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.

March 28, 2007

CAABJ is on the move!!!

Details from the March 27th Meeting:

· We now have a total of 21 members. That’s almost double last year’s membership.

· 8 new members to report: Ken Lemon, April Bethea, Fannie Flono, Vashti Cromwell, Sharon White, Deedee Strickland, Chris Harrington and Celeste Smith.

· Membership fees are back to regular price. $50 for full membership, $35 for associate membership and $20 for students.

· Also, the NABJ 32nd Annual Convention is coming up on August 8 through the 12th. This year’s convention will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada. Now that CAABJ is an official affiliate of NABJ, members qualify for a 10% discount. Log onto for an application.

-- Mary Curtis took first place honors in commentary writing at the Chuck
Stone Salute to Excellence Awards at NABJ’s Region III conference in Montgomery, AL.

-- Fannie Flono is getting a major lifetime achievement award on
Saturday, March 31st. She will be officially inducted into NABJ’s Region III Hall of Fame.

· “Accessing the Media” event April 21st, 2007 at 12pm at the West
Branch of the Mecklenburg County Library.

· Our next meeting is April 21st, 2007 at 11am before the “Accessing the Media” event.

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