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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.

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

Jury Deliberation Begins in Renisha McBride Trial

Jury Deliberation Begins in Renisha McBride Trial

by Carla Murphy on August 6 2014, 3:13PM

Closing arguments wrapped today

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

When the U.S. Nearly Had Universal Child Care

When the U.S. Nearly Had Universal Child Care

by Carla Murphy on August 6 2014, 2:54PM

A new national conversation around the “family friendly” workplace and universal childcare is gaining steam

Topics: Labor, /NOW

Federal Inquiry: 'Culture of Violence' Against Teens At Rikers

Federal Inquiry: ‘Culture of Violence’ Against Teens At Rikers

by Carla Murphy on August 6 2014, 10:03AM

Teens requested solitary confinement for their own protection

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

In Rare Move, McDonald's Franchisee Speaks Out

In Rare Move, McDonald’s Franchisee Speaks Out

by Carla Murphy on August 5 2014, 11:00AM

Claims McDonald’s rep said, ‘You guys can make more money if you pay your employees less.’

Topics: Economy, /NOW

On the American Perception of Israel's War In Gaza

On the American Perception of Israel’s War In Gaza

by Carla Murphy on August 5 2014, 10:15AM

Racism, privilege and the limits of empathy

Topics: /NOW, Society

Junot Díaz and Edwidge Danticat In Conversation

Junot Díaz and Edwidge Danticat In Conversation

by Carla Murphy on August 5 2014, 10:02AM

Both immigrants, the two novelists talk of a shared responsibility for what happens in their countries of origin.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

'Free Palestine' Demonstrators Gather Outside White House

‘Free Palestine’ Demonstrators Gather Outside White House

by Carla Murphy on August 4 2014, 12:14PM

Rally billed as the largest pro-Palestinian march in the United States.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Criminals, Victims and the Black Men Left Behind

Criminals, Victims and the Black Men Left Behind

by Carla Murphy on August 4 2014, 7:00AM

Young, black men in Chicago are far more likely to be touched by violent crime than any other group. But they’re not innocent enough to get the help they need to recover.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice, Health

Meet The Good Doctor At Mississippi's Only Abortion Clinic

Meet The Good Doctor At Mississippi’s Only Abortion Clinic

by Carla Murphy on July 31 2014, 10:39AM

In a 2-1 vote yesterday, the clinic narrowly missed being shut down

Topics: Health, /NOW

Why Public Housing is Falling Apart in NYC

Why Public Housing is Falling Apart in NYC

by Carla Murphy on July 29 2014, 11:50AM

New report chronicles a decade of defunding at every level of government

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Fast Food Workers Show Strength in Numbers This Weekend

Fast Food Workers Show Strength in Numbers This Weekend

by Carla Murphy on July 28 2014, 10:03AM

The Illinois gathering would have been unheard of two years ago

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Renisha McBride Murder Trial Begins Today

Renisha McBride Murder Trial Begins Today

by Carla Murphy on July 21 2014, 10:29AM

McBride’s murder has drawn attention for similarities to Trayvon Martin’s

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

The Latest On Youth Unemployment and Jobs

The Latest On Youth Unemployment and Jobs

by Carla Murphy on July 21 2014, 10:22AM

One in four blacks and one in six Latinos under the age of 25 can’t find a job

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Arab-Americans Tell Census, 'We're Not White'

Arab-Americans Tell Census, ‘We’re Not White’

by Carla Murphy on July 3 2014, 10:08AM

Some Arab-Americans and Hispanics challenge the nation’s decennial count

Topics: /NOW, Society

Why Today's SCOTUS Decision In Harris v. Quinn Matters

Why Today’s SCOTUS Decision In Harris v. Quinn Matters

by Carla Murphy on June 30 2014, 10:36AM

Public sector jobs have been crucial for the upward mobility of African-Americans and women

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Walmart vs. NYT Columnist Timothy Egan

Walmart vs. NYT Columnist Timothy Egan

by Carla Murphy on June 26 2014, 11:15AM

You decide the winner: Egan or Walmart?

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Well, Just How Bad Are Alabama's Prisons?

Well, Just How Bad Are Alabama’s Prisons?

by Carla Murphy on June 26 2014, 10:20AM

A five-month investigation goes in depth

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Michigan Charter Schools: Findings From Year-Long Investigation

Michigan Charter Schools: Findings From Year-Long Investigation

by Carla Murphy on June 25 2014, 1:44PM

The results aren’t that great for Michigan charters

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Forever Cherish Intimate Moments with Maya Angelou, Ruby Dee And More

Forever Cherish Intimate Moments with Maya Angelou, Ruby Dee And More

by Carla Murphy on June 24 2014, 3:39PM

New collection joins slave narratives gathered by the WPA during the 1930s

Topics: History, /NOW