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! May 19

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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. 

Listen Up! May 12

May 15, 2017
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Listen Up! host Farajii Muhammad starts the hour speaking with educator, speaker and author, Dr. Steve Perry. Muhammad and Dr. Perry discuss the state of black education, the value of black teachers in the classroom, and more. Then, the Muhammad speaks with the newest hip hop collective group in Baltimore, the Floating Stones. And closing the show is the Producer’s Pick segment with Meaca. 


Listen Up! May 5

May 8, 2017
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The Ladies of Listen Up! are on the show for the first Friday of the month. And, host Farajii Muhammad has  a special guest host for the spring membership drive.

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Listen Up! host Farajii Muhammad speaks with Dedrick Muhammad of the Racial Wealth Divide Initiative about taxes, now that tax season is over. Then, in the new Producer’s Pick segment, a discussion about the Shea Moisture commercial, Rachel Dolezal, and more. And on the What’s Good in the Hood Street Report, Muhammad checks in with the Black Vegetarian Society of Maryland. 

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Education contributor Anthony Peña gives insight about the latest research that says that black students succeed better when they have black teachers. Then, host Farajii Muhammad checks in with author and scholar Dr. Wesley Muhammad about his latest book, about understanding the assault on black manhood and black men and how to reverse the trend. And, Baltimore comedian Ty Davis explores what it means to be serious about business when it comes to being funny.