Chauncey Bailey Project

Archive for June, 2008

Daulet Bey

Daulet Bey, 50, is the mother of eight children of the late Yusuf Ali Bey. Two of her sons, Antar and Yusuf Ali Bey IV, successively took control of Your Black Muslim Bakery and its enterprises after the elder Bey’s handpicked successor mysteriously disappeared and then turned up dead in the Oakland hills. Born Diane […]

Farieda Bey

Farieda Parveen Bey was Yusuf Ali Bey’s legal wife for more than 20 years. She was also known as Bernice O. Stephens, owing to her marriage to Bey when he used his given name, Joseph Stephens. Farieda Bey bore three of Bey’s 42 children, and held various positions in family-related businesses. Farieda Bey and one of Bey‘s […]

Antron Thurman

Antron Thurman, also known as Tony Donald, has been involved in several questionable Bay Area real estate deals with his wife, Esperanza Johnson. Johnson lived and worked at Your Black Muslim Bakery for 20 years and bore three of founder Yusuf Ali Bey’s 42 children. Among a half-dozen cases in which Thurman or Johnson have […]

Esperanza Johnson

Esperanza Johnson is the birth name of one of the spiritual wives of Yusuf Ali Bey, founder of Your Black Muslim Bakery, but she is known by many others. Using the Johnson name, she and her current husband, Antron Thurman, have been linked to allegations of more than a half-dozen questionable real estate deals. No […]

John Muhammad Bey

John Muhammad Bey, 44 is the former head of UD Security, part of the multi-faceted empire of Your Black Muslim Bakery. Born John Garin Ayers, he was a “spiritually adopted son” and old-guard confidante of bakery founder Yusuf Ali Bey I, who built a business empire of bakery outlets, dry cleaning and security companies in […]

Sgt. Derwin Longmire

Oakland Police Sgt. Derwin Longmire is a 22-year veteran of the department. His friendship with Yusuf Bey IV, CEO of the bankrupt Your Black Muslim Bakery, raised eyebrows in some quarters following the interrogation of Devaughndre Broussard, the alleged killer of Oakland Post editor Chauncey Bailey. The 19-year-old Broussard, a bakery handyman, was swept up with […]

Officer James Saleda

Officer James Saleda was a 12-year veteran of the Oakland Police Department in June 2002 when a 34-year-old woman told him her 18-year-old daughter had been sexually abused by her father — Yusuf Ali Bey, the patriarch of the politically powerful and influential enterprise Your Black Muslim Bakery. For 30 years there had been intermittent […]

The Jane Does

In 2002, Yusuf Ali Bey was charged with more than two dozen counts of raping and sexually abusing four minor girls over 20 years. The 66-year-old founder of Your Black Muslim Bakery, who had built an empire of bakery outlets, dry-cleaning service, security company and real estate holdings, had won political support and admiration for […]

Jane Doe 3

Jane Doe 3 was a troubled 13-year-old when she applied to work at Your Black Muslim Bakery in 1994. She, along with Jane Doe 1, 2 and 4, formed the basis of 27 counts of sexual abuse charges levied in 2002 against the politically powerful Yusuf Ali Bey, who had built the bakery and its […]

Jane Doe 2

Jane Doe 2 was 10 years old and her sister 9 when their father divorced and took them to live with Yusuf Ali Bey at Your Black Muslim Bakery in 1978. Their former stepmother was a Black Muslim who had worked at the bakery years ago and had had a daughter by Bey, they testified. […]

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