Farajii Muhammad

Host, Listen Up! with Farajii Muhammad

Since 2005, Farajii Muhammad has been making his mark in broadcasting by using his weekly show, Listen Up!, as a medium to empower, inform, and uplift the consciousness of the next generation of leaders.

Farajii began working in the youth development field in 1999. As co-founder, president and spokesman for the youth-governed organization New Light Leadership Coalition (now New Learning Leadership Center), he often worked to develop young leaders, connect youth to resources, and bridge the gap between youth and local government. As a social entrepreneur, Farajii has used his passion for young people to stand as a voice for youth, advocate for their concerns, and an example of a leader and community servant.

This work has led him to serve in many avenues, including speaking at community and national events, presenting workshops at conferences across the country, and consulting with community organizers, young leaders, and political figures. 

Farajii currently serves as the Youth Empowerment Coordinator for the American Friends Service Committee in Baltimore. There, he is using his experiences, skills, and resources to develop the Young Leaders for Peace (YLP) Coalition, which will serve as a means and platform to encourage the mobilizing and organizing of young leaders to strategically address pressing social justice issues facing themselves, their peers, and their communities. 

A son of Baltimore, Farajii received an associate’s degree from Baltimore City Community College and a bachelor's in Mass Communication and Public Relations from Towson University in May 2006.

Listen Up! June 16

Jun 20, 2017
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Listen Up! host Farajii Muhammad speaks with Baltimore’s first national chess champion. Then, sports contributor Mykel Ramos has Rolling with Ramos, Father's Day style. For black music month, Muhammad talks to Abu the Flutemaker, about making instruments out of household instruments for forty years. And on the official What's Good in the Hood Street Report, Muhammad talks about the men of Ramadan.


Listen Up! June 9

Jun 12, 2017
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For the first Friday of the Month, host Farajii Muhammad is joined by the Ladies of Listen up. They discuss Mayor Pugh and Commissioner Kevin Davis’s call to action this week, in response to the ongoing violence in the city. They also discuss how you can get involved with national Veggie day next Friday. And, for Black Music Month, Muhammad features a Baltimore artist. At the end of the show, Muhammad has the What’s Good in the Hood Report.

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Listen Up! with host Farajii Muhammad focuses on the educational, political, economic, and social needs of the next generation by discussing the issues, the people and the ideas that shape our community.”

Listen Up! May 26

May 30, 2017
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Is one of your desires to be a home owner? Do you wish not only live in a home but also to buy one in the next 3 years? Maybe you’re already a home owner but started off the wrong way. This week on Listen Up! host Farajii Muhammad discusses why home buying while African American should be in your future. Muhammad dives into the details of Reginald Lewis Museum’s new homeownership program with HomeFree-USA called “Move Up in Baltimore.”

Listen Up! May 19

May 22, 2017
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Listen Up! producer Meaca Downing guest hosts for Farajii Muhammad. On this week's show: Rolling with Ramos, a discussion about an upcoming women’s conference, and a segment on sexual assault with Lady Ali.