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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.

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

Weekend Read: The Booker-Zuckerberg $100M Plan to Reform Newark Schools

Weekend Read: The Booker-Zuckerberg $100M Plan to Reform Newark Schools

by Carla Murphy on May 16 2014, 10:02AM

“Everybody’s getting paid, but Raheem still can’t read.”

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Forget Going Global: Fast Food Workers Are Protesting in the Deep South

Forget Going Global: Fast Food Workers Are Protesting in the Deep South

by Carla Murphy on May 15 2014, 10:57AM

Workers in small town Ala. want a living wage, too

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Peggy McIntosh Sets Record Straight on White Privilege

Peggy McIntosh Sets Record Straight on White Privilege

by Carla Murphy on May 14 2014, 12:57PM

What it is and, what it is not

Topics: /NOW, Society

In New Documentary, Men Are Out of Jail But Still Imprisoned

In New Documentary, Men Are Out of Jail But Still Imprisoned

by Carla Murphy on May 14 2014, 7:00AM

Director El Sawyer says home is just another kind of prison—and that’s the problem

Topics: Arts & Culture, Criminal Justice

This Week: End of the Internet As We Know It?

This Week: End of the Internet As We Know It?

by Carla Murphy on May 12 2014, 12:53PM

More than 100 tech companies and community media advocacy groups think so

Topics: Media, /NOW

Black Students at St. Louis Univ. Respond to On-Campus Hate Speech

Black Students at St. Louis Univ. Respond to On-Campus Hate Speech

by Carla Murphy on May 9 2014, 1:46PM

Hate messages follow recent shooting at two Jewish community centers

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Thinking of Formally Complaining to U.S. Border Patrol?

Thinking of Formally Complaining to U.S. Border Patrol?

by Carla Murphy on May 8 2014, 3:00PM

New report says nothing happens when you do

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Fast Food Worker Protests Going Global?

Fast Food Worker Protests Going Global?

by Carla Murphy on May 7 2014, 10:02AM

More than 150 U.S. cities and 30 countries reported to take part

Topics: Economy, /NOW

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