Carla Murphy

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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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New PBS Doc Looks at "School Choice" in Rural South Carolina

Are rural schools getting shortchanged by a focus on urban education?

San Francisco Police Officers Investigated for Sending Racist Texts

Text messages include “White power,” and the N-word.

Guess Who's Editing the Wiki Pages of Police Brutality Victims. The NYPD

Computer IP addresses trace back to police headquarters.

Common to White Americans: 'I Love You, Let's Move Past This'

Rapper-turned-actor stars in the civil rights movement on screen and in real life.

'Bloody Sunday' Made History, But Did It Change Selma?

A look at the Selma not shown on national TV.

Don't Know Jamaican Author Marlon James? Shame.

The novelist talks about what it was like to grow up as a gay man in Jamaica.

[Video] John Oliver: The Other People of Color Barred From Voting

The racist roots of why people of color living in U.S. territories still can’t vote.

Kansas City Has Warp-Speed Internet, and 20th Century Digital Divide

Seventy percent of Kansas City public-school students do not have Internet access at home.

Fine-Friendly Ferguson Judge Owes $170K in Back Taxes

How ‘bout that.

Comedian Jessica Williams on Ferguson, Fines and The F.E.A. Party

She’s onto something.

Racist E-mails Aren't the Worst Thing in the DOJ's Ferguson Report

The city of Ferguson effectively stole from working-class and poor African-Americans. Can they recoup the loss?

[Video] What 'Ferguson' Means for Black Men, Ages 5 to 50

Like the DOJ’s Ferguson report, not too many surprises, here.

[Video] Debunking the Myth That Black Men Are Immune to Harm

There’s a new conversation happening about how the trauma of violent crime affects black boys and men. At the center: their humanity.

Justice Department Finds Racial Bias in Ferguson Traffic Stops

It’s the third report in two years to find discriminatory practice by police

Senate Committee Clears Path for Loretta Lynch

Lynch is expected to become the first African-American female attorney general of the United States.

Prison Rape: One Black 20-Year-Old Shares His Devastating Story

A look at what happens to very young men serving time in adult prisons.

The Latest In The Fight For Our Internet

The vote scheduled for Thursday is the latest battle in a decade-long war for an open and equal Internet.

Dori Maynard, Advocate for Media Diversity, Dies at 56

Maynard fought for diversity, representation, fairness and excellence in news media.

Does PBS Still Care About Indie Films by and About People of Color?

The PBS shows “POV” and “Independent Lens” are major outlets documentary filmmakers of color. Now they worry that scheduling changes at its biggest station will push their work to the sidelines.

The Long Reach of Police Torture: From Chicago to Guantánamo

One detective’s extensive torture beat