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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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. 

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Listen Up! host Farajii Muhammad talks about the life, legacy, and impact of Charlie Murphy. Morgan State University students review Kendrick Lamar's new album. Muhammad has the official What's Good in the Hood Report. And, Morgan State University has announced this year's commencement speaker.

Listen Up! April 7

Apr 10, 2017
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The Ladies of Listen Up! are on the air for the first Friday of the month. They speak with Black Womyn Rising, one of Baltimore's radical intergenerational groups. And, Mykel Ramos has Rolling with Ramos.

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The Ladies of Listen up bring you a conversation about entrepreneurship. They speak with Derrick Muhammad about  diversity in entrepreneurship. Then, Percy Addo of Insource LLC talks about the hustle, struggle, and success of becoming a young entrepreneur. Davy J, owner of Lunch Table, also joins the conversation. 

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Host Faraji Muhammad opens the show with highlights from last week’s HBCUs Night in Annapolis Prep Rally. Muhammad reported live from the rally, and spoke with a few student leaders. Then, a Women’s History Month segment with Nerra Muhammad, the sports report on Rolling with Ramos.