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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This week on Listen Up! host Farajii Muhammad begins the show covering how Native Americans gathered during this month's Women's March. Then, more on Women's History Month in the new segment For Us By Us with Nerra Muhammad. Then a discussion about the Baltimore Education Deficit and how it will effect the children of Baltimore. And finally, the What's Good in the Hood Street Report.

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Host Farajii Muhammad begins the show discussing the latest developments in the HBCU Matters Initiative. Muhammad talks with Ramsey Harris of PNC Bank about PNC Banks' Community Conversation: Embracing the Entrepreneur in You. Nerra Muhammad, one of the Ladies of Listen Up!, introduces her new segment: For Women, By Women. Hollywood Dani has the latest on entertainment news: Chance the Rapper, Get Out the movie, and more. And at the end of the show, Muhammad has the What's Good in the Hood Street Report.

Listen Up! Feb 24

Feb 27, 2017
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Listen Up! host Farajii Muhammad opens the show discussing the racial wealth divide in Baltimore with Dedrick Muhammad of CFED. Then, Listen up! introduces a new segment: School Daze. On School Daze, hosts Lady Aali and Hollywood Dani talk about life at an HBCU. And then, Muhammad has the official What’s Good in the Hood Street report.

Listen Up! Feb 17

Feb 20, 2017
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Listen Up! host Farajii Muhammad opens the show with a conversation about the HBCU Matters movement. Muhammad speaks with one of its organizers, Dejuan Patterson, about the latest Maryland Senate Bill 712 that’s addressing state funding for Historically Black Institutions, and the prep rally that was held here in Baltimore this week to make the community, especially students, aware of what is effecting their education. Next, Muhammad has a recap of this past Sunday’s Grammy Awards; Rollin with Ramos has the scoop on everything from the Patriots to the All Star Weekend; and Muhammad has the What’s Good in the Hood Street Report.

Listen Up! Feb 10

Feb 13, 2017
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This week on Listen Up! host Farajii Muhammad talks about the culture of violence and how it pervades the Morgan State University community, especially in light of the five men who lost their lives earlier this semester. Muhammad speaks with Dr. Ray Winbush, student leaders, and the mother of Marcus Edwards, one of the slain students.

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