CHICAGO -- Most people talk about wanting to see change in their neighborhoods, but few step up to do anything. Claudette Soto was just 21 when she created opportunities for young men and women in Gage Park, and more than 15 years later she`s still going. She said in the beginning she was basically pleading with families to let her help. "The first year I went door to door, 'I`m starting this program. Do you want to participate?'" she remembers.
As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, we take a look at the contribution Latinos have made to Chicago. One of those organizations is a Chicago based organization that has paved the way for millions of Latinos. The United States Hispanic Leadership Institute or USHLI has registered more than 2.3 million Latinos to vote. The group was founded in 1982 and it’s led by Dr. Juan Andrade. He is one of only four Latinos to receive a Presidential Medal and also be recognized by the Mexican government.
CHICAGO -- The Venezuelan community is believed to be the fastest growing immigrant community in Chicago. Estimates show more than 3,000 are calling Chicago home. New restaurants and businesses have popped up catering to the growing community. The large exodus by Venezuelans started a little over a decade ago. In the last year, it has skyrocketed with U.S. asylum applications filed by Venezuelans going up 168 percent 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".