Deric Muhammad believes that man is given power for one reason; and that is to serve others. Muhammad is an accomplished Houston-based Activist/Organizer who addresses issues on Social Justice, Black Male Development, Police Brutality, Racial Inequality and a host of other critical topics. Muhammad prides himself in being an “on the ground watchman” of Freedom, Justice and Equality for the Black community and other poor, underserved, disenfranchised communities, as well. A native Houstonian, Deric grew up on the rough and tumble streets of Northeast Houston. At the age of 11 his father died and his mother struggled with an addiction to drugs that she, later in life, overcame. Deric was raised in an environment where drugs, gang violence, prostitution, police brutality and other “social cancers” were prominent. This is important to know, because it verifies that Muhammad addresses the issues of Black America based on vast knowledge from personal experience. Like countless Black men who came before him, he changed his life around through his studies as a member of the Nation of Islam. Deric has been seen and heard on CNN, BBC, FOX News, ABC, CBS, NBC, Chicago’s Tribune, The New York Times, (and the list goes on) addressing issues related to the Black struggle. In 2009, he released a critically-accclaimed documentary entitled “Raising Boys: Tips for Single Moms” that highlighted the plight of single mothers raising sons without the help and presence of a man. Also an accomplished writer, his opinion editorials frequent the pages of the internationally-distributed Final Call Newspaper and theregionally-distributed African-American News & Issues. A developing author, Muhammad has 3 projects in the works.
1). Raising Boys: Tips for Single Moms (the purse-sized booklet)
2). Escaping THE TRAP: 10 Traps Black Males Must Escape to Survive and Succeed in America and
3). “Cursing on Church Grounds”: A Collection of Controversial Opinion Editorials by Mr. Muhammad.
Deric maintains a blog at You can connect with him on Twitter at