The Madeleine Brand Show for March 9, 2012

"Killing the Messenger" investigates the murder of journalist Chauncey Bailey

Five years ago in Oakland, journalist Chauncey Bailey was gunned down while working on a story for the Oakland Post. He was investigating the Your Black Muslim Bakery — later revealed to be a front for a variety of illegal activities. It was run by a cult-like group — an offshoot of The Nation of Islam.

The murder of Chauncey Bailey shocked the journalism world, prompting a group of veteran journalists to come together — The Chauncey Bailey Project — to investigate who was behind the murder. Thomas Peele was one of the journalists who investigated the muder, and wrote the book "Killing the Messenger" chronicling the murder and the Your Black Muslim Bakery.

Killing the Messenger by Thomas Peele - Excerpt


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