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A Renewed Commitment to Us

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

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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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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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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