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.

BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — A House committee voted to advance a decades-long effort to create a commission to study the effects of slavery and reparations for Black Americans. 

This is the first time the bill, H.R. 40, has made it out of the Judiciary Committee since it was originally introduced by Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) in 1989.

 

The bill now moves to a full House vote.

 

(BALTIMORE, MD) — Maryland Lieutenant Governor Boyd K. Rutherford joins Farajii Muhammad to discuss policing in America and the impact the pause on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine has on the state's distribution efforts. 

Lt. Gov. Rutherford also shares a major announcement regarding his political future. 

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(BALTIMORE, MD) —During the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, a former police officer and use-of-force expert said Chauvin’s actions were justified. 

(BALTIMORE, MD) -Baltimore-area attorney Ivan Bates joins Farajii Muhammad to discuss the latest developments in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. 

 

Philonise Floyd, George Floyd’s brother helped humanize and paint a different picture of Floyd during his emotional testimony on Monday. 

 

  Attorney Bates also weighs in on the deadly shooting of Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man who was killed by Minnesota police on Sunday following a traffic stop. 

BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — Baltimore City Council President Nick Mosby joins Farajii Muhammad to address the federal investigation into his family and the council’s ongoing efforts to battle COVID-19, including the passage of legislation to assist renters. 

 

Baltimore City Council recently passed a bill that offers alternatives for renters struggling to pay security deposits. 

BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — What do you want the internet to know about you?

Farajii Muhammad talks with Stephanie Humphrey, a tech lifestyle expert and author who shares her knowledge on what not to do to build your brand online and the impact certain digital activities can have on your future.

Click below to hear about "digital footprints". 

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BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) —Rapper DMX remains on life support after suffering from a drug overdose that triggered a heart attack.

Farajii Muhammad and callers share their experiences with facing end-of-life decisions and the importance of having the dire conversation regarding life-sustaining measures and difficult family dynamics. 

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BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby joins Farajii Muhammad to discuss how she is using her power to challenge the status quo, being under investigation and how her office is redefining public safety. 

 

BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott joins Farajii Muhammad to discuss the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine mixup, the recent removal of Captain John O’Donnell’s statute in Canton Square and a host of other issues affecting Baltimore communities. 

BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — Many people are publicly sharing information about whether or not they have received the coronavirus vaccine. But is this appropriate considering the political aspects of the vaccine ? 

 

For those who are choosing not to get vaccinated, is this putting us at odds with one another? Will it become detrimental?

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BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — Sadiki Kambon, founder of the Nubian Leadership Circle joins Farajii Muhammad to discuss Black leadership and the motivation behind the virtual National Black Leadership Summit. 

BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — Baltimore-area attorney Ivan Bates joins Farajii Muhammad to discuss the latest developments in Derek Chauvin’s trial, the former Minneapolis police officer charged in the death of George Floyd. 

  

For the first hour of the show, click here.

BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — After a year-long experiment with the Covid Criminal Justice Policies, Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby says the city will no longer prosecute low-level, non-violent offenses.

 

Mosby's office says, "The policies enacted over the past year have resulted in a decrease in arrests, no adverse impact on the crime rate, and address the systemic inequity of mass incarceration".

 

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BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) —Journalist Melody Simmons with the Baltimore Business Journal joins Farajii Muhammad to provide insight on the drastic impacts of COVID-19 on Baltimore businesses and the economy. 

BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — Dr. Kathleen Page, an infectious disease specialist with Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Dr. Clifford Mitchell, Director of the Environmental Health Bureau with the Maryland Department of Health join Farajii Muhammad to address COVID-19 vaccine concerns, effectiveness and herd immunity.

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