Farajii Muhammad

Host, For The Culture with Farajii

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 now has broadened his resume with a new daily talk shown from 5 Pm - 7 Pm titled, For The Culture with Farajii.

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.

Leaders of Tomorrow Youth Center was founded in 2004 by Dr. Dermell M. Brunson and his childhood friend Ronald Fitzgerald. 

The non-profit organization started off as a summer workshop and has grown into a school- and community-based program for youth in Baltimore and neighboring counties. 

BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — Following tennis star Naomi Osaka’s withdrawal from the French Open due to mental health concerns and the backlash she is facing because of her decision, Farajii Muhammad and callers weigh in on self care and ‘the power of saying no’.


BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — Baltimore City Council President Nick Mosby joins Farajii Muhammad for their monthly conversation. 

The two discuss the veto of a bill that was created to offer renters more options when paying security deposits and the surge in gun violence happening across Baltimore City. 

BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — Facebook and Instagram are adjusting their features to give users the option to hide “like” counts on posts. 

The change could have a positive effect on users’ mental health. Some people applaud the new option, others are frustrated by it. 

Adam Mosseri, head of Instagram says,  it’s a project he’s been working on for a long time. 

 

BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) —  Following the one year anniversary of George Floyd’s death, Farajii Muhammad talks about using economic justice as a tool to obtain racial and social justice.

 

Is corporate America doing enough in the fight against racism ? Should Black America  expect more from major companies? 

BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — A report conducted by a sociologist at the University of Maryland states the COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically increased household demands and women are taken on the burden.

The report says, women are spending more time cleaning, shopping and caring for children and/or adults more than men. 

Farajii and callers weigh in on the topic

BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) —Maryland Lieutenant Governor Boyd Rutherford joins Farajii Muhammad to discus the gas shortage occurring across the East Coast, Maryland lifting COVID-19 restrictions and Mental Health Awareness Month. 

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BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — “Power is inextricably linked to land. That’s why our forefathers worked the land, fought for land, were burned off the land, because power is equated to land…”, says Danise Jones-Dorsey.

 

North East Housing Initiative Executive Director Garrick Good and Board President Danise Jones-Dorsey join Farajii Muhammad for a discussion on affordable housing, economic self-sufficiency and community land trust. 

 

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BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — House Majority Whip James Clyburn, (D-S.C.) is facing backlash for his comment on a policing reform bill. 

During a CNN interview, Rep. Clyburn said Democrats should not delay the new policing reform legislation even if it does not end qualified immunity.

He said, "I want to see good legislation and I know that sometimes you have to compromise... I don't want to see us throw out a good bill because we can't get a perfect bill". 

BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) —In light of Bill Gates and Melinda Gates announcing they are getting a divorce after 27 years, Farajii and callers weigh in on challenges and benefits of long-term relationships and marriage. 

BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison joins Farajii Muhammad to discuss policing in America, what his department is doing to improve police and community relations and ways society can change the culture of violence into a culture of peace.  

Baltimore Children and Youth Fund

BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) —John Morris and Kera Ritter with the Baltimore Children and Youth Fund join Farajii Muhammad to discuss the significance of the organization, funding, community resources and a recent Baltimore City Council hearing. 

BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — Residents are blaming staffing shortages within the police and fire department for lives being lost in Baltimore City.

On Sunday, multiple people were shot at Carroll Park in south Baltimore, one person was killed. 

The Baltimore Firefighter’s Union says during the shooting, there weren’t enough emergency units to send to the scene.  Baltimore City Fire Chief Niles Ford addressed the allegation saying, emergency responders arrived to the scene within minutes and did an outstanding job rendering care to the victims. 

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