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Investigative reporter, Thomas Peele, recounts the murder of journalist, Chauncey Bailey, on August 2, 2007 in Oakland, California. Mr. Bailey, reporting for the Oakland Post, was working on an article about Your Black Muslim Bakery, an organization founded by Yusuf Ali Bey who preached a strain of Black Muslim beliefs that was marked by polygamist practices. Following Bey's death in 2003, his son, Yusuf IV assumed leadership of the group, and ordered the murder of Mr. Bailey to stop the publication of his article. Following Chauncey Bailey's death, a group of investigative reporters, including Thomas Peele, created the Chauncey Bailey project to complete Mr. Bailey's article. Thomas Peele speaks with Martin G. Reynolds, senior editor for community engagement of the Bay Area News Group and lead editor on the Chauncey Bailey Project at Diesel Bookstore in Oakland.