“A.S.A.P.” Book Release a Big Success


Friday July 25th was the “due date” for the birth of Deric Muhammad’s first book, “A.S.A.P.” (A Street Activist’s Perspective). As anticipated, a groundswell of support for this project and it’s author made itself manifest at Aunt Bea’s Restaurant, where the gathering was held. Family, friends and community came “out of the woodwork” to show support. Below are a few photos,

Rapper, TRAE tha TRUTH came by the wish Muhammad success.

Rapper, TRAE tha TRUTH came by the wish Muhammad successures:

Minister Robert Muhammad and Jeff Boney, of the Forward Times Newspaper, picked up copies of the new book

Minister Robert Muhammad and Jeff Boney, of the Forward Times

Congressman Al Green sent a gift in honor of the occasion. Crystal Webster (shown) is his district coordinator.

Congressman Al Green sent a gift in honor of the occasion. Crystal Webster (shown) is his district coordinator.

Muhammad signs early copies of the new book

Muhammad signs early copies of the new book “A.S.A.P.” (A Street Activist’s Perspective).

Deric with his 85 year old grandmother at the ASAP Book Release.

Deric with his 85 year old grandmother at the ASAP Book Release.

85 year old Myrtle Ross purchases the first copy of ASAP from her grandson, Deric Muhammad

85 year old Myrtle Ross purchases the first copy of ASAP from her grandson, Deric Muhammad


About Deric Muhammad

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 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 these issues based on vast knowledge and 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. Muhammad hosts an annual “Smart’n Up” Black Male Summit that deals with the unique issues that Black men and boys face in society. In 2009 he independently produced and starred in a critically acclaimed documentary called “Raising Boys: Tips for Single Moms” that addressed the plight of Black women raising sons in the absence of a father. He recently launched a Houston-based Black Male Initiative called Project FORWARD that focuses on Stopping Inner-City Violence and creating Economic Development. His writings have been published in many newspapers and he is currently working on his first self-published book. Muhammad has been, for years, seen on local and national television stations addressing the tough issues faced by Black people in America. He says that he is unashamed of his love for Black people and thanks God every day for giving him the honor of serving his community.

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