Chauncey Bailey Project

Archive for June, 2008

Alfonza Phillips

Alfonza Phillips was convicted in the Oct. 25, 2005, shooting death of Antar Bey, the 22-year-old CEO of Your Black Muslim Bakery. Bey was killed at a 76 Union Station on 55th Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Way in North Oakland as he he filled up his BMW 745i and talked on his cell phone. Initially […]

Odell Roberson Jr.

Odell Roberson Jr., 31, was shot to death in North Oakland  July 8, 2007, with an AK-47 assault rifle. A similar weapon was used to kill Michael J. Wills Jr. near Your Black Muslim Bakery just four days later. Roberson reportedly was the uncle of Alfonza Phillips, the man convicted of killing bakery CEO Antar Bey during […]

Kristin Bender

Kristin Bender has been a professional journalist for 15 years and won several of awards for her reporting and writing. She has worked at the Oakland Tribune for eight years, covering city governments, breaking news, education and investigative stories out of Berkeley, Alameda and Oakland. She has also freelanced for Maxim, the environmental magazine E, […]

Michael J. Wills Jr.

Michael J. Wills Jr., 36, was shot to death in the pre-dawn hours of July 12, 2007, on the sidewalk in front of a North Oakland elementary school playing field, not far from Your Black Muslim Bakery. Police suspect his slaying is connected to that of Odell Roberson Jr., who was shot in North Oakland […]

Kevin Weston

Kevin Weston is the editor-in-chief of YO! Youth Outlook Magazine, and an executive producer of YO!TV. He is an essayist, poet, hip hop entrepreneur and youth advocate. His work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Oakland Tribune and the Sacramento Bee.

Mike Oliver

Mike Oliver has more than 25 years of editing and reporting experience. He joined the Oakland Tribune in 2000 as regional editor and now serves as the special projects editor for the Bay Area News Group’s East Bay, which includes the Tribune, Contra Costa Times and nearly a dozen other papers.

Michelle Maitre

  Michelle Maitre joined the staff of the Oakland Tribune in 2003 as regional higher education reporter. She was later promoted to assistant regional editor, and in August 2007 she was named assistant managing editor. She has held editing positions at the Gilroy Dispatch and The (Salinas) Californian. Maitre and Chauncey Bailey were teammates on the Tribune’s […]

G.W. Schulz

G.W. Schulz is a reporter for the San Francisco Bay Guardian. In 2007, he won the Public Service award from the Northern California chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists for his series on the machinations behind the sales of the major newspapers in the Bay Area and the consolidation of ownership.   A native […]

Thomas Peele

Thomas Peele is a veteran journalist with more than 20 years of experience on both coasts. Since 2000, he has been an investigative reporter for the 23 newspapers of the Singleton-owned Bay Area News Group. He has won numerous awards for his work, including the 2007 Investigative Reporters and Editors’ Renner Award for the Chauncey […]

Angela Hill

Angela Hill has been a staff writer for the Oakland Tribune since 1995. She has covered everything from crime and politics, to sports business to light features. Currently, she is a general assignment reporter and writes a weekly humor column. Before joining the Tribune, she worked at its sister paper, the Tri-Valley Herald, where she started […]

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