Issac J. Bailey

About Issac J. Bailey

Issac Bailey, a 2014 Nieman Fellow, is a journalist, author, and race relations seminar creator and facilitator. He is the author of “My Brother Moochie: Regaining Dignity in the Face of Crime, Poverty, and Racism in the American South” (Other Press, 2018) and the forthcoming “Why Didn’t We Riot? A Black Man in Trumpland” (Other Press, October 2020). He has contributed to Politico, CNN.com, Time, and The Washington Post. He is a former columnist and senior writer for The Sun News in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and he was a 2011 recipient of a Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism for stories about a child protection case. The state subsequently revamped the way it handles such cases.

The Trauma of Covering Traumatic Events

By Opinion September 11, 2017

I had increasingly intense visions of harming my wife. That’s not quite right. I had been having off-and-on images of violent events for years—seeing myself raped in prison or impaled during car crashes—and they finally became visions of hurting my … Read more