10 indicted on charges involving illegal ‘straw purchasing’ of firearms in Michigan
Ten people were indicted on charges involving the alleged “straw purchasing” of firearms -- that means they are accused of illegally purchasing weapons for a buyer who was unable to legally purchase the weapons themselves.
Detroit’s historic WGPR-TV station helped amplify Black voices for decades
DETROIT – For decades, WGPR-TV in Detroit provided a distinct perspective as the first Black-owned TV station in the country. It was a movement spearheaded by Karen Hudson Samuels, who worked as the station’s news director for years. He sold several properties to raise enough money, with which he launched the TV station in 1975. “My mom said to call the station and talk to Karen Hudson or Joe Spencer,” James Jackson said. WGPR aired its last TV show in 1995, offering a distinctly Black perspective for three decades.