Chauncey Bailey Project

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Black Journalists’ Association Announces Winners of Salute to Excellence Awards

TAMPA, FLA. – August 8, 2009 – The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) announced that The Chauncey Bailey Project won two of its annual Salute to Excellence Awards tonight at a gala at the Tampa Convention Center, host to the organization’s 2009 Annual Convention and Career Fair.

Appeals briefs allege fratricide in bakery struggle

Appeals briefs allege fratricide in bakery struggle

Alfonza Phillips, convicted of murdering Antar Bey in 2005, says his conviction should be overturned because he was denied the chance to claim at trial that Bey actually was ordered slain by his own brother, Yusuf Bey IV, in a fratricidal power struggle for control of Oakland’s Your Black Muslim Bakery.

Chauncey Bailey’s family still in pain two years after slaying

The pain of their brother’s slaying remains acute for journalist Chauncey Bailey’s siblings two years after officials say he was killed in an effort to stop him from writing about Your Black Muslim Bakery in the Oakland Post.

The Oakland Post pushes forward despite loss of its prolific editor

Two years after he was gunned down at 14th and Alice streets, Chauncey Bailey is still listed as editor of the Oakland Post in the newspaper’s masthead. No one at the Post wants to let him go.

The Courageous Message

Chauncey Bailey’s brother, Mark M. Cooley, marks the second anniversary of his brother’s death with a poem.

The Chauncey Bailey slaying: Key players

A roundup of the key players in the killing of Oakland Post editor Chauncey Bailey on Aug. 2, 2007.

From Texas to Oakland, the elder Bey’s path to the bakery

From the beginning, Yusuf Bey’s business and religious endeavors were wracked with disputes, controversy and violence.

Yusuf Bey built business empire with questionable tactics

Yusuf Bey took great pride in being a successful black businessman. But he broke some rules to get there, records show.

Welfare money-maker for senior Bey

To supplement his income at Your Black Muslim Bakery, founder Yusuf Bey hid his paternity of some of his 42 children so their mothers could collect welfare benefits, said three of his women during sworn depositions.

Bey’s security firms important financial arm of his businesses

Yusuf Bey and some bakery workers ran at least three security companies that had multiple contracts in the Bay Area at various times.

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