Hamtramck: Where Diversity Rules

Residents of Hamtramck say they know the secret to a peaceful existence among those of varied cultural backgrounds and faiths: close living. On Evaline Street, cream-colored homes with balconies stand a few feet apart ...

2016-01-14T23:00:13+00:00 January 15th, 2016|

Caring For All Parts: Hadad Farm

On the east side of Detroit sits an old two-story house washed sky blue. The paint is chipped and the windows are barred with thick grey metal. It is my grandmother’s house of over fifty years.

2016-01-14T21:21:14+00:00 December 18th, 2015|

Happy Birthday, Jackass!

It is with great pride that we at Belt announce the birth of our newest book: Aaron Foley's How to Live in Detroit Without Being a Jackass, which officially hits the streets today.

2015-12-01T10:15:55+00:00 December 1st, 2015|

Police Story

The record store was about two miles from our neighborhood and about one mile beyond the city limits. As teenagers a friend and I would go there whenever we had a little money ...

2015-11-25T07:45:39+00:00 November 25th, 2015|

Planting Seeds of Hope

In 1988, We in Detroit were at one of the great turning points in history. Detroit’s deindustrialization, devastation, and depopulation had turned the city into a wasteland ...

2015-10-15T09:46:00+00:00 October 8th, 2015|