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, 2009

CAABJ Invites Media to Networking Event

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The Me In Media
~A Networking Event~
Presented by
Charlotte Area Association of Black Journalists
and GoodWorks Media Group
Sponsored by Nielsen

Tuesday, October 27
6-8:30 p.m.
Dilworth Neighborhood Grille
911 E. Morehead St.

Free admission and complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be served.
This event is for professionals working (or recently employed) in media and college students majoring in journalism or communications.
RSVP required: Please email your name and profession to

October 10, 2009

CAABJ Meets and Greets Tavis Smiley

Members of the Charlotte Area Association of Black Journalists were invited to attend a press conference and meet-and-greet with syndicated radio and TV host Tavis Smiley on the morning of Saturday, October 10 at the Charlotte Convention Center. Smiley was leading the Nationwide On Your Side Tour event, which focuses on financial empowerment, particularly in the African-American community. The small, private meet-and-greet was held right before the start of the public event, which drew hundreds of Charlotte residents.

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October 6, 2009

Support CAABJ Member in Miss NC Pageant

Lanaire Lindo, a student member of CAABJ and senior at UNC Charlotte, will be a contestant in the 2010 Miss North Carolina Pageant. She has been selected from many qualified applicants throughout the state to take part in a two-day event in November in High Point. The winner will be crowned Miss North Carolina USA, and will go on to compete in the national Miss USA Pageant.

Contestants have been encouraged to request sponsorships from family, friends, and the community to offset the costs of participating in this pageant (the participation fee alone is $995). We have a chance to support a talented young lady and give her an opportunity to represent UNCC, CAABJ, Charlotte, and the state. You can contribute in the form of a straight donation or by purchasing an ad in the official Miss North Carolina USA program book, which is tax-deductible.

If you would like to purchase an ad in the program book (see ad rates below), you must do so by October 10. All other financial contributions are welcomed before October 20.

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Your contributions will help pay for:

1. Lanaire Lindo’s expenses during the two-day program including food, local transportation, and lodging at the Hotel High Point. Chaperones and security are provided by the pageant during the event.

2. Gifts and prizes for Miss North Carolina USA, finalists, semi-finalists, and contestants.

3. Production of a beautiful stage presentation, which includes professional equipment, sets, judges, emcees, technicians, entertainment, and staff.

4. Airfare, wardrobe, and other expenses for the winner’s trip to the host city of the Miss USA Pageant.

For tax purposes, you may make your check payable to “Miss North Carolina USA Pageants.” Please give it directly to Lanaire.

Please contact Lanaire if you would like to contribute or if you have any questions. She can be reached at