Being a child in a Black Nationalist African American household in the 1980s meant that the movement to end apartheid in South Africa was always just under the surface of any political conversation. At a very young age, I learned that Afrikaners, the devilish Dutch colonialists who beat out the equally evil British colonialists to control South Africa, legally enshrined White supremacy there in 1948.
What’s not to love about this new video for the “Hamilton Mixtape” single ”I Wrote My Way Out”?There’s Nas, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Dave East in black and white rapping on top of a New York City building! There’s a bunch of cute kids from East Harlem performing better than the adults! That’s not to mention the classic Big Apple street scenes—old men playing dominos, a lady under the dryer at a Dominican hair salon, a meat-on-a-stick vendor grilling up his goods.
From the gifs that cracked us up to the books that blew our minds, your friends at Colorlines have some very strong opinions about the best of 2017. Today, editorial director Akiba Solomon reflects on the guilty pleasure of “Mask Off” by Future. Some background: In another, younger life, I was what some people called a ”hip hop journalist.” At The Source, Essence, Vibe Vixen and a short stint at BET, I focused on politics and “hard news” through the lens of hip hop and youth culture.
Sounds of Blackness came on in the spot i was at and there was all kinds of praise lip syncing and arms up. If you dont know what im talking about google "Be Optimistic" and get your whole life. Ann Nesby is unmatched.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".