Over the past six years, more than 165 women in Zambia have found a way out of poverty through sewing – creating clothing and accessories for people in their country, as well as abroad. They did it with the help of the nonprofit Clothed in Hope, founded by Cary native Amy Bardi. Clothed in Hope offers a life-skills training program focused on sewing and entrepreneurship, as well as micro-loans to help women in Zambia find the means to support themselves.
Growing up in Sierra Leone, Kadiatu Kamara knew little about the fashion industry beyond the dresses hanging in her mother’s closet. But after landing in England, Kamara was discovered and embarked on a modeling career that spanned nearly a decade and included a win as Miss West Africa UK. During that time, she went on a tour of several African countries, finally landing in her home nation.
Raleigh handbag designer Holly Aiken has rolled out a limited edition collection of bags in honor of this week’s Hopscotch Music Festival. The festival kicked off Thursday in downtown Raleigh and ends today. The line features a geometric “H” pattern – a play on the festival logo – and is available in Sedan tote, Auxillary cross-body and Blast clutch wallet styles.
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".