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 28, 2014

Congratulations Antriece Mitchell!

Antriece Mitchell 

It is a great honor and privilege to inform you, our very own CAABJ Member, Antriece Mitchell has been selected as one of one hundred honorees for the Twenty Fourteen Trailblazers Award. This year’s ball, themed “Continuing The Legacy”, will honor 100 African American individuals within "The Carolinas", that have led or are leading the way in their perspective fields and setting a standard for others to follow. This year’s Trailblazers Ball will take place on August 9th, 2014 at Label House Charlotte.

Trailblazers Committee Stated: "As you may imagine choosing just 100 individuals within North & South Carolina was a very hard task. However, due to your commitment to enhancing the lives by passionately pursuing your purpose and influencing the next generation along the way; we believe you deserve this great recognition."

Their mission is to honor 100 past and current African American individuals that have led or are leading the way in their perspective fields. At the same time the event seeks to raise awareness and financial support for organizations and institutions, which focus on positively influencing and enhancing the lives of the next generation of African American trailblazers**

If you are interested in attending this event to support Antriece, please visit  and use the promotional code trailblazers100 to take advantage of this offer (August 9th, 2014 is date of event).

Congratulations Antriece!   

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)

July 11, 2014

"Only Night Only" with Roland S. Martin

Roland S. Martin
Journalist, Syndicated Columnist and Author 

"One Night Only" 


Roland Martin

Saturday, July 12th, 2014



Osso Restaurant and Lounge

1000 NC Music Factory Blvd

Charlotte, NC 28206

We realize this is a last minute event, but we would like to welcome him to the

"Queen City" 


July 8, 2014


There's nothing quite like food from the grill and tall drinks on the patio during the summertime.
 Join CAABJ  as we fellowship, eat delicious food, play card games and win door prize at our private manor house.

 Sunday, July 20th  

6625 Berewick Commons Pkwy, Charlotte, NC 28278

12pm - 6pm

 Summer Chic

CAABJ Members -  Free
Non-members - $5.00

Here's a lil something to get you ready for our "Summer Madness Cookout".