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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.

Man Rescues Baby Girl; Still Can't Lose 'Ex-Con' Status

Man Rescues Baby Girl; Still Can’t Lose ‘Ex-Con’ Status

by Carla Murphy on June 19 2014, 11:38AM

Media coverage shows high price of a second chance for men and women who’ve done time

Topics: /NOW, Society

New York Man Cleared After 25 Years In Prison Plans $162M Suit

New York Man Cleared After 25 Years In Prison Plans $162M Suit

by Carla Murphy on June 18 2014, 12:34PM

While murder happened he was at Disney World on a family trip

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Is $10.10 An Acceptable Minimum Wage?

Is $10.10 An Acceptable Minimum Wage?

by Carla Murphy on June 18 2014, 12:20PM

New report targeting president’s recent executive order aims higher

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Video: John Oliver Takes On That Washington NFL Team Name

Video: John Oliver Takes On That Washington NFL Team Name

by Carla Murphy on June 17 2014, 2:25PM

Looks like the “Proud to Be” commercial is having major impact

Topics: /NOW, Society

Video: Muslim Woman Asks Question, Provokes Outburst At Heritage Foundation Panel

Video: Muslim Woman Asks Question, Provokes Outburst At Heritage Foundation Panel

by Carla Murphy on June 17 2014, 1:53PM

What did she want to know?

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Dallas Hospital Gives Workers Raise--Using Exec Bonuses

Dallas Hospital Gives Workers Raise—Using Exec Bonuses

by Carla Murphy on June 17 2014, 12:44PM

Whether the new $10.25 minimum wage will be a living wage for Dallas residents is unclear.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Remembering Freedom Summer 1964: Heather Booth

Remembering Freedom Summer 1964: Heather Booth

by Carla Murphy on June 16 2014, 11:17AM

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

Topics: Freedom Summer, History

Bank Denying You A Basic Account? Here's One Reason Why

Bank Denying You A Basic Account? Here’s One Reason Why

by Carla Murphy on June 16 2014, 10:48AM

Banks sift massive consumer database and penalize youth and people who’re struggling financially

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Labor Secretary Responds to Federal Contract Workers Demands

Labor Secretary Responds to Federal Contract Workers Demands

by Carla Murphy on June 13 2014, 10:45AM

Some federal contract workers are pleased with new $10.10 wage; others call it a poverty wage

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Federal Contract Workers to Obama: $10.10 Not Good Enough

Federal Contract Workers to Obama: $10.10 Not Good Enough

by Carla Murphy on June 12 2014, 2:30PM

Letter to White House calls $10.10 poverty wages

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Watch Pres. Obama React to Yet Another School Shooting

Watch Pres. Obama React to Yet Another School Shooting

by Carla Murphy on June 11 2014, 11:00AM

“The fact that 20 six-year-olds were gunned down in the most violent fashion possible and this town couldn’t do anything about it was stunning to me,” Pres. Obama says

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Watch 'Proud To Be' Commercial Aired During NBA Final

Watch ‘Proud To Be’ Commercial Aired During NBA Final

by Carla Murphy on June 11 2014, 10:13AM

Calif. tribe bought airtime in seven major cities for, “Proud to Be”

Topics: /NOW, Society

How A Black Sports Writer Stopped Using 'Redskins'

How A Black Sports Writer Stopped Using ‘Redskins’

by Carla Murphy on June 10 2014, 4:50PM

Columnist Mike Freeman discovered Native ancestry

Topics: /NOW, Society

Texas Judge Bars Walmart Workers From Protesting

Texas Judge Bars Walmart Workers From Protesting

by Carla Murphy on June 10 2014, 11:17AM

Temporary order is scheduled to be revisited on June 16

Topics: Economy, /NOW

North Carolina Waitress Forced to Return $1,000 Tip

North Carolina Waitress Forced to Return $1,000 Tip

by Carla Murphy on June 9 2014, 2:10PM

Waitress Shaina Brown is a single mom of three working two jobs

Topics: Economy, /NOW

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