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Hair & Health Highlighted In The Advocate

“Black men’s attention to their health leaves a lot to be desired," Jetson said, "and hypertension is especially an issue for people of color.” So now when guys head to the barbershop — so far 10 are participating — they also can have their blood pressure checked and...

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LaunchBR Pitch Competition

LaunchBR is hosting its first ever Pitch Competition for graduates of the LaunchBR program on Thursday, June 27 at Cristo Rey Franciscan High from 6-8pm. The participants in the pitch event will have the opportunity pitch lawn care, landscaping and horticulture...

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HORTICULTURE LICENSING CLASSES

LaunchBR, an entrepreneurial initiative of MetroMorphosis,  will be offering classes for entrepreneurs in the horticulture industry interested in obtaining their licence. Classes will be held on Sundays starting June 9th at 4163 North Blvd. (MetroMorphosis office)....

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Urban Congress Barbershop Talks

Each month the Urban Congress of African American Males gathers men from around Baton Rouge in five different barbershop locations for ONE Purpose! We are encouraging Black men in the area to join us for the monthly Barbershop Talks to help plan what transformation...

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The Village Does Not Exist In Isolation | Op-Ed

by Donney RoseMay 2, 2019Just 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...

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A Renewed Commitment to Us

by Donney RoseYesterday (April 11) the city of Los Angeles and the global hip hop community bid farewell to slain rapper, Nipsey Hussel. Hussel, who was gunned down on March 31st in front of the clothing store he owned, was a beacon of hope and inspiration for the...

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2019 Urban Congress General Convening: What To Expect

The Urban Congress on African American Males is hosting the fourth annual General Convening, Saturday April 13 at the McKinley Alumni Center. The theme of the convening, “The Village Renewed,” is attributed to the continued pursuit of partnership and collaboration in...

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Pitch Event | May 11 | LaunchBR Graduates

Saturday, May 11th LaunchBR will host a "Pitch" event for graduates of the first cohort. LaunchBR is a business development initiative of MetroMorphosis that seeks to expand minority and woman owned businesses.  This event is free and open to the public. Attendees...

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Podcast

Urban Renewal Podcast Episode 12: Changing the Terrain

We are continuing the conversation around the notion of "The Village Renewed". Raymond is joined by another Baton Rouge leader to discuss the key ingredients of the village, how we strengthen the village and how we renew it. Guest(s): Sam Sanders,...

Urban Renewal Podcast Episode 9: Creating Equitable Living Space

Last month, the Urban Congress on African- American Males hosted its Annual Convening. The theme for the Convening and for the Urban Congress year is "The Village Renewed".  In this episode of Urban Renewal, Raymond A. Jetson sits down with J. Daniels of...

Urban Renewal Podcast Episode 8: Changes Takes Creativity

Raymond A. Jetson continues his conversation with organizational partners about the importance of building with the community and how one organization uses creativity to bring about change in Baton Rouge.Guest(s): Casey Phillips, Executive Director of the...

Urban Renewal Podcast Episode 7: The Power of WE

MetroMorphosis believes that solutions to society's most pressing challenges must emerge organically and be owned by those closest to the challenge. "Transforming Urban Communities from Within" is more than just a tagline. It is our mission and our...

Urban Renewal Podcast Episode 5: The Power of Sisterhood

In honor of Women's History Month, Raymond A. Jetson sits down with Kina Reed, founder of HeySis! to discuss the importance of sacred spaces for women.Guest(s): Kina ReedRelease Date: 3.13.19Produced by: Parachute and Donney Rose for...

 

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