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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Igniting your entrepreneurial spirit: Interview with Ms. Shontel Norwood-Vignaude, beauty consultant at Mary Kay

Igniting your entrepreneurial spirit: Interview with Ms. Shontel Norwood-Vignaude, beauty consultant at Mary Kay

| May 22, 2014

By Eric D. Hackley Eric Hackley:  A lot of what you spoke about tonight was centered around personal goal setting. Did being involved with Mary Kay teach you that, or did you come to the table with a pretty good concept of already knowing how to set and achieve goals? Shontel Norwood-Vignaude: I was born with […]

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Charita Niedermeyer: Breaking stereotypes, cultivating innercity women hunters

Charita Niedermeyer: Breaking stereotypes, cultivating innercity women hunters

| May 13, 2014

By Eric Hackley Eric Hackley:  I’ve seen pictures of you fishing, hunting with a bow and arrow and shooting birds with a shotgun. This is somewhat untypical. Charita Niedermeyer:  If you go back in my history, I’m from what people call the mean streets of Gary, Ind.  Gary is real close to Chicago.  So we’re […]

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Interview with Edward Young: Bible key to understanding who ‘we’ are

Interview with Edward Young: Bible key to understanding who ‘we’ are

| May 8, 2014

By Eric D. Hackley Eric Hackley: Jim Redmond earlier expressed discontent in the social absence of black pastors and their community leadership. Please correct the flaws in Mr. Redmond’s scathing black situation analysis. Edward Young: On Pimpology? There is no correction. He was right on time with that! You know what my stance on that subject has […]

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The truth about spiritual identity

The truth about spiritual identity

| April 30, 2014

By Eddie Arrington Presented by Eric D. Hackley In my travels, my personal and spiritual understanding of blackness means that something is devoid of light.  So, if you’re devoid of light, how can you claim a right to our Father who sits on the Throne?  How can you claim that if you say, you’re walking […]

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C & K Budget Mentors—a biblical approach to erasing debt

C & K Budget Mentors—a biblical approach to erasing debt

| April 22, 2014

By Eric D. Hackley Proverbs 22:7—The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is slave to the lender. Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to introduce two biological sisters who came together and formed their own business, C&K Budget Mentors. And, now here’s their story: Kisha Johnson: My name is Kisha Johnson. My sister Cliffunya […]

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‘Preachergate’ continued: Elders step up to bat

‘Preachergate’ continued: Elders step up to bat

| April 16, 2014

Questions again arise about Adams Center Landfill money By Eric D. Hackley Editor’s note: The following interview with George Middleton, James Redmond and Limuel Coats continues a discussion that Eric Hackley earlier had with community activist James Redmond, who was highly critical of a significant number of ministers in the community. George Middleton: I understand what […]

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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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