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Ronald Allen

Ronald Ronnell Allen drove a delivery truck for Your Black Muslim Bakery. He was 31 when his body turned up at Berkeley’s bayside dump in April 12, 1982. His head had been nearly blown off by a shotgun. Berkeley police reopened the unsolved case in December 2007 in the wake of the slaying of Oakland Post editor […]

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 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 […]

Profiles of abuse

A look at the people, four who alleged they were sexually assaulted as adolescents, involved in civil cases against Your Black Muslim Bakery founder Yusuf Ali Bey.

Women, Part II: Testimony reveals a life of abuse, toil for women of Your Black Muslim Bakery

Women, Part II: Testimony reveals a life of abuse, toil for women of Your Black Muslim Bakery

Testimony from a civil suit contends that Yusuf Ali Bey regularly beat and raped some women and girls, who said they were kept out of school, worked long hours at the bakery and often without pay.

Fear kept Yusuf Bey abuse victims from seeking any help

Fear kept Yusuf Bey abuse victims from seeking any help

Women and girls were afraid to report Yusuf Bey’s physical and sexual abuse to authorities, because fear — and stories of others’ deaths — kept them from speaking out, they testified years later.

Reports to authorities of abuse

Reports to authorities of abuse

A parent, step-parent and other adults reported suspicions of abuse of children in proximity of Yusuf Bey or in the care of his spiritual wife, Nora Bey, in at least 10 cases, with no result.

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