Chauncey Bailey's last, unpublished, story may have played a part in a federal bankruptcy judge's decision to order the Your Black Muslim Bakery in Oakland, California to liquidate.
Bailey, the editor of the Oakland Post, had been investigating the bakery which had been suffering from financial troubles. He had been threatened before he was fatally shot while walking to work.
An employee of the bakery has been charged in his murder.
A federal bankruptcy judge has ordered the bakery's liquidation, saying its financial situation has gotten worse, not better, while under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
Bailey was an outspoken, crusading reporter who fought injustices in Oakland's black community.