August 2, 2007

Another important Black voice has been lost in Oakland: Chauncey Bailey (1949-2007) was editor of the Oakland Post.

My dad in Detroit told me about it as the story was unfolding, highlighting Mr. Bailey's national import and influence.

Even the NYTimes picked the story up.

This story however got much less airtime tonight on Bay Area local TV news than the Minnesota bridge; compare this to the recent Pete Wilson (1945-2007) lovefest on all local media (even competing news crews paid due respects). Pete deserved his propers, but so does Chauncey, who got mentioned only once during a broadcast and is now a non-story for the mainstream Oakland media.


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