“You can judge a nation, and how successful it will be, by how it treats its women and girls.” - Barack Obama, January 23, 2014There goes Obama again tapping into one of life’s basic principles. You can always tell how good or successful something is going to be by how it treats the “least of these” in the industry, genre or profession.
Last week, the city of Atlanta elected Keisha Lance Bottoms and continued its over 40-year-streak of electing African-American mayors to lead the city. Bottoms’ defeat of Mary Norwood, a 65-year-old white woman who was suspected of being a Trump-supporting Republican, elicited more hot takes than an NFL pregame show. Was this race about race? Was it about gentrification? Does Atlanta want a mayor named Keisha?
Atlanta mayoral candidate Keisha Lance Bottoms declares victory during an election-night watch party Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in Atlanta. (John Bazemore/AP Photo)The next four years of leadership for Atlanta, one of the fastest-growing, wealthiest and culturally important cities in America, will likely stay in the hands of an African American thanks to a nail-biting election Tuesday night.
@JohnBoyega 7. However in a film about mostly white people starting a revolution against oppression we already know it's science fiction. Let's be honest, if history tells us anything black and brown folks have been at the front lines of darn near every revolution in this country
@JohnBoyega 6. If Finn were a white guy #LastJedi wouldn't be so coy about chemistry w/ him & Rey. Heck if Finn was played a Black Woman and Rey a white Guy they would be the new Han & Leia but Hollywood and Disney only likes IR one way #LastJedi
5. @JohnBoyega is too talented to charismatic and too engaging a character to be banished to the intergalactic friend zone by Rey the way he was in the first film. I wrote this at the time https://t.co/bYU9J0o1YX
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".