Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty ImagesNina Turner is not hard to describe. Sheâ€™s that other black woman on MSNBC and CNN talking about workers rights, fighting back and pushing for a progressive agenda, even during President Barack Obamaâ€™s administration. A former Ohio state senator and secretary of state candidate, sheâ€™s straight out of hardscrabble Cleveland, with the political scars to prove it.Despite being on the edge of Generation X, Turner has the â€œAinâ€™t nobody got time for thatâ€?
Fiyah. Lit. Sixteen bars. There are all sorts of African-American colloquialisms and aphorisms that will be used to describe President Barack Obama’s last speech as president to the Congressional Black Caucus on Saturday night. While all of those descriptions are true enough, there was something even more daring and more compelling about the president’s speech that will likely be overlooked in the frothy mix of nostalgia and praise that will be heaped upon him in the coming days.
Apparently, the fate of Hillary Clinton’s campaign, if not the American republic, falls on the shoulders of African-American voters. This week, CNN rang the alarm bells with an article stating that the black vote was declining, with 24 million early votes cast. Politico followed suit with a story about how weak African-American turnout in Florida has put the Clinton campaign on high alert.
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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.
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are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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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".