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.

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Chicago Police Torture Victims To Receive $5.5 Million in Reparations

by Carla Murphy on Apr 15, 2015 12:36PM

Is it enough?

Topics: /NOW, Criminal Justice

A Former Black Panther-Turned-FBI Informant Brings a Camera Crew to Work

by Carla Murphy on Apr 9, 2015 5:28PM

For first time, a documentary film goes inside the world of an FBI informant as he befriends--and betrays--a Muslim man the agency has deemed a potential terrorist.

Topics: Criminal Justice, National Security

Virginia Latest State to Ban-the-Box on Employment Apps

by Carla Murphy on Apr 7, 2015 12:44PM

Good news for families dependent on men and women with criminal records

Topics: /NOW, Labor

In A Closely Watched Election, Ferguson Residents Vote Today

by Carla Murphy on Apr 7, 2015 10:46AM

Low voter turnout has been a feature of past contests.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Man Charged With Chapel Hill Killings in Court Today

by Carla Murphy on Apr 6, 2015 10:53AM

Prosecutor intends to seek the death penalty.

Topics: /NOW, Criminal Justice

From Coon to Watermelon Jokes, Barriers Remain for Young Black Writers Today

by Carla Murphy on Apr 3, 2015 4:42PM

Poet Saeed Jones, in a brilliant new essay, explains.

Topics: /NOW, Arts & Culture

McDonald's Workers Win Pay Raise

by Carla Murphy on Apr 1, 2015 4:29PM

Increases won't apply to majority of company's fast food workers, however

Topics: /NOW, Economy

Wife And Brother Allowed to Visit Mumia Abu-Jamal In Critical Care Unit

by Carla Murphy on Mar 31, 2015 2:27PM

Sixty-year-old Abu-Jamal was hospitalized early Monday after passing out.

Topics: /NOW, Criminal Justice

NPR Explores 'The Fear of Black Men in America'

by Carla Murphy on Mar 31, 2015 12:08PM

Add your voice to today's Twitter chat at 12:30pm

Topics: /NOW, Society

We Need Real Talk About Black Girls and Women

by Carla Murphy on Mar 30, 2015 7:00AM

Follow #HerDreamDeferred to share your story, voice your opinion.

Topics: Society, Gender & Sexuality