Earlier this week, the Jefferson County School Board approved a plan to begin a “Males of Color” academy, slated to begin in the 2018-19 school year. And now, JCPS Chief Equity Officer John Marshall is tasked with taking it from concept to reality. Marshall joined me to talk about the academy and how it can help African-American boys close the achievement gap. You can listen to our conversation in the media player above.
Numerous cities across the country have created public schools that focus on educating African-American boys through the lens of African-American culture. Louisville will now join those ranks with a “males of color” academy slated to begin in the 2018-19 school year. Anthony Smith is the executive director of Cities United, an organization focused on trying to stop violence related to African-American men and boys.
Sidney Blumenthal is a former journalist, senior adviser to President Bill Clinton, and author. You also might remember him as the subject of Donald Trump’s derision during the 2016 presidential campaign, during which Blumenthal advised Hillary Clinton. He’s in Louisville to talk at the main library Tuesday night about his new book on Abraham Lincoln. Blumenthal spoke with me about the current state of politics in America as well as Lincoln and his ties to Kentucky.
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".