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.

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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! July 28

Jul 31, 2017
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Listen Up! host Farajii Muhammad kicks off Friday's conversation with Dedrick Muhammad of the Racial Wealth Divide Initiative. They discuss the 2017 NAACP National Convention, and what impact will it have on the larger agenda facing Black America. Then, Muhammad speaks with two to of the people putting together The Basketball Tournament (TBT), which will have the 10-time NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthony as host for the championship in Baltimore. And, the official What's Good in the Hood Sports Report. 

Listen Up July 21

Jul 24, 2017
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Listen Up! Host, Faraji Muhammad speaks on this years NAACP National Convention , which is being held in Baltimore this year.

Listen Up! July 14

Jul 17, 2017
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The Ladies of Listen up! are back on the show to continue their conversation from last week. The phone lines are open. 

Listen Up! July 7

Jul 10, 2017
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Listen Up! host Farajii Muhammad talks to Raekwon, one of the founding members of the Wu-Tang Clan, about his new album The Wild.  Raekwon's tour stops in Baltimore next week. Then, its the Ladies of Listen Up! for the first Friday of the month.