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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.

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

Following Ferguson: Residents Head to State Capitol as Street Protests Continue

Following Ferguson: Residents Head to State Capitol as Street Protests Continue

by Carla Murphy on September 11 2014, 12:06PM

Meanwhile, new eyewitness testimony of Mike Brown’s final moments surfaces.

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW, Politics

Following Ferguson: Outrage at Last Night's City Council Meeting

Following Ferguson: Outrage at Last Night’s City Council Meeting

by Carla Murphy on September 10 2014, 10:51AM

Protesters plan to block I-70 today.

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW, Politics

Following Ferguson: City Council Announces Reforms

Following Ferguson: City Council Announces Reforms

by Carla Murphy on September 9 2014, 3:45PM

Planned reforms aim to repair relationship with residents.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson, /NOW

Domestic Violence Win for Black Women Tenants in Pennsylvania

Domestic Violence Win for Black Women Tenants in Pennsylvania

by Carla Murphy on September 9 2014, 1:16PM

“Nuisance ordinances” may disproportionately impact domestic violence victims

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

The Racial Wealth Gap in the U.S., Or, Whites Own Almost Everything

The Racial Wealth Gap in the U.S., Or, Whites Own Almost Everything

by Carla Murphy on September 8 2014, 11:19AM

The median Hispanic family’s net worth is $14,000 and the median for black families is $11,000.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Making Net Neutrality a Laughing Matter

Making Net Neutrality a Laughing Matter

by Carla Murphy on September 8 2014, 7:00AM

Kevin Avery, a stand-up comedian and a writer for “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” co-wrote an epic skit about net neutrality. Here’s how he helped make a dense topic hilarious.

Topics: Net Neutrality

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