Rights Movement

by Carla Murphy on January 16 2015, 10:45AM

Young leaders and protestors are laboring against a myth of perfection.

Topics: Obama Immigration Order

Rikers Island To End Solitary Confinement of Older Teens

Rikers Island To End Solitary Confinement of Older Teens

by Carla Murphy on January 14 2015, 4:39PM

And, jail guards set record for use of force in 2014

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

NYPD Officers Do Less; City's Young Black Men Exhale

NYPD Officers Do Less; City’s Young Black Men Exhale

by Carla Murphy on January 9 2015, 1:16PM

“This is how it’s supposed to be,” one student says.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

New Video of Tamir Rice Shooting Released; Shows Officers Handcuffing His Sister

New Video of Tamir Rice Shooting Released; Shows Officers Handcuffing His Sister

by Carla Murphy on January 8 2015, 11:15AM

Sister,14, detained in squad car steps from 12-year-old Rice’s body

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Brooklyn D.A. Determined to Overturn Wrongful Convictions

Brooklyn D.A. Determined to Overturn Wrongful Convictions

by Carla Murphy on January 7 2015, 5:33PM

11 wrongful convictions named in less than a year

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

NYPD Again Turn Backs on Mayor At Officer's Funeral

NYPD Again Turn Backs on Mayor At Officer’s Funeral

by Carla Murphy on January 6 2015, 12:54PM

Tensions at all-time high following December ambush of two police officers

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Cleveland Police Union President Says Tamir Rice Killing Justified

Cleveland Police Union President Says Tamir Rice Killing Justified

by Carla Murphy on December 16 2014, 10:54AM

Says Rice was an imminent lethal threat to officers

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW