Chauncey Bailey Project


A Day Late in Oakland

March 3, 2009 – “A Day Late in Oakland” has been named the Best Short Documentary at the 2009 Fargo Film Festival. Sub-titled “The story of a reporter and a baker, from their common roots to their troubling intersection,” the film by award-winning Bay Area filmmaker and cinematographer Zachary Stauffer mixes interviews with archival footage, photographs, news clippings, and public documents as it follows the life of journalist Chauncey Bailey and the evolution of Your Black Muslim Bakery. [read more]

One-Year Anniversary

Aug. 2, 2008 – The Maynard Institute and the Chauncey Bailey Project recognize August 2, 2008 as the one-year anniversary of the murder of Chauncey Bailey. View video by Wil Pomart for more information about the current state of the investigation. [read more]


June 18, 2008 – Taped Jailhouse Conversation Raises Questions. [read more]

Jailhouse Video

June 18, 2008 – Jailhouse video sheds light on Bailey murder. [read more]

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Secret video raises questions about bakery leader’s role in Bailey killing

March 26, 2008 – Your Black Muslim Bakery leader Yusuf Bey IV kept the gun used to kill
journalist Chauncey Bailey in his closet after the attack and later bragged
of playing “hella dumb” when investigators asked him about the shooting, Bey
IV said in a secretly recorded police video. [read more]

Few takers for last Bey posters and photos

March 26, 2008 – Murray Muhammad, bidding for final bakery items in a bankruptcy auction, tells how a job at Your Black Muslim Bakery helped him rebuild his life in the 1980s. Produced by Aric Crabb. [read more]

Chauncey Bailey’s Final Hours

Dec. 10, 2007 – KTVU-TV reporter Amber Lee retraces the final hours of Chauncey Bailey’s life.
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In His Brother’s Footsteps

Nov. 22, 2007 – Mark Cooley picks up where his brother, Chauncey Bailey, left off, covering the news for the Oakland Post (video produced by the Bay Area News Group).

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Real Estate Questions

Nov. 14, 2007 – KTVU-TV reporter Priya David reports on real estate scams investigated by the Chauncey Bailey Project. [read more]

Audio Slideshow by Karl Mondon: Couple Accuses Esperanza Johnson of Fraud

Nov. 1, 2007 – When Markus Machado and Gail Mateo wanted to buy a newer and bigger home in 2005, they went to a real estate broker they thought they could trust: Esperanza Johnson. [read more]

Audio Slideshow by Karl Mondon: Donald Taylor Laments Real Estate Deal With Antron Thurman

Oct. 30, 2007 – “I think about it quite often, but there’s nothing I can do … I think about how they took the house from me,” Donald Taylor said haltingly in a soft, gravelly voice. [read more]

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Paul Cobb and the Police

Oct. 12, 2007 – New America Media publishes interviews with Oakland Post Publisher Paul Cobb and Oakland police officials, discussing the early days of the investigation into Chauncey Bailey’s murder, and takes a brief look at the reporter. [read more]

Chauncey Bailey on DivaTV

Aug. 9, 2007 – Chauncey Bailey discusses the importance of the black press in excerpts from an April 2007 interview by DivaTV (video produced by Bay Area News Group). [read more]

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Oakland Mayor Pays Bailey Tribute

Aug. 8, 2007 – Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums speaks to an overflow crowd at the memorial service for Chauncey Bailey (video produced by the Maynard Institute). [read more]

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Chauncey Bailey on NAM

Aug. 4, 2007 – Emil Guillermo with New California Media talks with Chauncey Bailey on the state of the black media and his award-winning 10-part series in the San Francisco-based Sun Reporter in this undated interview, which was republished by New America Media after Bailey’s death. [read more]

Newspaper is Second Victim in Bailey Murder

Oct. 11, 2007 – In his first on-the-record interview since the murder, Oakland Post Publisher Paul Cobb and his lawyer, Walter Riley, talk about the day Bailey was killed and their determination to keep the paper afloat. Produced by Kevin Weston, director of new media and youth communications, and Cliff Parker, director of video production, at New America Media.

KTVU-TV’s contributions to the Chauncey Bailey Project

KTVU-TV is producing ongoing video coverage of Bailey’s life and death and of Your Black Muslim Bakery, which has been implicated in Bailey’s Aug. 2, 2007, slaying.

March 26, 2008 – David Stevenson reports on auction of Your Black Muslim Bakery items

Dec. 19, 2007 – David Stevenson Reports on Ambitious Plans for Old Your Black Muslim Bakery Building

Dec. 16, 2007 – Noreen Jaramillo reports on Muslim group’s return visit to liquor store

Dec. 10, 2007 – The Final Hours of Chauncey Bailey’s Life

Dec. 10, 2007 – Amber Lee Retraces Final Hours of Chauncey Bailey’s Life

Oct. 19, 2007 – Defense Attorney LeRue Grim Talks To Press After Broussard Pleads Not Guilty

Sept. 28, 2007 – David Stevenson Reports On Release Of Bailey Murder Suspect’s Taped Confession

Sept. 20, 2007 – Priya David Reports On New Claims By Broussard’s Lawyer About Coerced Confession

Aug. 25, 2007 – Renee Kemp Reports On Broussard’s Violent Past

Aug. 13, 2007 – David Stevenson Reports On Broussard Attorney Claiming He Has Been Denied Access To Client

Aug. 10, 2007 – David Stevenson Reports On Bailey Murder Suspect Claiming His Innocence

Aug. 8, 2007 – Priya David Reports On Relatives Claiming Suspects Changed After Joining Black Muslim Group

Aug. 8, 2007 – Jade Hernandez Reports on Chauncey Bailey’s Funeral

Aug. 8, 2007 – David Stevenson Reports on Emotional Funeral for Journalist Chauncey Bailey

Aug. 7, 2007 – Priya David Reports on Broussard Arraignment For Murder

Aug. 7, 2007 – David Stevenson Reports on Your Black Muslim Bakery’s History of Shaky Finances

Aug. 6, 2007 – Monday shooting news conference: Highlights of Deputy Chief Howard Jordan’s Monday news conference on Bailey murder investigation

Aug. 5, 2007 – David Stevenson Reports as Oakland Residents Pay Tribute to Chauncey Bailey

Aug. 5, 2007 – Priya David Talks to Fiancé of Chauncey Bailey as She Mourns His Death

Aug. 4, 2007 – A murderer’s confession: Authorities Saturday said that the gunman who killed a Bay Area journalist has confessed

Aug. 3, 2007 – Revelation in Oakland: Police department officials talk about results of early morning raid of Your Muslim Bakery

Aug. 3, 2007 – Assistant Police Chief Howard Jordan and head of homicide Ersie Joyner answer questions about Friday raids

Aug. 3, 2007 – Priya David Reports as Oakland Police Claim to Have Linked Black Muslim Bakery To Murder of Chauncey Bailey

Aug. 3, 2007 – Mike Mibach’s Thursday Interview With Yusuf Bey VI on the Death of Chauncey Bailey

Aug. 3, 2007 – Priya David Talks to People Close to Chauncey Bailey as They Mourn for Their Lost Friend

Aug. 3, 2007 – Jade Hernandez Reports on Raid at Oakland’s Black Muslim Bakery

Aug. 3, 2007 – Jade Hernandez’s Noon Update on the Black Muslim Bakery Raid

Aug. 3, 2007 – A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE: Rita Williams Reports on Black Muslim Bakery’s Direct Link to Various Acts of Violence

Aug. 3, 2007 – Mike Mibach reports on execution-style shooting of prominent local journalist

Undated – David Stevenson talks to man accused of murdering Bay Area journalist Chauncey Bailey

Undated – Priya David reports on relatives claiming suspects changed after joining Muslim Group

Undated – Mike Mibach reports on journalist gunned down in broad daylight leaving witnesses horrified

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