Archive for February, 2010
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.