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 12, 2011

Mayor Anthony Foxx to Speak at CAABJ's Summer Series on July 14

After featuring Mecklenburg County Manager Harry Jones in the kickoff of its "The Heat Is On: Summer Talk Series" two weeks ago (click here to read Michaela Duckett's article for, next up CAABJ brings in Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx. Mayor Foxx will speak this Thursday, July 14.

The event starts at 7 p.m. and will begin with a CAABJ meeting, and then Mayor Foxx will speak to the audience. CAABJ members and guests will have a candid conversation with the mayor about how he thinks the media covers city government. He could also give an update on the Democratic National Convention planning and other city projects. The event takes place at Kickstand Burgers-N-Bar, 1101 Central Ave. See you there!

NBC News' Partners With Interactive One's

Excerpt from press release

NEW YORK, July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NBC News and Interactive One announced a partnership this week that will form the premier African-American digital news alliance with the widest audience reach in the industry. This unprecedented partnership leverages complementary assets from NBC News' and Interactive One's to create an expanded platform for African-American journalism. Based on comScore measurement, the combined net audience of NewsOne and TheGrio was 2.1 million in May 2011, up from 661,500 in May 2010. As the online usage of Black Americans continues to grow, this digital alliance between TheGrio and NewsOne presents a new opportunity to better connect, inform and engage the African-American audience.

Under the partnership that went into effect July 1, 2011, and will coordinate and share editorial content for both websites, and Interactive One will provide sales representation and oversee advertising sales operations for both entities. The relationship also opens up the potential for co-marketing and promotional opportunities in a shared portfolio that includes Interactive One's various digital assets, Radio One's 52 radio stations, TV One and Reach Media, and the many platforms of NBC News.

Click here to read full press release.