Minister Rodney Muhammad
Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, Minister Rodney Muhammad was taken, as a child, to Operation Breadbasket. There he became a member of Operation PUSH. In 1981, he graduated with an Associates of Arts Degree in Accounting at Chicago Central College, and in 1986 he was certified as an Estate Planner and Tax Preparer. Minister Muhammad worked with many leaders in Chicago and throughout the country, and served along with others to spearhead the historic “Million Man March.” From 1988 to 1991, Minister Muhammad served as the Chief Financial Officer for the National Mosque in Chicago. Continuing his work from Chicago, Minister Muhammad presently serves as the Minister of the Delaware Valley area for Mosque no. 12 where revitalizing communities through addressing issues such as street violence and firearms have been a primary focus.
Minister Muhammad has appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX TV, among other popular media outlets for his civic leadership. He has fought against sales of 40 oz. Malt Liquor, Stop n Go’s and illegal setups throughout Philadelphia. He also has worked with previous Mayors fighting illegal gun sales and racial tensions in Philadelphia and Chicago.
Minister Muhammad has received the following honors for his dedication to serving and uplifting urban communities: Graterford Prison Service Award, ODUNDE Inc. Community Visionary Award, 200th Legislative District Recognition Award, and the Philadelphia Tribune African-American Leader Award. Minister Rodney Muhammad is currently the newly elected President of the Philadelphia NAACP where he seeks to re-establish the local chapter as a driving force in the community for political, educational, social and economic equality for all citizens.
NAACP President Featured on Comcast Newsmakers
Jill Horner speaks with Minister Rodney Muhammad, President of Philadelphia NAACP, about legislation that would remove the names of officers in cases of police shootings of civilians.
Recorded November 20, 2015