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.

February 17, 2016

General Body Meeting

Saturday, February 20, 2016   
 11:00 am

Cantina 1511 Restaurant 

4271 Park Rd

Charlotte, NC
(Park Road Shopping Center)

FREE Parking

"SAG-AFTRA vs Broadcast"

Guest Speaker
Bob Butler,
NABJ Immediate Past President
National Board Member
Screen Actors Guild - American Federation of Television and Radio Artists

February 9, 2016

2016 NABJ REGION III Conference

NABJ Region III Members and Friends!! 
Registration is Open!

2016 NABJ REGION III Conference
Race Matters: Looking Back, Moving Forward
April 8-10, 2016 ~ Memphis, TN

This year's conference theme "Race Matters: Looking Back, Moving Forward" reflects the impact race has had on recent coverage from police shootings to the upcoming elections. Conference attendees will have the opportunity to network with other journalists, public relations professionals and entrepreneurs in workshops that will include the return of our interactive producers/reporters boot camp and student interview critiques. And for the first time we include a 2-day IRE Watchdog Workshop. (Space for this event is limited so register soon).

Registration :
NABJ members: $35 Earlybird
$40 Pre-registration -- $50 Onsite
NABJ Students: $25 Registration -- $35 Onsite.

*IRE Workshop registration is separate. $25 w/ Conference,
$55 w/o conference.

Click HERE to see the 2016 Conference agenda at-a-glance.
For more information, contact NABJ Region III Director Gayle Hurd at

February 3, 2016

2016 Tournament Media Mixer

It's that time of the year and we know CIAA Week can get a little crazy: News, games, events, traffic, and parties that give you sticker shock at the door. Why not ease into it with CAABJ's mature, upscale Media Mixer?

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Aloft Uptown Charlotte at the EpiCentre
210 E. Trade Street
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Non- CAABJ Members: $5.00

CAABJ Scholarship Donations are always welcome.
Come out and mix and mingle with local journalists and media professionals.
You never know who you may see.

RSVP / Order Tickets >>

Steve Crump's New Documentary

Join the Gantt Center for the exclusive preview of Quiet Valor and Silent Strength. Produced by local documentarian, WBTV News Reporter and NABJ Member Steve Crump. This new documentary highlights the contributions of the United States Colored Troops (USCT) and their various roles during the Civil War. Crump will lead a panel discussion after the film.
The USCT participated in the final battle at Appomattox where more than 5,000 troops were present for Robert E. Lee’s surrender – their losses included 300 men who died in Fort Olustee, Florida.
The documentary also follows a group of African-American reenactors to Fort Wagner, SC, which provided the story line for the 1989 American war film “Glory” and showcases a recent grand review of troops along Pennsylvania Avenue in our nation’s capital.
Quiet Valor and Silent Strength will air locally on WBTV's Bounce TV, Monday, February 15 at 7:30 pm and on WTVI PBS Charlotte, Tuesday, February 16 at 8:30 pm and at 11:30 pm. The film will rebroadcast on WTVI on Saturday, February 20 at 5:00 pm.