You can get an idea about how significant Zimbabwe's revolution was by listening to black celebrities in the late 1970s and early '80s. There's Stevie Wonder singing "Master Blaster (Jammin')" in 1980: "Peace has come to Zimbabwe / Third World's right on the one / Now's the time for celebration / Because we've only just begun." That song is essentially a tribute to Jamaican reggae legend Bob Marley who, in 1979, had recorded a song called "Zimbabwe."
Wednesday morning (Nov. 15), on the steps of First Grace United Methodist Church, Jose Torres, a 32-year-old undocumented immigrant from El Salvador and the father of two small girls, took sanctuary inside the church and, thus, defied an order from Immigration and Customs Enforcement to turn himself in that day for deportation.
When the news broke in 2003 that Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant had been arrested on suspicion of rape, I was with a friend who used that occasion to tell me that she'd been raped by the All-American boy next door when they were both teenagers. We don't know anything more about Kobe than what he'd shown us, she said. And all he had shown us was that he could play basketball. I did what so many men reflexively do. I said, "What if somebody were to accuse me of rape?
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".