Author Archives : 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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“A MOTHERS CRY”…Baton Rouge Welcomes Sybrina Fulton

Brother Deric delivered the keynote address to a packed house in attendance at “A Mothers Cry”; a panel discussion about the effects of violence on inner-city families. The event was hosted by Arthur “Silky Slim” Reed and Stop the Killing Inc. Guests included Sybrina Fulton (mother of Trayvon Martin), RCA recording artist “Dee-1″, Michael Bell […]


THE HUFFINGTON POST REPORTS: Officer J. Castro Walks Free After Killing Unarmed Jordan Baker

Officer Juventino Castro Will Walk Free After Killing Unarmed Man Jordan Baker A Texas grand jury has officially cleared an officer of any wrongdoing after he fatally shot an unarmed man back in January. Officer Juventino Castro will face no charges in the deadly shooting of 26-year-old Jordan Baker, Chron News reports. Activist Deric Muhammad embraces Renae […]

Activist Deric Muhammad gives a hug of reassurance to Jordan Baker Jr. and his mother Ranee Tran.