The Charlotte Area Association of Black Journalists (CAABJ) is an affiliate chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), a nonprofit organization focused on establishing strong ties among African-Americans working in the media and expanding and balancing the media's coverage of the African-American community and experience.

August 10, 2016

It's time for our CAABJ Summer16' Madness Cookout!

Come join us...

Saturday, August 13, 2015

2:00 pm - 7:00 pm 

Berewick Manor House

6625 Berewick Commons Parkway

Charlotte, North Carolina 28278

Join CAABJ as we fellowship, eat delicious food, play card games and win door prize at our private manor house.

CAABJ Paid Members

Non- Members / Guest

Click here to RSVP 

See you there!

July 13, 2016

Annual "Bowling with the Journalists" - Summer ’16 Edition

Piedmont Social House

"Bowling with the Journalists"
(Summer ’16 Edition)

Sunday, July 24th , 2016
 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Piedmont Social House - 2135 Ayrsley Town Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28273

It's a lot of fun each year, and serves as a fundraiser for our CAABJ College Scholarship. Members of the media and the general public are invited to come out, mix and mingle, bowl, and have fun in supporting a great cause. 

 $25  per person

(Includes bowling and shoes)

Click here to buy tickets
Would you like to join Charlotte Area Association of Black Journalists? Click here 

Please fill out our "CAABJ Online Profile Sheet and Membership Application" --  Click Here

June 20, 2016

EVENT: crISIS of Conscience: Learning From Orlando


This program aims to open a candid dialogue about questions raised by the one of the worst acts of gun violence in the history of the nation, more than 100 people shot, 49 of them killed at an Orlando night club. We will provide experts to help everyone think about personal security in public places and information to empower the public to aid the survivors.

                                               Wednesday June 22, 2016
       Label Charlotte
      900 Music Factory Boulevard
            7:30 pm

The shooting at Pulse Nightclub sent ripple effects across the country. The starch images from inside the club and accounts from witnesses paint a picture of a man armed with a weapon designed for mass destruction determined inflect pain on innocent party goers. We now know this act was a betrayal by a man fighting personal conflicts. For the first time we saw LGBT people targeted and race directly injected in a deadly act of terror. The senseless deaths, the shootout law enforcement, and and the early claims of terrorism has shed light on new questions and reignited familiar debates.

Our panel discussion is designed to explore those aspects that make us now ask how safe are we. You will hear from people with personal connections to the crime scene that is still revealing new information about the shooting. We will have insight from prominent members of the LBGT, Hispanic, and Muslim communities. You will hear from local journalists who worked on the ground in Orlando and experts in law enforcement who will share simple steps to better protect yourself from threats in public places. We believe this is a discussion that everyone can use for personal growth.

May 15, 2016

May General Body Meeting

General Body Meeting
Saturday, May 21st
 11:00 am

(Park Road Shopping Center)
4271 Park Rd
 Charlotte, NC 28209
FREE Parking

Got LinkedIn?
"Do you know how to use it properly
search for a J.O.B.?"

Guest Speaker:
Mitch Miles

Mitch is a digital marketing strategist who works with individuals as well as organizations to leverage LinkedIn for generating more sales, and recruiting top talent. Mitch is founder of the National Pink Tie Day and the non-profit A Tie That BindsA Tie That Binds provides educational resources, support, and early detection initiatives to men who have someone in their life touched by breast cancer. Each year October 20 is set aside as National Pink Tie Day; men are asked to wear a pink tie to honor the women in their life who are currently battling or have lost their battle with breast cancer.

May 4, 2016

Celebrating Steve Crump at the Gray's Happy Hour

Steve Crump
WBTV News Reporter and NABJ 2016 Journalist of the Year

Charlotte Area Association of Black Journalists has been invited to attend our Community Friends, Herb and Felicia Gray’s

“Happy Hour”
Wednesday, May 11th
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Ruth Chris - South Park
6000 Fairview Road
Charlotte, North Carolina

During this occasion, we will be celebrating the career of
WBTV News Reporter and NABJ "Journalist of the Year"

 Steve Crump

We understand this is short notice and we are in the midst of sweeps.
(broadcast ratings)

However, we would love for you
to eat, drink and be merry with us. We hope to see all of you.

Charlotte Area Association of Black Journalists
Executive Board