Thursday, October 3, 2013

Update for UNIA-ACL Meeting Thursday, October 3, 2013

The meeting tonight was a great success. We have a more permanent meeting place thanks to Glenn and Shirdell Simmons. Starting next Thursday, we will be meeting at Masjid-Al-Taqwa 5403 Virginia Ave., Shreveport, LA 71108. This is next to Blalock's Beauty College.

The 1st Annual Community Pride Cookout! will be held at Masjid-Al-Taqwa on October 19, 2013 beginning at 1:00pm. In conjunction with the cookout, UNIA-ACL will have its African Market there. Wow! This is going to be fun so we hope to see you there.

At the meeting tonight, we gave an update on expanding our media presence to internet radio. We will have more news on that, later. We also discussed community radio. has a campaign promoting community radio broadcasting. They have some effective ideas that we are exploring. One of them includes gaining a license through the FCC; however, due to the federal government shutdown as of October 1, 2013, all applications are now placed on hold. We had hoped to take advantage of the October 15, 2013 opportunity to submit an application for licensing. Thank goodness there is always more than one way to skin a cat. Internet radio is still a viable option that we intend to use.

Well, that's it for the update. Thanks for reading. Blessings.

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