"You never know what you can take until you have to take it. Until you want to take it." - Neil Brown, Jr. Over the last few weeks as I watched OWN's Black Love Doc with the rest of Black America, I've revisited how I've found and tripped in love. But this week on the series the couples talked about how they straight up fell on their faces, and barely made it back up again. They were all Donnie McClurkin songs in the flesh.
"How you speak to people says something, so be kind." - TamraDespite what social media shows you, #relationshipgoals take more than a really dope picture. Behind that picture can be a lot of hurt, pain, struggle, introspection and growth. The perfection in that fleeting capture never tells the story of the hurdles crossed to get there. Last week on Black Love the documentary focused on the fairytale beginnings of love and even allowed me to daydream about my own.
They say all Caribbean islands arenâ€™t created equal, and that couldnâ€™t be more true, especially when the British Virgin Islands are in the mix. With idyllic isles, crystal clear waters and captivating resorts, it can be hard to choose where you want to stay first. Lucky for you, Iâ€™ve done the research (it was hard work I swear) and found three getaways that will not only making planning your trip a breeze, but prove that the BVI has something for everyone. Ready?
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".