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The Search for the Next Superintendent: An Open Letter

The Search for the Next Superintendent: An Open Letter

Of the 23 applicants for the Superintendent position that is currently open in East Baton Rouge Parish School System (EBRPSS), a number of them are highly qualified with decades of experience in education. A Texas consulting firm recommended 14 of them to continue in...

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The Last 100 Hours

The Last 100 Hours

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY A working committee of the grassroots organization Urban Congress on African American Males in Baton Rouge volunteered to provide an independent review of the Louisiana Department of Public Safety & Corrections (DoC) pilot 100-hr Pre-Release...

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A Community Response to Disrupting Violence

A Community Response to Disrupting Violence

There has been much discussion in recent weeks around the subject of violence in the Baton Rouge community. Elected officials, law enforcement leaders, clergy, community activists, and community members from all walks of life have offered their thoughts on this...

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Hair & Health Highlighted In The Advocate

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 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

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

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

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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Podcast

Urban Renewal Podcast Episode 12: Changing the Terrain

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 10: The Politics of the Barbershop

Urban Renewal Podcast Episode 10: The Politics of the Barbershop

As we continue to unpack this year's Urban Congress theme of "The Village Renewed", Raymond A. Jetson sits down with Congress delegates and community activists Eugene Collins and Vernard Sterling who facilitate Barbershop Talks to discuss their role in...

Urban Renewal Podcast Episode 9: Creating Equitable Living Space

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 the East...

Urban Renewal Podcast Episode 8: Changes Takes Creativity

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

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...

 

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