Urban Renewal 


“Talkin’ Shop”: MetroMorphosis Barbershop Talk Series

For decades the Black barbershop has been regarded as a sanctuary of sorts for African American men to discuss everything from sports to politics to relationship advice. A few months back the team at MetroMorphosis began a series of barbershop talks to converse with...

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#CulturalExchange: Dr. Tamiara Wade

#CulturalExchange: Short Interviews w/ Local Change AgentsDr. Tamiara Wade is the President of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. – Metropolitan Baton Rouge ChapterUrban Renewal: For those who are unfamiliar with you, who is Dr. Tamiara Wade and what are...

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#CulturalExchange: Ronaldo Hardy

#CulturalExchange: Short Interviews w/ Local Change AgentsRonaldo Hardy is the pastor at Love Alive ChurchUrban Renewal: For those unfamiliar with you, who is Ronaldo Hardy and what are the driving forces behind your work?Ronaldo Hardy:  People know me for my work as...

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#CulturalExchange: Chris Tyson

Mini Interview with local change agent Chris Tyson, President and CEO, East Baton Rouge Redevelopment Authority and Newman Trowbridge Distinguished Professor of Law, LSU Law CenterUrban Renewal: For those unfamiliar with you and your work, who is Chris Tyson and what...

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Metro Message: #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the...

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#CulturalExchange: Kina Reed

Mini Interviews w/ Local Change Agent Kina Reed, founder of Hey Sis, a monthly sister circle of African American women in Baton RougeUrban Renewal:  How would you describe who Kina Reed is as an individual, a professional and a community advocate?Kina Reed: I would...

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Episode 0: The Pilot

What is Urban Renewal? Chief Executive Catalyst and Urban Renewal Podcast host, Raymond A. Jetson engages listeners in important, thought- provoking, and action- inducing conversation. A podcast with a decidedly- urban perspective, Urban Renewal focuses on...


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