“Hello, this is Lynn Whitfield.” She introduced herself kindly over the phone with a sparkle of Southern girl charm. In her hometown of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Whitfield, 64, was being honored with the naming of the “Lynn Whitfield Theater of Performing Arts” at McKinley Middle Academic Magnet School for the Visual and Performing Arts. Humbled, she admittedly had butterflies, “It is so sweet and I’m nervous.
Since its debut in September 2016, Queen Sugar has, along with a growing array of series about different aspects of the black experience, helped set the standard for depicting African Americans as fully realized people in TV’s “platinum age.” Created by filmmaker Ava DuVernay (“Selma,” “13tht”), Queen Sugar focuses on the relationship among siblings Ralph Angel, Charley and Nova Bordelon, who inherit a struggling 800-acre sugarcane farm after the unexpected death of their father.
According to Oprah Winfrey, Pastor John Gray, III ain’t your daddy’s preacher. The Ohio-native studied music and acting before hearing the call to minister to others on his 21st birthday. That year he preached his first sermon and he hasn’t stopped since. Gray is an Associate Teaching Pastor at Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, under the leadership of Pastor Joel Osteen, and regularly uses comedy to teach the word.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".