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

Is it enough?

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

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.

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

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

In A Closely Watched Election, Ferguson Residents Vote Today

Low voter turnout has been a feature of past contests.

Man Charged With Chapel Hill Killings in Court Today

Prosecutor intends to seek the death penalty.

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

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

McDonald's Workers Win Pay Raise

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

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

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

NPR Explores 'The Fear of Black Men in America'

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

We Need Real Talk About Black Girls and Women

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

FBI to Track Hate Crimes Against Sikh, Hindu and Arab-Americans

Activists say better reporting will also help with prevention.

North Carolina Bill Criminalizes Drug-Addicted New Moms

The discredited War on Drugs continues

Growing Calls for Police Reform in Philadelphia and Chicago

Two new reports released this week back them up.

Milwaukee Panel Upholds Firing of Officer in Dontre Hamilton Shooting

Is it enough?

Jay Smooth's Taking Some 'Racial Me Time'

We all need that every now and then

Latinos in the Big Apple: Racism Is a Norm in Families and Community

Check out this conversation.

Google Backs Opps for Latino and Black Entrepreneurs in 3 Cities

Tech entrepreneurs in Chicago, Austin and Durham, N.C., will catch a huge break

Can Re-Designing Parks Help Desegregate Philadelphia?

A new five-park project aims to find out.

Can Doctors Put a Dent in Gun Violence?

A massive collective of doctors from different specialties are pushing to make gun violence a U.S. public-health issue, like smoking and car accidents. Here’s why

[Video] More Parents Share Their 'Talk' With Their Black Sons

The coming-of-age conversation continues.