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.

July 14, 2014

One Night Only Success

CAABJ Executive Board Members with Roland S. Martin
Photo Courtesy: Jon Strayhorn, Media Art Collective

Greetings CAABJ Members and Friends:

Saturday night was absolutely wonderful. Even though, this event was implemented within a weeks time... you couldn't tell it. My head has finally stop spinning like the girl from the exorcists. LOL!

Since our first general body meeting this year, I’ve express "Membership does have it privileges". Many of you received it first hand on Saturday with "One Night Only". It was such a hit, many of our members are requesting to do "One Night Only" again. The most exciting part of the entire event were the number of people who renewed their membership or joined for the first time.  I can't believe we now have 54 members on our roster. That is UNBELIEVABLE! Just UNBELIEVABLE!  

If you have not had the opportunity to glance at our social media platforms, folks are still retweeting, posting photos and they're adding us as friends on Facebook and Twitter. Our NABJ family across the country are retweeting about the event as well. CAABJ is on FIRE!

We have a lot to be proud of.  We've accomplished so much within the last seven months. But HOLD-ON! Don't put up the work gloves and shoes just yet!  We have five months remaining until the end of the year. God only knows what he has in store for us. I'm very excited to see what's to come. I truly believe CAABJ is on the right track. And it's because of members like YOU.  All of you are the reason for our success! 

We have one more big event before #NABJ14.... CAABJ Summer Madness Cookout. Don’t forget to send in your RSVPs. ( Click Here to RSVP )

Again, thank you for helping your executive board roll out the red carpet during Roland’s visit to the “Queen City”.

I can’t wait to see all of you on Sunday. Have an awesome week!

Alexis Mitchell
Charlotte Area Association of Black Journalists (CAABJ)

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