Thursday, April 05, 2007


Someone requested pics of Detroit, although I have never really been there, here ya go "The Birthplace of Motown"...


Blogger UrbanScene said...

That bar picture is strangely reminiscent of many corner bars in the Minneapolis & St. Paul area. The same pattern of brick facade, tiny windows and corner cut for the door is a very regular pattern here. Though, fortunately commercial and industrial space was well planned so that the majority of infrastructure you see is housing even if there is one dilapidated boarded up corner store. I feel for Detriot, being the spawn of the automobile industry. So much land was depleted for production use and off-shoot industries that when that era ended, almost everything was abandoned. As well, a failure of having diverse industries and slow conversion to the service sector set up a bad deal for Detroit.

4:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, my home. Detroit. Been to the bar (The 2500 Club) in the last photo many times. It's now a punk rock bar. Painted on the side of the bar, cut of on the left side of the photo, it reads "2500 Club, Sports Bar". An "X" is sprayed over "Sports" and replaced with a sprayed on "Punk", keeping its ghetto roots intact.

4:05 PM  
Blogger George du Maurier said...

There's an upside to every valley (ghetto).

The Ghetto Hardheads featured in Svengalimedia's Sexiest & Hardest Ghetto Black Male Felon Bragging Rights demonstrates this.

I am extremely excited about this year's candidates. Savannah's *Slavery Avenger* Michael 'Turtle' Thorpe is featured.

He allegedly slew the privileged Jennifer Ross in the 2005 Christmas Eve pursejacking that captured the whole nation's attention. Then, it was discovered Jennifer's privilege came from her forebearers ownership of black slaves during the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade; and, that her family never paid their slavery reparations! So, it's all VERY exciting!

Anyway, the alleged Knoxville carjackers DID make the competition! The contest editor, Kirkland Perkins, waived the rapist disqualification rule invoking the Emit Till justifiable rape clause so they could participate.

Many black ghetto nigz is still on the fence on this one; but, THEY ARE COMPETING.

That little nig from Jena just made the contest; and so did the brother who popped that racially profiling cop (Timoshenko) in Brooklyn.

It's a real exciting contest, this year.

2:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I live outside Detroit and only make into the city to watch the Tigers. I can honestly tell you that Detroit can be ugly if you wind up in the wrong spot. The majority of the homes that run along the ford freeway are burned or boarded up. Where gratiot st meets conner st, everything south until devine st is no longer even placed on a map. It is sad and unbelievable how a huge city can be just deserted. You can see for yourself on youtube by searching "a tour of detroit's ghetto"

8:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Detroit was a city built for nearly two million people at its height. Now its lucky if it can push 920,000.

4:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The second to last pic is the old train station, the very large building with all the windows out. It's rather beautiful if you ignore the tragic state of this city for a moment. I know kids that go there to explore say there are quite a few people squatting there. It's a shame that Kwame Kilpatrick didn't fulfil the change in Detroit that he could have. Instead he reduced public transportation, destroying hundreds of jobs and stranding others from getting to their jobs. He also thought that it was a good enough plan to just board up the graffiti and put all the homeless up in hotels (keeping them off the street) for the Superbowl. Nice plan, too bad it's not nearly the long term solution Detroit needs.

10:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

detroit is bad, let me tell yea

11:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it has the worst ghettos out of all of them

11:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DETROIT is where iam from and currently living and it is not the worst ghetto!! u obviously havent been to other cities like newark or queens. it is not the greatest place to live but u gotta deal with the shit.

9:26 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I've got lost in Detroit and i was scared half to death! It took almost 2 hours to get out of Detroit. I hope I never go to Detroit again.

12:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is the D for anybody you aint been there.
i dont think it's the worst.
but it's up there.

dem pic are closer to downtown.
i live on 7 Mile.
dont really be 'round there much.

6:13 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Oh, I forgot to say that i have been to queens and NYC. To much forners. Get the hell out of of here forners!(ENEMY FORNERS)

3:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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4:02 AM  
Blogger Admin said...

good pics man. check out my detroit pics and videos on my Detroit Ghetto bog here:

Detroits Ghetto Blog

9:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Detroit is amazing, straight up. The people if you get to know them really are good natured.

10:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hmmm looks exacly the same as where i live, maybe a little less ghetto though. Kitchener Ontario CANADA

7:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I lived on 8 mile my whole life and drive around the city daily looking at the ghetto detroit is bad people by far the worst i have never taken any pics tho but seeing how so many people are interested in the city i will 4 sure take some pics of the real hood of detroit

4:23 PM  
Anonymous William Thomas said...

Hello Bloggers.. I'm A Born And Raised Detroiter.. East Side.. Warren And Conner.. 26 Years Now.. Some People On Here Have Spoken So Reckless On What They Do Not Know And Understand.. Life Is Beautiful Where Ever You Make It.. Poor People In The 'Ghetto' Are Happy Too.. We Have Our Ups And Downs.. Joy And Sorrow Just Like The Rich.. But The Monetary Weath Behind Those Emotions Should Not Be Put Down.. Grow Up.. Life Is What You Make It Regardless Of What Upbringing You Have.. So Don't Talk Down On My City.. If It Scares You That Much Do Something To Change The Apperance You See.. Some Sort Of Impowerment.. Be Safe..

11:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When was this article written. Warren Evans has been gone for six months at least, and Kwame is in prison.But the city is still a ghetto.

12:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I grew up in Detroit, and even went to Wayne State and lived in the city.

People in the area need to wake up and take more responsibility for themselves.

I'm not saying the current situation is their fault, but at the same time layoffs started in what 1983-1984, and kept increasing every year. When was the last time an auto company created 100k jobs in the area.

This is the canary in the coal mine, stop giving 100% of the responsibility to the companies and the unions, everyone should of realized what was going on after 25+ years of continual layoffs. Stop trusting unions and companies with your future 100%. The canary has been chirping for a long time.

7:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you're looking for trouble in Detroit, you'll find it. If you're not, you'll be fine. Detroit is just like any other major city, but more depressed and vacant as a result of the riots.

There are some great places in the city, they're just a little harder to find.

1:05 PM  
Blogger MW said...

I am born and raised in Detroit. I currently reside about 25 miles outside of the city with my husband and children. For the last few years I had come to feel like Detroit was THEE worst ghetto around but, now I do not feel that that is true at all. Yes, there are places in the city with run down buildings and litter but, they may not be the most dangerous places to be. There aren't really any extremely bad places in Detroit where you feel like you are hyperventilating with fear. Mostly, Detroit is an eye-sore more than anything. Of course there are hot spots around the city and Detroit is a large and very diverse city. It is obviously very urban in many areas but, not all dangerous. In Detroit, you can be in an eye-sore neighborhood, drive up the block- 3 blocks or around the corner 3 streets and be starring at million dollar homes. The people of Detroit are good-natured, comedic, dramatic folk but some people do bad things. Do I believe that it is the worst looking and most dangerous? Not by a longshot. I have done some research on ghettos in New York and I was
floored at the photos, the videos, and

literature of which I have witnessed. In Harlem, the photos are third world and was heartbreaking to see. I am visiting New York for the first time in a few weeks and I can witness firsthand. I'll take photos.

10:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Makes u glad to be anywhere but there.....

9:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would think....or at least hope that the pistons,tigers and lions would pitch in to clean up their namesake...pi- ti-ful .Shame on you wealthy detroit..dont get me wrong dont do it all for em but instead give them a hand up instead of a handout.....god bless...

9:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They're no place on earth that's free of any of this...the country is full of problems! We are no different from any other big city except its majority black. Don't fall for the banana in the tail pipe!

7:46 PM  

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