OPINION: A Call to Older Black Men: It’s Time to Fight for Youth

MetroMorphosis In the News

By Raymond A. Jetson for Next Avenue Just a few weeks ago, 24 African-American teenage boys from a local high school in my Baton Rouge, La. community were recommended for suspension. Their crime: participating in a “fight club.” They were not involved in street fights, nor was there any intent to harm anyone. They were simply …

Barbershops’ Hair & Health provides easy health monitoring for African-American men

MetroMorphosis In the News

BY PAM BORDELON for The Advocate “It’s the African-American male’s country club — the original man cave.” That’s how the Rev. Raymond Jetson, founder of the nonprofit MetroMorphosis, describes the barbershop, that place where men of color hang out even when they don’t necessarily need a trim. It’s where he turned to launch Hair & Health, a program …

The Village Does Not Exist In Isolation | Op-Ed

MetroMorphosis In the News

by Donney Rose May 2, 2019 Just over three weeks ago the Urban Congress on African American Males, an initiative of MetroMorphosis, hosted its annual General Convening. The convening’s theme, #TheVillageRenewed, permeated the course of the day as guest speakers and delegates of the Congress articulated at great length the value of restoration/renewal of African …

Reclaim elders as leaders and mentors

MetroMorphosis In the News

By Raymond Jetson | Published in The Advocate Last week, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and Chief Murphy Paul announced a plan to establish an advisory council to the chief, “to advise and support the police chief in another effort to improve community-police relations and boost law enforcement transparency.” The suggestion was offered by a diverse …

Community column for Aug. 21

MetroMorphosis In the News

By George Morris, The Advocate Black Out Loud Conference held in BR The inaugural Black Out Loud Conference celebrated black visibility in the arts, media and activism on Aug. 10-12 in Baton Rouge. Local poet, activist and teaching artist Donney Rose hosted the conference, which was sponsored by the Urban Congress on African American Males in Baton Rouge, …

OUR TURN: Urban Congress

MetroMorphosis In the News

By WAFB Staff| April 12, 2016 at 3:39 PM CDT – Updated July 1 at 2:50 PM  BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) – Let’s talk about something positive that is happening in our community this weekend. MetroMorphosis, a non-profit in Baton Rouge, is hosting a conference on the state of African American males in our community. Reservations for …