Chauncey Bailey Project

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Newhouse: An American tragedy in Oakland

“A Day Late In Oakland,” an award-winning documentary about Chauncey Bailey’s murder by film maker Zachary Stauffer, will be shown at the Oakland International Film Festival today and Tuesday.

The Chauncey Bailey Project takes home three more awards

The Chauncey Bailey Project won three significant awards this past weekend from two notable journalism organizations: The Online News Association and the Bay Area Black Journalists Association.

The Chauncey Bailey Project wins two ONA awards

The Chauncey Bailey Project won two awards at the 2009 Online Journalism Awards event in San Francisco over the weekend. The Project, a collaboration of two dozen news organization that fielded reporters, photographers, journalism students and editors to investigate the 2007 murder of Oakland Post editor Chauncey Bailey, won the Knight Award for Public Service […]

Nedir Bey withdraws Oakland charter school petition

Nedir Bey, a “spiritually adopted” son of Your Black Muslim Bakery founder Yusuf Bey, has withdrawn a request to open a public charter school in West Oakland.

Suspended Oakland investigator had more conversations with Bey IV than previously thought

Suspended Oakland investigator had more conversations with Bey IV than previously thought

Suspended police Sgt. Derwin Longmire had more undocumented contact with former Your Black Muslim Bakery leader Yusuf Bey IV and his family after the killing of journalist Chauncey Bailey than previously has been made public. None of the contacts, including telephone calls, are mentioned in Longmire’s case notes. The calls also show that Bey IV seemed to think of Longmire as the bakery’s protector.

Bey IV tried to strong-arm follower, recordings reveal

Bey IV tried to strong-arm follower, recordings reveal

Yusuf Bey IV tried several times last year to persuade one of his former followers from Your Black Muslim Bakery not to testify against him in a kidnapping and torture case, recorded telephone calls reveal. Sometimes cajoling, sometimes making veiled threats, Bey IV repeatedly asked Kahlil Raheem not to cooperate with prosecutors even if it meant that Raheem would be locked up.

Judge: Yusuf Bey IV must stand trial on kidnap and torture charges

A judge on Friday shot down Yusuf Bey IV’s attempt to dismiss kidnapping and torture charges against him, quickly ruling that there remains “incredibly damaging” evidence.

Oakland’s next police chief introduced at City Hall

Oakland’s police chief-to-be was formally introduced Monday at an afternoon news conference in Mayor Ron Dellums’ office. “This is a very learned and scholarly person who is brilliant, competent and capable, who has the respect of his fellow police officers in Long Beach and respect for the community,” Dellums said.

Commentary: Anthony Batts is a welcome pick as Oakland police chief

Commentary: Good luck, chief. Welcome to Oakland.

Oakland taps Long Beach chief to head police department

Mayor Ron Dellums announced Wednesday that Long Beach police Chief Anthony Batts will be Oakland’s next top cop. He will begin his tenure in September.

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