The Rev. Lewis Macklin remembers reading Jet magazine as a 9-year-old many decades ago. The publication was a staple for thousands of African-American families in Youngstown and throughout America. “I remember reading the ‘Ticker Tape’ column and saying the writer’s name ‘Simon Booker,’” recalled the man who leads Holy Trinity Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday night. “She said, ‘That is Sim-e-on Booker ... And he’s from Youngstown,’” Rev. Macklin said with a laugh.
Youngstown native and Civil Rights journalist Simeon Booker died today at the age of 99. He died today in Maryland where he lived with his wife Carol, who was at his side along with son Teddy. Here is a Vindicator profile story of Booker from 2013 that was the catalyst for a local movement to create the Simeon Booker Award for Courage. "Spring is coming, this I know, for the robin told me so. Flowers and grass are going to grow, Winter goes with ice and snow."
So how did you spend your Thanksgiving? If it was like the homes we were at, it wasn’t watching professional football. That’s not to say football wasn’t on TV. It was. And people passed by those TVs all day and even sat well within viewing range. But only Uncle Scott was watching it at one home. And at another home, it was just Cousin Nate. It was unlike the Thanksgiving I grew into some 30 years ago, when my dad and uncles were in their prime.
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".