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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.

How Co-ops Helped Produce Foot Soldiers for Civil Rights

How Co-ops Helped Produce Foot Soldiers for Civil Rights

by Carla Murphy on March 10 2014, 7:00AM

Upcoming book traces the hidden history of African-American economic self-help

Topics: Co-ops & Civil Rights, History

Breaking Through the Single Parenting Stigma

Breaking Through the Single Parenting Stigma

by Carla Murphy on March 7 2014, 7:00AM

Single moms show why progress for single parents means progress for all families

Topics: Society

New Film Honors WWII Muslim Heroine

New Film Honors WWII Muslim Heroine

by Carla Murphy on March 6 2014, 3:55PM

Coming soon to a theater near you

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Youth File Complaint Against NC Public High Schools

Youth File Complaint Against NC Public High Schools

by Carla Murphy on March 6 2014, 2:40PM

Alleges schools deter immigrants from enrolling

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Google To Fund City Kids' Bus Rides

Google To Fund City Kids’ Bus Rides

by Carla Murphy on March 4 2014, 1:45PM

Move seen as first in efforts to placate San Francisco’s working class residents

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Indian-American Man Charged with Firebombing Synagogues

Indian-American Man Charged with Firebombing Synagogues

by Carla Murphy on March 4 2014, 9:42AM

Some community members say Aakash Dalal is being treated like a terrorist

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Mich. Muslim Awarded $1.2 Million in Discrimination Suit

Mich. Muslim Awarded $1.2 Million in Discrimination Suit

by Carla Murphy on March 3 2014, 1:12PM

One Michigan county has to pay up

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Chokwe Lumumba, An Intro For Those Who Didn't Know

Chokwe Lumumba, An Intro For Those Who Didn’t Know

by Carla Murphy on February 28 2014, 12:07PM

How the recently deceased Jackson mayor convinced one Southerner that he was the real deal

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Emotional Dad Rocks Arsenio with Love Poem to Son

Emotional Dad Rocks Arsenio with Love Poem to Son

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

“I get extra praise, and for what? Doing what I’m supposed to do,” he says.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Conservative Texas City Memorializes Wrongfully Convicted Black Man

Conservative Texas City Memorializes Wrongfully Convicted Black Man

by Carla Murphy on February 27 2014, 7:00AM

Memorial may be the first of its kind in the nation.

Topics: Criminal Justice

On the Two-Year Anniversary of Trayvon Martin's Death

On the Two-Year Anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s Death

by Carla Murphy on February 26 2014, 5:02PM

How have you remembered his life today?

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Where Slavery Still Exists

Where Slavery Still Exists

by Carla Murphy on February 24 2014, 10:31AM

An around-the-world look.

Topics: Global Affairs, /NOW

Kentucky Debates Easing Felony Disenfranchisement Laws

Kentucky Debates Easing Felony Disenfranchisement Laws

by Carla Murphy on February 21 2014, 10:33AM

Advocates anticipate victory.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Can Big Labor Organize the South?

Can Big Labor Organize the South?

by Carla Murphy on February 19 2014, 6:02PM

Not without majorly including black workers, immigrants and women of color.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Artists Create Portraits of Justice After Dunn and Zimmerman Verdicts

Artists Create Portraits of Justice After Dunn and Zimmerman Verdicts

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

In the face of unjust rulings, artists step in to fill the void left by the courts.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Workers Say No to Union in the South

Workers Say No to Union in the South

by Carla Murphy on February 17 2014, 11:31AM

Auto workers’ vote likely lowers the chances of successfully organizing southern workers.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Twitter Reacts to Upcoming George Zimmerman Interview

Twitter Reacts to Upcoming George Zimmerman Interview

by Carla Murphy on February 14 2014, 10:15AM

Upcoming CNN interview raises questions about media’s proper role.

Topics: Media, /NOW

Jailed, for Being Poor

Jailed, for Being Poor

by Carla Murphy on February 13 2014, 10:54AM

Debtors’ prisons for misdemeanor crimes are flourishing in the U.S.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Watch Now: Jordan Davis Murder Trial Live

Watch Now: Jordan Davis Murder Trial Live

by Carla Murphy on February 11 2014, 12:49PM

Accused murderer Michael Dunn takes the stand.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Obama to Announce Young Men of Color Initiative

Obama to Announce Young Men of Color Initiative

by Carla Murphy on February 11 2014, 11:14AM

Initiative expected to intervene during the crucial “school to prison pipeline” years.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW