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.

October 14, 2016

October Chapter Meeting

Photo: Huffington Post

CAABJ General Body Meeting 

Saturday, October 15th 
11:00 am

Cantina 1511 (Park Road Shopping Center)
4271 Park Rd, Charlotte, NC 28209 --- FREE Parking

"Emergency Debriefing from Keith Scott" - Part II

We will be continuing the conversation from 
Saturday, October 1st Called Meeting. We hope to see you there.

August 28, 2016

September Chapter Meeting/Workshop

"Getting the Full Story in 15 Minutes"
with Blanca Cobb

Saturday, September 17, 2016
11:00 am
Hygge Coworking

809 W Hill St, Charlotte, NC 28208

This workshop is free for PAID CAABJ Members
Guest/Non- Members: $5.00

**Workshop will take the place of our September Chapter meeting.**

Click HERE to RSVP

Blanca Cobb, founder and CEO of TruthBlazer, LLC and senior instructor at the Body Language Institute in Washington, D.C., is an internationally recognized body language and nonverbal communications expert who uses her behavior analysis expertise and psychology background to help others break down the complexities of interpersonal, multi-generational and multi-ethnic communication.
For more information on the workshop, Click here:

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.