By Eric D. Hackley I’m speaking with Courtney Tritch, vice president of marketing for the NE Indiana Regional Partnership. The NE Indiana Regional Partnership was formed in 2006 to help build a globally competitive economy in a 10-county region in Northeast Indiana. It is a public-private partnership focused on generating business leads and building regional capacity […]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Eric D. Hackley As part of my 2015 Black History Month Salute to descendants of Rev. J.W. Hackley of Niles, Mich., I’d like to present this interview with Peggy Woodford Forbes at the late 1990s Hackley Family Reunion outside Kalamazoo, Mich. That was my first time ever meeting Peggy. Her grandmother Bessie Hackley Woodford […]
Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from a speech and personal interview given during a recent Black Community Forum organized by Eric Hackley for speakers to address their concerns and solutions to problems not normally heard. By Retired Indiana State Police Officer Terry Lymon I think… I know the reason that officers are doing […]
By Eric D. Hackley—The Rev. John William Hackley was my great, great, great grandfather who was born in Culpeper, Va., in 1807. He was a barber, carpenter and Baptist preacher.
His parents were Francis (mulatto) and British American Lieutenant John Hackley.
Fort Wayne Black History Conversations: Dorothy Cole discusses earliest memories growing up in Benoit, Miss.
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. […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]