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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.

Former Giuliani Speechwriter Says We Don't Need Another Dialogue on Race

Former Giuliani Speechwriter Says We Don’t Need Another Dialogue on Race

by Carla Murphy on August 27 2014, 4:36PM

Writer Damon Linker wants more whites to cross the color line

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW, Society

Comic Relief: Jon Stewart Takes Down Fox News' Take on Ferguson

Comic Relief: Jon Stewart Takes Down Fox News’ Take on Ferguson

by Carla Murphy on August 27 2014, 2:07PM

Jon Stewart takes down popular Fox News talking points around Ferguson

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW, Society

Learning From Ferguson: The Real Cost of Criminal Debt

Learning From Ferguson: The Real Cost of Criminal Debt

by Carla Murphy on August 27 2014, 12:49PM

How the poor in Ferguson and elsewhere are being used by courts and their cities

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson, /NOW

[VIDEO] Following Ferguson: Tuesday Round-Up

[VIDEO] Following Ferguson: Tuesday Round-Up

by Carla Murphy on August 19 2014, 5:09PM

Provocative commentary sparked by Ferguson

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW, Society

What The World Sees In Ferguson; U.N. Secretary General Urges Restraint

What The World Sees In Ferguson; U.N. Secretary General Urges Restraint

by Carla Murphy on August 19 2014, 11:26AM

Timing of Ferguson protests coincides with international review in Geneva of U.S. progress on eliminating racism

Topics: Ferguson, Global Affairs, /NOW

Following the Facts About Ferguson: Monday Round-Up

Following the Facts About Ferguson: Monday Round-Up

by Carla Murphy on August 18 2014, 6:06PM

Facts, not opinion, to help you understand Ferguson

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW, Society

Talk of De-Militarizing Local Police Misses the Point

Talk of De-Militarizing Local Police Misses the Point

by Carla Murphy on August 18 2014, 3:35PM

It’s going to take more than pulling Iraq battle tanks off Ferguson’s Main Street

Topics: Ferguson, National Security, /NOW

Following Ferguson: Weekend Reads

Following Ferguson: Weekend Reads

by Carla Murphy on August 15 2014, 3:25PM

Must-reads for when you have time to catch up

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW, Society

What White St. Louis Says About Ferguson

What White St. Louis Says About Ferguson

by Carla Murphy on August 15 2014, 12:21PM

One early report isn’t empathetic—but they’re not the only ‘white views’ out there

Topics: Ferguson, Media, /NOW

Following Ferguson: Thursday's Roundup

Following Ferguson: Thursday’s Roundup

by Carla Murphy on August 14 2014, 2:05PM

After last night’s escalation in Ferguson, what to read today

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW, Society

Why Did Ferguson Explode?

Why Did Ferguson Explode?

by Carla Murphy on August 14 2014, 11:01AM

The answer, from local folks who know

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW, Society

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