By Joseph D. Bryant Housing Authority of the Birmingham DistrictA nonprofit foundation providing scholarship support to Birmingham public housing residents is rebranding with a new name and logo. The Housing Authority of the Birmingham District’s scholarship foundation is now the Naomi H. Truman Scholarship Foundation. The foundation board of directors changed the name to honor Truman, the late HABD executive director who created the foundation and served as its first president.
"Sadly, the actions engaged in by city leaders jeopardize the progress made by our good citizens over the past 50 years," said attorney Gayle Gear. BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Another longtime Birmingham city employee has filed a federal charge of discrimination alleging racism, professional humiliation and retaliation within Mayor William Bell's administration. An EEOC charge is the first step before an individual may file a federal discrimination lawsuit.
Tracie Allen clearly remembers the moment she walked into the housing authority office and saw a poster advertising the Family Self-Sufficiency Program. Her interest was immediately piqued and she was ready to sign up. “What do I have to lose by joining the program?” Allen recalled thinking. Allen recently graduated from the five-year program and turned in her Section 8 voucher. Now a legal assistant with plans to attend law school, she no longer needs the voucher.
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".