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.

November 8, 2007

We need YOU to Survive!

We need your CAABJ board nominations today!

We’ve already made huge strides when it comes to CAABJ! We had some of our most successful events this year. Our membership numbers have soared. NABJ is recognizing some of the good work we are doing.

Now we need to set ourselves up for success for next year. This is my personal appeal to you as president.

Please send nominations for potential board members to by 6:30PM TODAY (Thursday).

Nominate anyone you think would do well. Then the elections committee will contact those persons for an acceptance or a decline. Last year we had to piece a board together with a few dedicated individuals. I commend the board members for their work. Now we need to show the next board we have confidence in them and this organization, by making a nomination and eventually voting.

Please send your nomination today.
Melody Taylor
CAABJ President 2007


Mentorship Program: We need people who are interested in being a mentor. We have 10 JCSU students who are ready to meet and work with you. The mentor program is e-mail based, meaning both mentee and mentor begin by sending each other an e-mail. It is then up to you to determine how much time you want to invest and what you and your mentee want to get out of this experience.

Scholarship Mixer: The scholarship Mixer is steadily approaching . This laid back but elegant event will be held on Decemeber 2, 2007 at WineUp on 3306-C N. Davidson Street from 5-8pm. One aspiring journalist will receive a $500 scholarship. It's not too late to apply. If you know a college student who is pursuing a degree in Journalism or Communications encourage them to apply. If you need an application contact the head of the Scholarship Committee, Lindsay Pollard at All applications must be post marked by November 2nd.2008 Events CalendarWe are working on next year's events calendar. If there are events you would like to see CAABJ continue to do or start to do please e-mail us at Your input is important to us and we want to make sure that all our members have a say.

2008 CAABJ Board Elections: Elections for the 2008 year are right around the corner. The board has done a great job this year pushing CAABJ to new and improved level, so let's not lose momentum. If you or someone you know is interested in running for a seat on the 2008 CAABJ Board, please e-mail your nominations to You must be a member to nominate a candidate and to vote for candidates. The results of the election will be announced on December 2nd.

Please keep checking your e-mails for updates on these and other announcements from CAABJ. Also, if it's been a while since you received an e-mail from us please contact us at so we can make sure your information is in our database.