Archive for August, 2009
Yusuf Bey IV tried several times last year to persuade one of his former followers from Your Black Muslim Bakery not to testify against him in a kidnapping and torture case, recorded telephone calls reveal. Sometimes cajoling, sometimes making veiled threats, Bey IV repeatedly asked Kahlil Raheem not to cooperate with prosecutors even if it meant that Raheem would be locked up.
A judge on Friday shot down Yusuf Bey IV’s attempt to dismiss kidnapping and torture charges against him, quickly ruling that there remains “incredibly damaging” evidence.
Oakland’s police chief-to-be was formally introduced Monday at an afternoon news conference in Mayor Ron Dellums’ office. “This is a very learned and scholarly person who is brilliant, competent and capable, who has the respect of his fellow police officers in Long Beach and respect for the community,” Dellums said.
Commentary: Good luck, chief. Welcome to Oakland.
Mayor Ron Dellums announced Wednesday that Long Beach police Chief Anthony Batts will be Oakland’s next top cop. He will begin his tenure in September.
TAMPA, FLA. – August 8, 2009 – The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) announced that The Chauncey Bailey Project won two of its annual Salute to Excellence Awards tonight at a gala at the Tampa Convention Center, host to the organization’s 2009 Annual Convention and Career Fair.
Alfonza Phillips, convicted of murdering Antar Bey in 2005, says his conviction should be overturned because he was denied the chance to claim at trial that Bey actually was ordered slain by his own brother, Yusuf Bey IV, in a fratricidal power struggle for control of Oakland’s Your Black Muslim Bakery.
The pain of their brother’s slaying remains acute for journalist Chauncey Bailey’s siblings two years after officials say he was killed in an effort to stop him from writing about Your Black Muslim Bakery in the Oakland Post.
Two years after he was gunned down at 14th and Alice streets, Chauncey Bailey is still listed as editor of the Oakland Post in the newspaper’s masthead. No one at the Post wants to let him go.
Chauncey Bailey’s brother, Mark M. Cooley, marks the second anniversary of his brother’s death with a poem.