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.

March 28, 2007

CAABJ is on the move!!!

Details from the March 27th Meeting:

· We now have a total of 21 members. That’s almost double last year’s membership.

· 8 new members to report: Ken Lemon, April Bethea, Fannie Flono, Vashti Cromwell, Sharon White, Deedee Strickland, Chris Harrington and Celeste Smith.

· Membership fees are back to regular price. $50 for full membership, $35 for associate membership and $20 for students.

· Also, the NABJ 32nd Annual Convention is coming up on August 8 through the 12th. This year’s convention will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada. Now that CAABJ is an official affiliate of NABJ, members qualify for a 10% discount. Log onto for an application.

-- Mary Curtis took first place honors in commentary writing at the Chuck
Stone Salute to Excellence Awards at NABJ’s Region III conference in Montgomery, AL.

-- Fannie Flono is getting a major lifetime achievement award on
Saturday, March 31st. She will be officially inducted into NABJ’s Region III Hall of Fame.

· “Accessing the Media” event April 21st, 2007 at 12pm at the West
Branch of the Mecklenburg County Library.

· Our next meeting is April 21st, 2007 at 11am before the “Accessing the Media” event.

March 12, 2007

March Meeting -- Coming Up Soon!

CAABJ is planning some great events for the coming months! Come out to this month's meeting to see how you can get in on the fun!

The Charlotte Area Association of Black Journalists will meet for dinner on Tuesday, March 27th at Southend Brewery & Smokehouse on 2100 South Boulevard. The meeting will begin at 7:00pm. Program Committee members have been working hard to put together the "Accessing the Media" event coming up in April. Now they need your help. We are looking for volunteers to help get the word out and work the event.

Reminder: for those of you who have not paid your dues for 2007 you can do so at the meeting. The prices are now back to normal. $50 for Full Membership. $35 for Associate Membership and $20 if you are a Student . And remember you can submit your application online!