Author Archive: Eric Donald Hackley

Eric Hackley is a veteran independent journalist, television show host and producer focusing largely on history, particularly family history in the black community. His award-winning public access television shows have featured a host of local and national icons. Hackley can be contacted at hackonomicstv@gmail.com.

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Fort Wayne Black History Conversations: Dorothy Cole discusses earliest memories growing up in Benoit, Miss.

Fort Wayne Black History Conversations: Dorothy Cole discusses earliest memories growing up in Benoit, Miss.

| January 14, 2015

Overcoming the trauma of abuse ERIC HACKLEY: What are your earliest memories? DOROTHY COLE: I can remember my mom buying flour and cornmeal in 25-pound bags.  And, what they did was made me a cotton sack out of the flour bag. I wasn’t allowed to chop cotton, but I was picking cotton at the age of three. […]

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Video: Eric Hackley interviews Mrs. King on good credit

Video: Eric Hackley interviews Mrs. King on good credit

| January 7, 2015

In my years of being in business, Mrs. King has the highest credit scores that I have ever seen. In this interview, Mrs. King shares her philosophical insights into how she lives comfortably and basically stress free, knowing that creditors and banks are lined up anxiously waiting to loan her whatever amount of money she wants.

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Where’s ‘Black Justice’ in Fort Wayne?

Where’s ‘Black Justice’ in Fort Wayne?

| January 6, 2015

  By Eric D. Hackley In this instance, I am not questioning the absence of Justice for Black people in Fort Wayne, Indiana and America. I’m asking a question of, where’s the Brother who was holding the protest sign indicating the need for “Black Justice.” This gentleman had some very legitimate concerns that should be […]

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Fort Wayne Black History Conversations: Mrs. King and financial liberation

Fort Wayne Black History Conversations: Mrs. King and financial liberation

| January 2, 2015

By Eric D. Hackley I recently had a very interesting conversation with Mrs. King, a Central High School graduate and retiree from the Indiana State Development Center, commonly known as State School. This is what she had to say: ERIC HACKLEY: Mrs. King many of us folks with a history in Fort Wayne know about […]

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Happy New Year 2015

Happy New Year 2015

| January 1, 2015

By Eric D. Hackley Dear Readers of Frost Illustrated and the Hackley Report: I’ve sincerely enjoyed challenging the local downtown statuesque mindset and the Willie Lynch Slave Mentality of scared blacks in Fort Wayne who are praying to Jesus waiting on Him to perform the miracle of Universal Love, Peace and Tranquility.  And, I’m also […]

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End of 2014 Black Community Forum at the Pontiac Branch Library

End of 2014 Black Community Forum at the Pontiac Branch Library

| December 22, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Television show host and journalist Eric Hackley is scheduled to host an “End of the 2014″ open mic Black Community Forum and conduct individual interviews from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.,  Friday, Dec. 26 and Saturday Dec. 27 at the Pontiac Branch Library 2215 S. Hanna St.  All are welcome and admission is free. […]

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Open Letter to Northeast Indiana and Downtown Fort Wayne political and business leaders

Open Letter to Northeast Indiana and Downtown Fort Wayne political and business leaders

| November 14, 2014

By Eric D. Hackley Dear Visionaries, I can no longer maintain my silence concerning what looks like to me as a Northeast Indiana history re-write. I encourage everyone to go to www.neindiana.com/workshop/. Please read about their “Our-Story” Project. {Yes it’s called Our-Story} . In my opinion, this “project” as stated is dangerous, lacks substance, it is […]

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Violence, killing: The ‘hidden’ centerpiece of Fort Wayne history

Violence, killing: The ‘hidden’ centerpiece of Fort Wayne history

| September 4, 2014

By Eric D. Hackley Everyday it seems as though if the police aren’t on the TV news killing black people, black people are on the TV news killing black people. The one thing Fort Wayne’s blacks never seem to do is to take a momentary peek at our local history for insights into this violence […]

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Community initiative recommendation from ‘War on Willie Lynch Community Forum’

Community initiative recommendation from ‘War on Willie Lynch Community Forum’

| July 11, 2014

Bike trails a key issue for community health, well being By Eric D. Hackley Starting out today’s forum is a response from Edward Young. Pay close attention how the broader idea of “Black Unity” evolves and makes sense to be the centerpiece of a movement liberate ourselves from Willie Lynch Slave Mentality, being fat and […]

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Anti-Willie Lynch forum set for June 28

Anti-Willie Lynch forum set for June 28

| June 25, 2014

Uncut Special presentation—From time to time, Frost Illustrated exercises its commitment to present voices straight from the community. Oftentimes, those voices insist on getting across a totally uncensored message to pre- serve their cadence and context. In an effort to honor such voices, we offer the following Uncut Special Presentation unedited and written exactly as […]

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