At a shrine for journalist Chauncey Bailey, mourners remember
his slaying two years ago this week.

On August 2, 2007, journalist Chauncey Bailey was gunned down on a sidewalk in Oakland, California. Within weeks a team of reporters and editors coalesced to form The Chauncey Bailey Project, a collaborative effort to continue Bailey’s reporting on Your Black Muslim Bakery, a controversial Oakland group, and to investigate the circumstances of his death and the slow-moving police investigation.

Two years later, the relentless reporting by the team—led by Thomas Peele, Bob Butler, and Mary Fricker—has produced tangible results.

A nine-part series by The Chauncey Bailey Project, published this week, commemorates Bailey’s death and reveals new details about his slaying and the motives behind it.

>> Read the series online.