Chauncey Bailey Project

Archive for June, 2008

Paul Cobb

Paul Cobb is publisher of the Oakland Post, and Chauncey Bailey was his editor. Bailey was investigating the finances of Your Black Muslim Bakery, and related stories, including allegations of police corruption, when he was murdered not far from the Post’s offices in downtown Oakland on Aug. 2, 2007. In January 2008, Cobb came under […]

Chauncey Bailey

Chauncey Wendell Bailey Jr., 57, was editor of the Oakland Post when he was gunned down as he walked to work downtown on Aug. 2, 2007. Police believe that the leadership or associates of Your Black Muslim Bakery were involved, because Bailey was probing the troubled organization’s finances and related matters. Devaughndre Broussard, a 19-year-old […]

Assistant Chief Howard Jordan

Assistant Chief Howard Jordan had been the Oakland Police Department’s public point man for information about the investigation of Your Black Muslim Bakery and the slaying of journalist Chauncey Bailey. In October 2007, however, Police Chief Wayne Tucker imposed a department-wide gag order. Jordan, 42, was appointed last year to the newly created position of […]

Peter Kaufman

Peter August Kaufman had been a baker for Your Black Muslim Bakery for seven years when he was slain in June 1986. Known as Usman, he was 32 years old when he was found slumped out of a red Ford van, three blocks from the bakery. He had two bullets in his brain and torso. Police suspected robbery; […]

Jane Doe 1

When Jane Doe 1 went to the Oakland Police Department for help in spring 2002, it was not for herself. She believed that her daughter had been sexually molested by the girl’s father — Yusuf Ali Bey, the founder of Your Black Muslim Bakery. Jane Doe 1 had her own story of sexual assault, however, […]

Jane Doe 4

Jane Doe 4 alleged that Yusuf Ali Bey, the founder of Your Black Muslim Bakery, sexually assaulted her as a minor in 1995. Hers was the fourth of three other Jane Doe cases that formed the basis of 27 counts of rape and sexual abuse filed in 2002 against Bey, a powerful and influential figure […]

Nisayah Yahudah

Nisayah Yahudah was known as Sister Felicia in 1968 when Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad sent her to the Bay Area to head a training program for Black Muslim women. There was Mosque 26 in San Francisco, and a short time later in Oakland, the new Mosque 26B, founded in 1970 and headed by […]

Tamon Halfin

Tamon Halfin is an associate of the Your Muslim Bakery. He is charged in three separate criminal cases ranging from real estate fraud to abduction and torture. The 21-year-old Halfin was among several bakery members arrested during a Aug. 3, 2007, police raid stemming from the Oakland kidnapping of a mother and adult daughter in […]

U.S. Trustee Tevis Thompson

Tevis Thompson, 61, was appointed the Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee for the liquidation of Your Black Muslim Bakery and its assets. Heavily mortgaged over the previous three years, the bakery had been taken into voluntary bankruptcy by Yusuf Bey IV, in an effort to stave off creditors. After failing to make required filings or make […]

Chief Wayne Tucker

As Oakland Police Department’s top cop, Wayne Tucker has taken criticism from all sides as his department continues to investigate multiple cases in the wake of the slaying of journalist Chauncey Bailey and the Aug. 3, 2007, raid on Your Black Muslim Bakery. Tucker has said police believe that members of the bakery were involved […]

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