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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.

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

#BeyondFerguson Town Hall Puts Mayor in Hot Seat

#BeyondFerguson Town Hall Puts Mayor in Hot Seat

by Carla Murphy on August 29 2014, 11:12AM

NPR’s Michel Martin moderated a multi-racial forum held last night at a Ferguson church

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW, Society

Ferguson Update: Audio of Michael Brown Shooting Authenticated

Ferguson Update: Audio of Michael Brown Shooting Authenticated

by Carla Murphy on August 28 2014, 4:13PM

The audio, in which a pause between shots can be heard, could be a critical piece of evidence

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson, /NOW

New Report Tracks Discrimination Against California's Muslims

New Report Tracks Discrimination Against California’s Muslims

by Carla Murphy on August 28 2014, 2:08PM

And those perceived to “look Muslim” too

Topics: /NOW, Society

Ta-Nehisi Coates' New Book Club To Tackle Mass Incarceration

Ta-Nehisi Coates’ New Book Club To Tackle Mass Incarceration

by Carla Murphy on August 28 2014, 1:10PM

Michelle Alexander’s “The New Jim Crow” is up first.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Black Ex-Police Chief May Become Missouri's Top Cop

Black Ex-Police Chief May Become Missouri’s Top Cop

by Carla Murphy on August 28 2014, 10:57AM

If confirmed, Darren Isom would be the only African-American in Gov. Jay Nixon’s cabinet

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson, /NOW

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