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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.

Kansas City Bans Smoking Inside Public Housing Apartments

Kansas City Bans Smoking Inside Public Housing Apartments

by Carla Murphy on May 5 2014, 5:46PM

Smokers have six months to quit

Topics: Health, /NOW

Is Immigration Reform Undermining Latino Civil Rights?

Is Immigration Reform Undermining Latino Civil Rights?

by Carla Murphy on April 30 2014, 10:01AM

One veteran of Latino politics wants to talk about it

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Boston Rally Calls for Jobs Not Jails

Boston Rally Calls for Jobs Not Jails

by Carla Murphy on April 28 2014, 11:01AM

Has “ban the box” legislation helped you?

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Brazilian Footballer Eats Banana Thrown At Him From Stands

Brazilian Footballer Eats Banana Thrown At Him From Stands

by Carla Murphy on April 28 2014, 10:01AM

Racism in sports is not just a Clippers thing

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Revisiting the 1970s Murder of a Native American Activist

Revisiting the 1970s Murder of a Native American Activist

by Carla Murphy on April 25 2014, 5:21PM

A weekend read about Anna Mae Aquash

Topics: History, /NOW

Muslim Americans Suing to Remove Names From No Fly List

Muslim Americans Suing to Remove Names From No Fly List

by Carla Murphy on April 25 2014, 11:33AM

At least 700,000 people are now on the terrorist watch list.

Topics: National Security, /NOW

When Police Kill, Should They Judge Themselves?

When Police Kill, Should They Judge Themselves?

by Carla Murphy on April 24 2014, 12:15PM

Wisc. first in the nation to say, no

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Still No Federal Funding For Gun Violence Research

Still No Federal Funding For Gun Violence Research

by Carla Murphy on April 22 2014, 2:08PM

A Ga. Republican says no

Topics: Health

Why's This Tex. Man Running Errands in Jailhouse Orange?

Why’s This Tex. Man Running Errands in Jailhouse Orange?

by Carla Murphy on April 21 2014, 1:42PM

To show solidarity and compassion for the formerly incarcerated

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Concussion Studies: From NFL Players to Jailed Youth

Concussion Studies: From NFL Players to Jailed Youth

by Carla Murphy on April 21 2014, 10:03AM

New research looks at high rates of concussions among jailed youth

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Prison Rape: Getting From Punchline to Serious Crime

Prison Rape: Getting From Punchline to Serious Crime

by Carla Murphy on April 18 2014, 7:00AM

A status check on the under-reported effort to protect prisoners from sexual violence

Topics: Criminal Justice

Major Investigation Looks at Nation's Re-Segregating Schools

Major Investigation Looks at Nation’s Re-Segregating Schools

by Carla Murphy on April 17 2014, 10:30AM

Almost everywhere in the country, the gains of integration have been eroded.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Cleveland Business Mag Admits Diversity Problem

Cleveland Business Mag Admits Diversity Problem

by Carla Murphy on April 16 2014, 11:02AM

Out of 32 community leaders, one person of color chosen to represent Cleveland

Topics: Media, /NOW

Meet the Preacher Behind

Meet the Preacher Behind “Moral Mondays” in NC

by Carla Murphy on April 16 2014, 10:01AM

Rev William Barber is inspiring a lot of people

Topics: /NOW, Politics

What's a Union For?

What’s a Union For?

by Carla Murphy on April 16 2014, 7:00AM

For their struggling communities, young workers of color are demanding more from their unions

Topics: Society

NYPD Disbands Muslim-Spying Unit

NYPD Disbands Muslim-Spying Unit

by Carla Murphy on April 15 2014, 5:15PM

Does this mean the end of post-9/11 dragnet tactics?

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Gun Violence Spikes in Chicago, Again

Gun Violence Spikes in Chicago, Again

by Carla Murphy on April 15 2014, 12:05PM

What’s to be done about it?

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

On 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Act: Integration and Gay Rights

On 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Act: Integration and Gay Rights

by Carla Murphy on April 14 2014, 12:53PM

How’re we doing?

Topics: /NOW, Society

Calif. Leads on Making Crime Victims of Color Visible

Calif. Leads on Making Crime Victims of Color Visible

by Carla Murphy on April 14 2014, 10:05AM

Victims in high crime areas don’t receive as much attention as perpetrators

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Risking Arrest for Her Mom

Risking Arrest for Her Mom

by Carla Murphy on April 11 2014, 3:47PM

Despite opposition, one Latina keeps pushing for immigration reform

Topics: Immigration, /NOW