Grassroots groups and local politicians will rally in Manhattan Wednesday on behalf of a Queens couple facing deportation despite the threat of persecution in their native Colombia. Physical therapist Juan Villacis was detained Nov. 15 after a routine check in as required as part of his asylum request. But instead of receiving an expected stay of deportation, Villacis was separated from his family, locked in a New Jersey jail cell and can get kicked out of the country any day.
Neither Mayor de Blasio nor 5-year-old James Wade were worried about security at Thursday’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. “I can’t wait,” young James said, as he watched workers fill the helium balloons on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. He is especially excited about seeing the Trolls. “I want to go to the parade tomorrow,” James said. His little sister is counting the hours, too.
Leaders of a prominent West Side synagogue are threatening to cancel a book fair next month unless a nearby store ditches a pro-Palestine children’s book. “P is for Palestine” teaches children the alphabet using Palestinian references. But Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch of the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue said it also glorifies violence. “The book states that ‘I is for Intifada,’ Arabic for rising up for what is right, if you are a kid or grownup!” Hirsch said in an open letter posted on the temple’s website.
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".