My grandfather, the grandson of a slave, was never allowed to read, write, count or spell. It was against the law to teach slaves to read or write. Many were viciously beaten, starved, shackled, tortured, frightened or had hands, fingers, ears and toes amputated when caught trying to read or write.
US President Barack Obama has said Iraqi and Kurdish forces have retaken Mosul Dam from Islamist militants with America's help. The US had carried out airstrikes against Islamic State fighters who had taken control of the dam on July 7th.
Israeli police say a rocket fired from Gaza has landed in Israel about an hour before the current ceasefire was due to end. Negotiations were earlier ongoing with representatives from both sides in Cairo. A 72-hour pause was scheduled to end at 9pm UK time.
It has been deadliest day so far with more than 100 killed in Gaza and Israel as fighting there intensifies. Fighting against Hamas militants in Gaza has left at least 87 people dead and forced thousands to flee their homes, Palestinian health officials reported.
Israel has launched a ground offensive in Gaza with residents reporting heavy shelling in the area. Palestinian officials say 235 Palestinians have been killed since Israeli forces began their operation 10 days ago.
Mark Regev, chief spokesman of the Israeli Prime Minister told ITV News the airstrikes that killed four children yesterday were a "terrible mistake" and an "operational failure". Mr Regev said he did not think any Israeli officer would deliberately target children, and that there were legitimate targets nearby.
The trench is broad and deep. Pale brown earth has been freshly turned, ready for another row of coffins. I have stood with grief-stricken relatives at the sites of mass graves before - during Pakistan's war with the Taliban and in the aftermath of a tsunami in the South Pacific.
US President Barack Obama has spoken to German Chancellor Angela Merkel about the situation in Ukraine and discussed a potential resolution to the crisis, a senior Obama administration official said. The official reiterated that Obama would not attend a G8 summit scheduled for Sochi in June unless there is a Russian reversal in the crisis.
National Police are currently searching the house of the man arrested as part of the investigation into the deaths of four people in 2012, in village near Chevaline. The French prosecutor has said the man is not a suspect at this time but is being questioned because he resembles an e-fit and was in the area at the time of the killings.
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
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".