The Oakland Post is the largest African-American weekly newspaper in northern California, founded in 1963 by Thomas L. Berkley and Velda M. Berkley. Headquartered in downtown Oakland, the weekly serves the San Francisco Bay Area communities of Oakland, Berkeley, Richmond and San Francisco. It is one of five local newspapers published by the Post News Group, along with The Berkeley Tri-City Post, the Richmond Post, The San Francisco Post and The South County Post.
Its newly promoted editor, prominent African-American journalist Chauncey Bailey, was killed by a gunman at close range on the morning 2 August 2007, as he was walking to his nearby work, around 7:30AM at the southeast corner of 14th & Alice Streets; across from a boundary of Oakland's Lakeside Apartments District. Oakland Police described the murder as an assassination. Witnesses said a single gunman wearing dark clothing and a ski mask approached Bailey, shot twice and ran away to a waiting get-away van. In June 2007, Bailey had been promoted to editor-in-chief of all five Post newspapers.
The paper continues to publish news and advertising with a combined circulation of 55,000.