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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Video: Eric Hackley interviews James Redmond

Video: Eric Hackley interviews James Redmond

| March 12, 2014

James Redmond expresses frustration with Fort Wayne, Indiana Black Pastors not showing forthright, non-apologetic Black Community leadership…

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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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Writing a book is therapeutic

Writing a book is therapeutic

| December 4, 2013

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 preserve their cadence and context. In an effort to honor such voices, we offer the following Uncut Special Presentation unedited and written exactly as the […]

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Local insight into the ‘redskins’ issue

Local insight into the ‘redskins’ issue

| November 22, 2013

Eric Hackley interviews Indiana Miami Nation Chief Brian Buchanan, Brother Kevin Muhammad of the Nation of Islam and talk show host/producer Terry Doran

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A personal journey toward genealogy, colonization, Fort Wayne history

A personal journey toward genealogy, colonization, Fort Wayne history

| November 15, 2013

How did I become interested in genealogy, colonization and Fort Wayne history? To fully answer that question, you will need to accompany me on a journey that began many years ago, during my junior year at Elmhurst High School. A life altering moment happened one day in my U.S. History class that was being taught by Mr. Robert Passwater.

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