The guests sat on the floor, sipping martinis or coffee and pondering society's great problems until the wee hours of the morning, sometimes the next afternoon. A gentleman in the corner strummed on a guitar and gave Russian language lessons between songs. Paint and artist tools lay strewn across the floor. Gwendolyn Brooks, a decade before winning a Pulitzer Prize, would hang around, laughing and sharing secrets.
The first female self-made millionaire in America was the child of former slaves. Madam C. J. Walker was born Sarah Breedlove on December 1867 at the same Delta, Louisiana cotton plantation that her parents had been enslaved on just a few years prior. She was their first child born free. And she was destined to forge a self-sufficient path for Black women entrepreneurs for generations to come. Breedlove's young life was heavy with loss and struggle.
Kate Sassoon and Amy Chang at their second wedding. Courtesy the couple. "Don't worry, we're still sluts! We just want a Cuisinart like everyone else," read a recent marriage announcement by a queer, polyamorous couple I'm friends with on Facebook. Blender jokes aside, the subject of marriage can be a fraught one for queer couples, many of whom have only had the legal right to say "I do!" since 2015, when the US Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide.
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".