Houston has become home to one of the largest hubs of human trafficking in the nation, which has prompted city officials to make fighting the issue a top priority. A recent University of Texas study found that there are over 300,000 victims in Texas, with nearly 15,000 of them from Houston. While the exact racial breakdown is unknown, human rights advocates say Black women and other women of color make up the bulk of trafficking victims.
Six months after launching the “Roadmap to Ending HIV In Houston Campaign,” Legacy Community Health (LCH) held a symposium with the multiple stakeholders involved in their plan to look at progress made and what’s needed over the next six months. The campaign parallels plans that have been implemented in other major cities such as New York and San Francisco, and is the first of its kind in Texas.
New city attractions have enhanced Houston’s reputation as a tourism spot, and according to Houston First board members, their initiative has shepherded business opportunities for African-Americans and other minorities. Formed in 2011, Houston First is a local government corporation leading the effort to promote Houston as one of the greatest cities in the world. It manages more than 10 city-owned buildings and properties and underground and surface parking for nearly 7,000 vehicles.
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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".