More local groups have joined an effort to push officials to install street lights on a Greenville County thoroughfare where 16 pedestrians were killed in a five-year period. Greenville Black Lives Matter, From the Ground Up, and the Greenville County Democratic Party are working alongside Freedom Fighters Upstate SC to get street lights on White Horse Road. The groups plan to gather with Freedom Fighters on Feb. 20 at the Greenville County Council meeting.
It was supposed to be a night of laughs at a downtown Greenville comedy club. Instead, a show headlined by stand-up comedian Jamie Kennedy turned into a discussion about race after a white female shouted a racial slur the night of Feb. 11 at The Comedy Zone on North Main Street. Nikki Marshall, who was at the show with her fiancé, said she felt the slur was directed at her, and it's not the first experience in Greenville that has made her uncomfortable since she moved here from California.
Hate and extremist groups are on the rise in the United States, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, and the watchdog group has identified a dozen "hate groups" in South Carolina, including a few in the Upstate. The 2016 report shows that there are 917 hate and extremist groups in the U.S., up from 892 in 2015, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center hate map. The numbers increased in 2017, according to Lecia Brooks, outreach director of the organization.
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".