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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.

Remembering Freedom Summer 1964

Remembering Freedom Summer 1964

by Carla Murphy on June 9 2014, 7:00AM

On the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, the first in a series of as-told-tos by volunteers and students.

Topics: Freedom Summer, History

Weekend Listen: After Isla Vista, Male Voices on So-Called Women's Issues

Weekend Listen: After Isla Vista, Male Voices on So-Called Women’s Issues

by Carla Murphy on June 6 2014, 1:04PM

Byron Hurt, Jackson Katz and Quentin Walcott expand the conversation

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Hundreds of Moms Protest Wal-Mart This Week

Hundreds of Moms Protest Wal-Mart This Week

by Carla Murphy on June 5 2014, 2:56PM

Moms demand better wages for themselves and their families in more than 20 cities

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Commuter Attacked for Speaking Bengali

Commuter Attacked for Speaking Bengali

by Carla Murphy on June 5 2014, 10:26AM

The alleged assailant has been charged with misdemeanor assault and battery as a hate crime.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

History: Why the Young Lords Took Over Lincoln Hospital

History: Why the Young Lords Took Over Lincoln Hospital

by Carla Murphy on June 4 2014, 11:35AM

The affordable and quality healthcare fight in 1970

Topics: History, /NOW

Seattle Fought For $15 And Got It

Seattle Fought For $15 And Got It

by Carla Murphy on June 3 2014, 10:15AM

Paychecks to see increase beginning in 2017

Topics: Economy, /NOW

John Oliver On Who's Messing With Your Internet

John Oliver On Who’s Messing With Your Internet

by Carla Murphy on June 2 2014, 2:40PM

Best 13 minutes on net neutrality ever

Topics: Media, /NOW

Who Gets To Be An All-American Kid?

Who Gets To Be An All-American Kid?

by Carla Murphy on May 30 2014, 11:55AM

Reaction to Indian-American student winners of last night’s National Spelling Bee

Topics: /NOW, Society

Streaming: Google Exec Releases Company's Race and Gender Numbers

Streaming: Google Exec Releases Company’s Race and Gender Numbers

by Carla Murphy on May 28 2014, 5:57PM

Watch the 6pm EST livestream on PBSNewsHour

Topics: Media, /NOW

Housing Discrimination Not A Thing Of the Past

Housing Discrimination Not A Thing Of the Past

by Carla Murphy on May 28 2014, 12:54PM

As if affordable rent isn’t already bad enough

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Isla Vista Could Embolden Push For Gun Violence Research

Isla Vista Could Embolden Push For Gun Violence Research

by Carla Murphy on May 27 2014, 11:00AM

Given recent history, however the odds are long

Topics: /NOW, Society

Did Race Play A Part in Isla Vista Rampage?

Did Race Play A Part in Isla Vista Rampage?

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

How race surfaces in Elliot Rodger’s manifesto

Topics: /NOW, Society

Weekend Read: Life Now for San Antonio Boy After Racist Slurs

Weekend Read: Life Now for San Antonio Boy After Racist Slurs

by Carla Murphy on May 23 2014, 10:53AM

Day 6 in series looking at immigration in middle of country

Topics: /NOW, Society

More Than 100 Protesters Arrested Outside McDonald's HQ

More Than 100 Protesters Arrested Outside McDonald’s HQ

by Carla Murphy on May 22 2014, 10:03AM

Heavy police presence met protesters yesterday

Topics: Economy, /NOW

McDonald's Campus Closes Because of Fast Food Protests

McDonald’s Campus Closes Because of Fast Food Protests

by Carla Murphy on May 21 2014, 3:21PM

Barricades and fencing surround the entrance to the McDonald’s campus

Topics: Economy, /NOW

NYPD Smashes 14-Year-Old Boy Through Store Window

NYPD Smashes 14-Year-Old Boy Through Store Window

by Carla Murphy on May 21 2014, 10:42AM

Reporting raises questions about how the incident occurred and whether it was officially reported

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Trigger Warnings and Free Speech On Campus. Discuss.

Trigger Warnings and Free Speech On Campus. Discuss.

by Carla Murphy on May 20 2014, 10:30AM

What can (can’t) you say, anymore?

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Google To Release Numbers on Employee Diversity

Google To Release Numbers on Employee Diversity

by Carla Murphy on May 19 2014, 10:38AM

Will Google’s move force other tech companies to do the same?

Topics: Media, /NOW

A New Labor Force

A New Labor Force

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

Michelle Crentsil, 25, represents the new guard of labor organizing

Topics: Society

Watch: Video Teaser for Ta-Nehisi Coates' Case for Reparations

Watch: Video Teaser for Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Case for Reparations

by Carla Murphy on May 16 2014, 2:30PM

“White folks created the ghetto.”

Topics: /NOW, Politics