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.
CAABJ Member Mary C. Curtis, an award-winning print and multimedia freelance journalist, is currently a correspondent for FOX Charlotte's new series, "Reboot Charlotte," which chronicles the city as it "emerges from the recession and is thrust onto the world stage with the Democratic National Convention."
In the video below, Curtis reports on Charlotte's growing cultural arts scene.
On Thursday, June 30 at 7 p.m., CAABJ will hold the first installment of its "The Heat Is On: Summer Talk Series." The guest speaker at this event will be Mecklenburg County Manager Harry Jones.
Jones will talk about issues facing the county, tell us if the county will see more budget cuts next year, and he'll share his views on how the media has covered county government. He'll also take questions from the audience. Join in on this candid conversation. There will be a CAABJ meeting as well. The event takes place at Dilworth Neighborhood Grille, 911 E. Morehead St.
Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx will be the next to speak in this series, scheduled for July 14. More details to come soon.
Click here to see more than 150 photos from CAABJ's Second Annual Bowling with the Journalists scholarship fundraising event, held May 13 at AMF University Lanes. Photos by Jon Strayhorn/Media Arts Collective.