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...read more
A cultural shift has happened in Baton Rouge, L.A., which welcomed Vegan Friendly Foods to the capital area on December 1st. With an influx of individuals aspiring to live a healthier life, a vegan restaurant was a nice addition to the plethora of meat heavy menus to...read more
#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...read more
#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...read more
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...read more
#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...read more
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...read more
via The Atlantic November 13, 2018 by Edward-Isaac Dovere Article Byline: Most of the winners are under 40. And most seem likely to run for even higher offices down the line Read More HERE © Copyright 2018 MetroMorphosis. Website Design by...read more
Guest Column via The Advocate November 13, 2018 by Raymond Jetson MetroMorphosis’ Chief Executive Catalyst, Raymond Jetson, recently penned an op-ed for The Advocate about the untimely shooting death of a 6-year-old Baton Rouge boy, Jahiem Holliday. For far too many...read more
WorldWide Transformation: Ex-NFL Player and Voting Rights Advocate Colin Allred Wins/’ Congressional Seat via Mic.com
Article Excerpt:Allred was a hometown hero who played linebacker at Hillcrest High School in Texas. He went on to play college football at Baylor before starting his NFL career with the Tennessee Titans in 2006. He retired from the league in 2010 and earned a law...read more
Often, the same people are highlighted time and time again, and often, it is well deserved. But, there is so much work being done on the ground that doesn't make the news. In the first episode of 2019, Raymond A. Jetson is joined by the first group of...
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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