Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Your Black Muslim Bakery Is Back In Business

By Robert Gammon
Tue, May 5, 2009 at 1:03 PM

We should have noted this earlier, but members of the defunct Your Black Muslim Bakery have opened a new bakery on Martin Luther King Jr. Way in North Oakland called Your Community Café & Bakery, according to the Chauncey Bailey Project. The project reported on the new bakery at 4501 MLK in a story over the weekend about associates of the original bakery running afoul of the law. In other words, the bakery is back in business in more ways than one.

The new bakery is being run by Jamal Bey, who was caught up in the 2005 liquor store vandalism spree that also ensnared Yusuf Bey IV, the alleged mastermind of the murder of journalist Chauncey Bailey. And guess who is baking all the new goodies for the new cafe? None other than Daulet Bey, Bey IV's mother and one of the widows of the elder Yusuf Bey, founder of the original bakery who died while facing charges of raping young girls. Daulet Bey also used to be the main baker at the old bakery on San Pablo Avenue before it went bankrupt.

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