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Your Black Muslim Bakery was ideological center, prosecutor asserts

Your Black Muslim Bakery was ideological center, prosecutor asserts

Your Black Muslim Bakery was more than a bakery. Its employees were more than employees. They were people who “found a belief system there.” Those were the riffs a prosecutor continually hit Monday during opening arguments in the trial of Richard Lewis, who is charged with taking part in the kidnapping of two women and the torture of one of them in 2007.

Jury selection to continue in bakery member’s torture-murder case

The inner workings of the former Your Black Muslim Bakery under the leadership of Yusuf Bey IV will be examined as one of his closest followers, Richard Lewis, stands trial on kidnapping and torture charges. Jury selection began last week and is scheduled to continue Monday.

Journalists to receive courage award for work on Chauncey Bailey Project

Four journalists from The Chauncey Bailey Project, an investigative campaign launched after the Oakland journalist’s 2007 killing to pursue both Bailey’s work and his killers, will be honored in March with the McGill Medal for Journalistic Courage.

Convicted killer of Your Black Muslim Bakery leader Antar Bey asks for new trial

Convicted killer of Your Black Muslim Bakery leader Antar Bey asks for new trial

The man convicted of killing the then-leader of Your Black Muslim Bakery in 2005, Antar Bey, deserves a new trial because jurors weren’t allowed to hear about an internal power struggle at the bakery that might’ve turned brother against brother, his attorney told an appeals court Tuesday.

No convictions in assault and torture case involving Your Black Muslim Bakery members

No convictions in assault and torture case involving Your Black Muslim Bakery members

A jury Monday deadlocked on assault charges against Dahood Bey, Basheer Muhammad and Ajuwon Muhammad who once were members of Your Black Muslim Bakery and acquitted Jibral Muhammad, ending a two-week trial with no convictions.

Project reporters receive journalism awards

Mary Fricker, Thomas Peele and G.W. Schulz, members of The Chauncey Bailey Project, are being honored by the Society of Professional Journalists Northern California Chapter.

Bakery members’ assault trial begins in Oakland

Bakery members’ assault trial begins in Oakland

As the assault trial of four men who were once members of the defunct Your Black Muslim Bakery began Thursday, some key questions emerged as lawyers gave opening statements: Is Dahood Bey — the man accused of planning and leading the attack and also charged with torture — the captain of a paramilitary organization and a thuggish enforcer? Or, is he a minister and landlord who rented a room to the wrong person? And can the case’s key witness — the victim, who has a criminal record, including assault of a Pittsburg police officer — be believed?

Key witness missing as kidnapping-torture trial of an associate of the former Your Black Muslim Bakery nears

Key witness missing as kidnapping-torture trial of an associate of the former Your Black Muslim Bakery nears

A convicted drug dealer described as a key defense witness in the upcoming kidnapping and torture trial of an associate of the former Your Black Muslim Bakery can’t be located and may be in fear for his life, lawyers said in court Monday.

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