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 29, 2017

November Chapter Meeting (Last Meeting of 2017)

CAABJ Chapter Members and Friends,

Our November Chapter Meeting date and time has changed.

Tuesday, November 14th 
 7:00 pm

Taco Mac (SouthPark)
4626 Piedmont Row Dr.
Charlotte, North Carolina 28210

We will be voting on 2018-2019 Executive Board Members.
This will also be the last meeting of the year. 

Charlotte Area Association of Black Journalists
Executive Board

October 5, 2017

Meet Charlotte's Mayoral Candidates

General Body Meeting

Saturday, October 21, 2017
 11:00 am


Meet Charlotte's Mayoral Candidates

Vi Lyles (Democrat) 
Kenny Smith (Republican)

Taco Mac - SouthPark
4626 Piedmont Row Dr
Charlotte, NC 28210

(We've MOVED! CAABJ New Home for Chapter Meetings)

September 13, 2017

September Chapter Meeting ( Location Change)

**General Body Meeting** 

Calling ALL MMJs to attend this special chapter meeting. 

Saturday, September 16, 2017 
11:00 am

Taco Mac - SouthPark
 4626 Piedmont Row Dr. 
Charlotte, NC 28210

 ((This is NOT a permanent location. This location is only for this particular meeting.)) 

Directly after our multimedia journalists session, we will have our next level meeting. 

All PAID CAABJ Members need to attend. 

Again, Saturday's General Body Meeting will be at Taco Mac - SouthPark.

 Charlotte Area Association of Black Journalists Executive Board

July 17, 2017

Bowling with the Journalists ( Summer '17 Edition )

It's a lot of fun each year and serves as a fundraiser for our CAABJ College Scholarship. Members of the media and the general public are invited to come out, mix and mingle, bowl, and have fun in supporting a great cause. 

Sunday, July 30

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Piedmont Social House 
2135 Ayrsley Town Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28273

$25 per person
(Includes bowling and shoes)

Get your tickets today!!! 

 More information on Piedmont Social House

June 25, 2017

CAABJ Summer Madness Cookout

It's our favorite time of the year....

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Berewick Manor House
6625 Berewick Commons Pkwy
Charlotte, NC 28278

2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join CAABJ as we fellowship, eat delicious food, play card games
and win door prize at our private manor house.

FREE --- CAABJ Paid Members

$5.00 --- Non- Members and Guest

((We will not have a July Chapter Meeting))

June 7, 2017

Black Male Media Project

Charlotte Area Association of Black Journalists (CAABJ) is participating in this nationwide effort led by The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) to empower black males in newsrooms everywhere and help provide a more accurate image of black males covered in the news.
On June 10th, chapters across the country will hold programs to inform and connect black men with the resources they need to establish and enhance their careers in journalism.
We are delighted to have Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Glenn Proctor leading our program. He is has organized a group of veterans journalists who will lead open discussions about developing the tools necessary to succeed in the media, building a support team to ensure continued growth, and establishing lasting relationships with mentor emerging journalists.

Join us
Saturday, June 10th
9:30 am -12:00 pm

Charlotte Observer
550 South Caldwell Street Charlotte, NC
Room: 1030A

Refreshments with be provided.

For security purposes, you MUST RSVP for this event.

RSVP Deadline:
 Thursday, June 8th
by 5:00 pm.

May 23, 2017

END OF SWEEPS: After-Work Mixer

END OF SWEEPS: After-Work Mixer

CAABJ is celebrating the end of sweeps with a mixer
 Thursday, May 256:30 -8:30 p.m., and invites you to come out to “Eat, Drink and Be Social” with the brightest journalists and media professionals the Queen City has to offer.
There will be free appetizers and great drink specials, and it's taking place amongst the ambiance of one of Uptown's newest restaurants, Ink N Ivy.

 This event is free and open to CAABJ members and non-members.
For more on Ink N Ivy, visit

Ink N Ivy
222 S Church St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
**Parking deck is next door to restaurant**

April 24, 2017

PHOTOS: CAABJ Honors: Steve Crump

Steve Crump with CAABJ Honors Planning Committee and NABJ Regional Director, Gayle Hurd

If you missed CAABJ Honors: Steve Crump, you missed an amazing event. 
Saturday was "Magical". Special Thanks to our partners: Wells Fargo and WBTV News, Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park, A Sign Of The Times, CAABJ Honors Planning Committee, CAABJ Executive Board, Members of CAABJ and all of you who came out to support Steve's special day. An additional thank you to Glyn A. Stanley Photography for capturing the smiles, laughter and many tears. You've made this day memorable.
 The photos are breathtaking. Thank you! 

March 28, 2017

No April General Body Meeting

Charlotte Area Association of Black Journalists 
will not have an April general body meeting due to Easter weekend. 
We will resume:
 Saturday, May 20th - 11:00 am
 Cantina 1511 (Park Road Shopping Center)

Have a happy and blessed Easter!
Charlotte Area Association of Black Journalists 
Executive Board

March 13, 2017

CAABJ Honors...

Charlotte Area Association of Black Journalists honors and celebrates 
Steve Crump 
for more than 30 years of reporting in the Charlotte area.
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Crown Plaza Hotel • 5700 Westpark Drive, Charlotte, NC 28217
Tickets: $30.00 (per person) — Including Brunch Buffet

Donations will benefit CAABJ's Scholarship Fund
WBTV News 3 and Wells Fargo are the proud partners of "CAABJ Honors"
For more information, please email: or

February 14, 2017

CAABJ 2017 Tournament Media Mixer

It's that time of year again... Tournament 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 21, 2017
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.

January 9, 2017

New Year Message from CAABJ Executive Board

Happy New Year CAABJ Family and Friends,

We, the executive board are tickled to death to see what 2017 has in store for our beloved organization. Many of us can hardly wait to meet and greet new community visitors, new members and embracing our season members. We look forward to seeing each and every one of you in our upcoming meetings and events. 

Next Chapter Meeting:

Saturday, January 21, 2017

11:00 am 

Cantina 1511 
(Park Road Shopping Center)

 4271 Park Rd
Charlotte, NC 28209

**Free Parking**

Topic: "Fake News"- Round Table Discussion