The Muslim Soup Kitchen Project plans to serve and distribute over 1,000 meals in Albany, Schenectady, and Troy, NY.
The National Muslim Soup Kitchen (NMSK) Day is a time for people from all faiths and backgrounds to join their Muslim sisters and brothers in service to people in need. In addition to providing nourishing hot meals for fellow community members, it provides an opportunity to get to know people from a wide range of backgrounds, as well as make an important statement about standing, and serving alongside, with our Muslim friends and neighbors.
The Muslim Soup Kitchen Project, the organizer of this third annual NMSK Day in the Capital Region, plans to serve and distribute over 1,000 meals in Albany, Schenectady, and Troy, NY. There are many opportunities to help from food preparation on Saturday, April 28 to packaging, driving and serving on Sunday, April 29.
Please use the following links to find out more specifics, and to sign up to volunteer:
Tell local Sinclair stations and their advertisers know that you are boycotting both as long as the “must-carry” material appears on their news broadcasts
When I was growing up, occasionally there would be an editorial produced by the general manager of a television station to discuss a vital issue of the day, such as whether to build a new bridge.
The words he said – it was virtually always a he – came from that local broadcaster, someone who lived in your community, not NYC or LA or DC, and had greater potential for trust and accountability. The editorial was well labeled and set apart in the local news broadcast, usually at the very end.
The Federal Communications Commission was very concerned about any one company having too much dominance in any local marketplace or nationally, and it had strict limits on radio and television station acquisition.
Now, the broadcast group’s proposed merger with Tribune Media is in the spotlight. If this unprecedented-in-size agreement is approved, it will have control of local TV stations reaching 72% of the country, including New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago, the nation’s three largest media markets. “The FCC chair Ajit Pai — who single-highhandedly has sought to kill Net Neutrality — is under investigation by the FCC’s inspector general for greasing the wheels for Sinclair.
What to do? Write to the FCC and members of Congress, opposing the Sinclair/Tribune merger. Write to your local Sinclair stations and let them and their advertisers know that you are boycotting both as long as the “must-carry” material appears on their news broadcasts. Lessee, what else?
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