By Mina Bloom and Ariel Cheung Photography by Sebastián Hidalgo Lesley Gonzalez grew up in Chicago’s historically Latino neighborhood [...]
By Bert Stratton Photo by Maddie McGarvey The Cleveland Tenants Organization, after 43 years of advocating for Cleveland renters, shut [...]
In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, thousands of Puerto Ricans have sought refuge in Chicago. Here’s what one woman had to navigate to get her family settled.
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By Gregory D. Smith Photograph by Lloyd DeGrane Walking these crowded streets Feeling like I’m always in court Being judged [...]
In Today’s Ohio, ‘Home Rule’ Is Not About Cities Being Self-Governed; It’s Cover For State Officials Moving Economic Growth To The Exurbs
By Tom Bier Photo by Maddie McGarvey In my new book, Housing Dynamics in Northeast Ohio: Setting the Stage for [...]
Apple Holler is an 80-acre pick-your-own orchard destination just off of Interstate 94 in Sturtevant, Wisconsin, about midpoint on the main highway connecting Milwaukee and Chicago’s northern suburbs.
We all think we know what the suburbs are like: affluent, conservative, orderly, and a bit dull. To describe a [...]
What the history of one Cleveland neighborhood can teach us about race and housing inequality.
While the USA wrestles with the politics and policies of immigration and refugees, Belt presents nine moving essays about refugees living throughout the Rust Belt…
When I was twelve years old my paper route took me all through the area around Sixty-Ninth and Cedar in the heart of Cleveland's black neighborhood, where my younger brother Carl and I lived on the first floor of a rickety old house with our mom, Louise, and our grandmother, Fannie Stone.
A few years ago, Vanessa German sat on her front porch working on the sculptures for which she’s become well known -- complex black Madonnas made of found objects.