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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Put Fort Wayne history back into Indiana, U.S. history books

Put Fort Wayne history back into Indiana, U.S. history books

| April 9, 2014

By Eric D. Hackley Editor’s note: The following is the transcript of a Hackonomics program covering the release of Eric Hackley’s new book, “KEKIONGA BLACKS’ War on HIS-Story & Slave Mentality.” The book release was held recently at the Little Turtle Branch of the Allen County Public Library: Introduction of speaker Eric Hackley by Carla […]

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‘Our ancestors recognized that education was the first step on the road to freedom’

‘Our ancestors recognized that education was the first step on the road to freedom’

| March 27, 2014

Interview with Chief Condra Ridley By Eric. D. Hackley The following is the transcription of an interview Chief Condra Ridley who introduced and spoke on One on One Education Services, founded by Ms. Jimella Harris during a Black History Month taping of Hackonomics: “Thank you Eric.  I appreciate your always being right on time in […]

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If you’re tired, stand up!

If you’re tired, stand up!

| March 20, 2014

We are responsible for stopping violence in the community By Eric D. Hackley Editor’s note: The following is a transcript of an interview writer, journalist and researcher Eric Hackley conducted with community activist Denise Trigg who is working to raise aware about and cure the violence that is plaguing our community—violence that took her son […]

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Clearing up “perceived” racial confusion in my book title: ‘KEKIONGA BLACKS’ War on HIS-Story & Slave Mentality’

Clearing up “perceived” racial confusion in my book title: ‘KEKIONGA BLACKS’ War on HIS-Story & Slave Mentality’

| March 19, 2014

By Eric D. Hackley The following is a point, counterpoint discussion that I had with Scott Maitland on HackonomicsTV on Facebook. Scott is a late 20s to early 30s white dude who I’ve known for about five years. He’s never shy about giving his opinion about black people from his perspective. I told him at […]

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James ‘Jim’ Redmond ‘declares war’ on jackleg preachers

James ‘Jim’ Redmond ‘declares war’ on jackleg preachers

| March 11, 2014

By Eric D. Hackley REDMOND: I could go on and on about my experiences in Fort Wayne. They haven’t been pleasant. I try to support our black businesses in Fort Wayne as much I can. We’re going to have to unite. We can forget about the churches because they’re not going to do anything.  Now you […]

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Infusing Seattle Seahawks’ Richard Sherman’s spirit into Fort Wayne blacks

Infusing Seattle Seahawks’ Richard Sherman’s spirit into Fort Wayne blacks

| February 14, 2014

THE HACKLEY REPORT Whether you believe the “mythical” 302nd year anniversary of the 1712 Willie Lynch “Let’s Make a Slave” letter has any historical basis, you have to admit that it does have validity regarding the state of the black community and raise interesting questions that need to be answered, that remain unanswered, and that […]

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What a day: Unity Day Celebration brings out inspiring people

What a day: Unity Day Celebration brings out inspiring people

| January 30, 2014

Not only were there a large number of Fort Wayne blacks in attendance at the Dr. King Unity Day Celebration, but there was an emancipation spirit in the air.

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Why Black History Month?

Why Black History Month?

| January 25, 2014

As we enter February 2014, we have to ask ourselves, why is there a Black History Month? Why is it in February? What is it intended to do?

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Eric Hackley to host Think Tank Forum

Eric Hackley to host Think Tank Forum

| January 20, 2014

On Monday, Jan. 27, 2014 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., I will host a Non-Traditional Black History Month Leadership Think-Tank Issue Forum.

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OPERATION StudentNomics

OPERATION StudentNomics

| December 15, 2013

My plan to fix the Black Community and broader Fort Wayne issues is to use the 1712 Willie Lynch social problem as an educational opportunity for middle and high school students to become involved in TV productions.

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