Raquel is the politics and culture editor at Latina magazine, the largest print and digital magazine for and by U.S. Latinas. Formerly at Mic, Raquel helped produce the hit feminist web series Flip the Script, hosted by Liz Plank. Her writing and graphic designs have been published everywhere fr...
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In Texas, a little more than half of public school students are Latino, and most of them are of Mexican heritage. For years, educators in the state have called for high school-level curriculum on Mexican-American Studies in order to better serve these youth. In 2014, they saw a victory when the Texas State Board of Education invited publishers to submit textbooks for a special-topics social studies course on Mexican-American history and culture that schools could teach as an elective.
The delicate piano keys, guitar riffs, and harp runs of Jennifer Lopez’s “I’m Glad” swirl in a cafe in Brooklyn on a cloudy August afternoon. Beside me in maroon box braids sits DJ Bembona, a 26-year-old New York native known for spinning Afro-diasporic tracks to perrear to. Her glossy lips, which match the hues of her hair, twist into a smile when I tell her that her sets, conscious y bien brutal, make the protest the turn-up spot. “I just never thought I’d be here.
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".