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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.

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

Who's Giving Second Chances to War on Drugs Survivors?

Who’s Giving Second Chances to War on Drugs Survivors?

by Carla Murphy on April 11 2014, 12:57PM

Joe Jones on helping young men of color achieve economic success

Topics: Economy, /NOW

For Missouri Moms, A Past Drug Conviction Means No Food Aid, Ever

For Missouri Moms, A Past Drug Conviction Means No Food Aid, Ever

by Carla Murphy on April 10 2014, 11:33AM

New state-level effort looks at changing that

Topics: Economy, /NOW

AG Holder Tweaks F.B.I. Racial Profiling Rules

AG Holder Tweaks F.B.I. Racial Profiling Rules

by Carla Murphy on April 10 2014, 10:48AM

Compromise rules hold implications for U.S. Muslim and Latino communities in particular

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

ICYMI: Women (Still) on Losing Side of Equal Pay Gap

ICYMI: Women (Still) on Losing Side of Equal Pay Gap

by Carla Murphy on April 9 2014, 1:44PM

What’s it going to take for a woman to get the paycheck she deserves?

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Following Lumumba's Death, Jackson, Miss. Votes Today

Following Lumumba’s Death, Jackson, Miss. Votes Today

by Carla Murphy on April 8 2014, 9:31AM

Will the new mayor continue Chokwe Lumumba’s progressive legacy?

Topics: /NOW, Politics

New York Governor Drops Prison Education Plan

New York Governor Drops Prison Education Plan

by Carla Murphy on April 7 2014, 2:42PM

Defeat demonstrates continued resistance to prison reform

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

The State of Children of Color in the U.S.

The State of Children of Color in the U.S.

by Carla Murphy on April 4 2014, 10:10AM

Report joins chorus of calls for more analysis of opportunity by race and ethnicity

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth, Society

Ariz. Mom's Arrest Triggers Outpouring of Support

Ariz. Mom’s Arrest Triggers Outpouring of Support

by Carla Murphy on March 31 2014, 10:45AM

But, what about the other Shanesha Taylors?

Topics: Economy, /NOW

NYPD (Finally) Gets Independent Oversight

NYPD (Finally) Gets Independent Oversight

by Carla Murphy on March 28 2014, 5:55PM

Impact remains to be seen on NJ Muslims seeking to end NYPD surveillance of their communities

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

A Brief Tale of Two Working Moms of Color and the Social Safety Net

A Brief Tale of Two Working Moms of Color and the Social Safety Net

by Carla Murphy on March 28 2014, 10:30AM

One makes it; another does not.

Topics: Economy, /NOW