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My Brother, You Matter

My Brother, You Matter

A recent study from the East Baton Rouge Coroner's Office showed a dramatic increase in Black male suicides within the past seven years. On Tuesday, March 25th a host of community leaders and organizations will host My Brother, You Matter, a gathering designed to shed...

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SAVE THE DATE | GENERAL CONVENING

SAVE THE DATE | GENERAL CONVENING

The Urban Congress on African American Male is hosting its annual General Convening on Saturday, April 13 at the McKinley Alumni Center. The theme of this year's convening, #TheVillageRenewed, speaks to the power of the collective on one accord to make change happen....

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Tracing Our Roots: BB & PF

Tracing Our Roots: BB & PF

Tracing Our Roots: BB & PFBy: Moon MuhammadOn the outskirts of Florida Blvd, nestled behind a timeless American Pawn Shop, is the home of African based restaurant BB & PF – Bean Burgers and Plantain Fries. I was introduced to this restaurant by a local friend...

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Images From The Village | General Convening Selfie Campaign

Images From The Village | General Convening Selfie Campaign

The Urban Congress is gearing up for the annual General Convening on Saturday, April 13th and request selfie images of African American males in Baton Rouge living daily within their respective villages. Please send your "Images From The Village" selfie to...

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Pre-Release Assessment with Formerly Incarcerated Persons

   The Urban Congress is currently conducting two research projects: A 100-hr Pre-Release Assessment with Formerly Incarcerated Persons and an interview of male participants of the Urban Congress and other Community activists/workers who are partnered in...

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#TheRecap: February Barbershop Talks

#TheRecap: February Barbershop Talks

On Monday, February 18th nearly 70 African American males gathered across five barbershops in the Baton Rouge area to talk about what is necessary to engage in "Building The Village". The Urban Congress on African American Males in Baton Rouge hosted the February...

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Podcast

Urban Renewal Podcast Episode 5: The Power of Sisterhood

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...

Urban Renewal Podcast Episode 4: Honoring the Legacy (Part 2)

Urban Renewal Podcast Episode 4: Honoring the Legacy (Part 2)

Part 2 of our first live episode, recorded at the 2019 MLK Festival of Service, in which Raymond A. Jetson sits down with elected officials and community activists and advocates to discuss the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Guest(s): Councilwoman...

Urban Renewal Podcast Episode 3: Honoring the Legacy (Part 1)

Urban Renewal Podcast Episode 3: Honoring the Legacy (Part 1)

In our first live episode, recorded at the 2019 MLK Festival of Service, Raymond A. Jetson sits down with elected officials and community activists and advocates to discuss the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Guest(s): Mayor Sharon Weston Broome;...

Episode 0: The Pilot

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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