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Carla Murphy

Carla Murphy

Mich. Muslim Awarded $1.2 Million in Discrimination Suit

Mich. Muslim Awarded $1.2 Million in Discrimination Suit

by Carla Murphy on March 3 2014, 1:12PM

One Michigan county has to pay up

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Chokwe Lumumba, An Intro For Those Who Didn't Know

Chokwe Lumumba, An Intro For Those Who Didn’t Know

by Carla Murphy on February 28 2014, 12:07PM

How the recently deceased Jackson mayor convinced one Southerner that he was the real deal

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Emotional Dad Rocks Arsenio with Love Poem to Son

Emotional Dad Rocks Arsenio with Love Poem to Son

by Carla Murphy on February 27 2014, 10:01AM

“I get extra praise, and for what? Doing what I’m supposed to do,” he says.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Conservative Texas City Memorializes Wrongfully Convicted Black Man

Conservative Texas City Memorializes Wrongfully Convicted Black Man

by Carla Murphy on February 27 2014, 7:00AM

Memorial may be the first of its kind in the nation.

Topics: Criminal Justice

On the Two-Year Anniversary of Trayvon Martin's Death

On the Two-Year Anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s Death

by Carla Murphy on February 26 2014, 5:02PM

How have you remembered his life today?

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Where Slavery Still Exists

Where Slavery Still Exists

by Carla Murphy on February 24 2014, 10:31AM

An around-the-world look.

Topics: Global Affairs, /NOW

Kentucky Debates Easing Felony Disenfranchisement Laws

Kentucky Debates Easing Felony Disenfranchisement Laws

by Carla Murphy on February 21 2014, 10:33AM

Advocates anticipate victory.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Can Big Labor Organize the South?

Can Big Labor Organize the South?

by Carla Murphy on February 19 2014, 6:02PM

Not without majorly including black workers, immigrants and women of color.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Artists Create Portraits of Justice After Dunn and Zimmerman Verdicts

Artists Create Portraits of Justice After Dunn and Zimmerman Verdicts

by Carla Murphy on February 19 2014, 7:00AM

In the face of unjust rulings, artists step in to fill the void left by the courts.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Workers Say No to Union in the South

Workers Say No to Union in the South

by Carla Murphy on February 17 2014, 11:31AM

Auto workers’ vote likely lowers the chances of successfully organizing southern workers.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Twitter Reacts to Upcoming George Zimmerman Interview

Twitter Reacts to Upcoming George Zimmerman Interview

by Carla Murphy on February 14 2014, 10:15AM

Upcoming CNN interview raises questions about media’s proper role.

Topics: Media, /NOW

Jailed, for Being Poor

Jailed, for Being Poor

by Carla Murphy on February 13 2014, 10:54AM

Debtors’ prisons for misdemeanor crimes are flourishing in the U.S.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Watch Now: Jordan Davis Murder Trial Live

Watch Now: Jordan Davis Murder Trial Live

by Carla Murphy on February 11 2014, 12:49PM

Accused murderer Michael Dunn takes the stand.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Obama to Announce Young Men of Color Initiative

Obama to Announce Young Men of Color Initiative

by Carla Murphy on February 11 2014, 11:14AM

Initiative expected to intervene during the crucial “school to prison pipeline” years.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Congress Members Keep Pressure on Washington, DC NFL Team

Congress Members Keep Pressure on Washington, DC NFL Team

by Carla Murphy on February 10 2014, 4:24PM

Warning letter mentions the NFL’s $10 billion tax-exempt status.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Catch up on the Feminism's Twitter War Debate

Catch up on the Feminism’s Twitter War Debate

by Carla Murphy on February 7 2014, 11:17AM

And add your own thoughts.

Topics: Media, /NOW

Jordan Davis Murder Trial Begins in Fla. Today

Jordan Davis Murder Trial Begins in Fla. Today

by Carla Murphy on February 6 2014, 1:56PM

In a case reminiscent of Trayvon Martin’s, 17-year-old Davis was allegedly shot and killed in 2012 by a white man after an argument over loud music.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Another American Promise

Another American Promise

by Carla Murphy on February 6 2014, 7:00AM

An alumnna of Dalton—the elite private school featured in “American Promise”—reflects on what she learned about race and integration there.

Topics: Schools & Youth

King's Children Fight to Sell his Nobel Medal and Bible

King’s Children Fight to Sell his Nobel Medal and Bible

by Carla Murphy on February 5 2014, 1:55PM

“Our Father MUST be turning in his grave,” writes Bernice King.

Topics: History, /NOW

Farm Bill Passes Congress with More Food Stamp Cuts

Farm Bill Passes Congress with More Food Stamp Cuts

by Carla Murphy on February 4 2014, 4:11PM

Pres. Obama is expected to sign the bill.

Topics: Economy, /NOW