Tag: Eric Hackley

‘Our Story: The Creation of an Identity for NE Indiana’

‘Our Story: The Creation of an Identity for NE Indiana’

| March 24, 2015

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 […]

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Political forums to provide valuable info, produce historic book

Political forums to provide valuable info, produce historic book

| March 17, 2015

By Eric D. Hackley Attention, political enthusiasts. It’s that time of year again. It’s time to inform and intellectually prepare yourselves to vote in the 2015 Fort Wayne political primary on May 5.  But, who are you going to vote for? Do you know the mayoral candidates?  Do you know what any of their views […]

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Urban League site of upcoming political candidates forums

Urban League site of upcoming political candidates forums

| March 11, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Veteran reporter, television show host and producer and writer Eric Hackley is scheduled to host a series of 2015 Political Forums at the Fort Wayne Urban League, 2135 So. Hanna St. Scheduled forums include: FORUM 1 12 noon, March 21—Candidates For Mayor of Fort Wayne FORUM 2 12 noon, March 28—Candidates for Fort Wayne […]

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Obama Stands By Report on Ferguson, Missouri Police Bias Against Blacks

Obama Stands By Report on Ferguson, Missouri Police Bias Against Blacks

| March 6, 2015

While this report is sure to anger many, particularly in the law enforcement community, many others, especially in “minority” communities will see it as vindication and proof that repeated reports of police abuse and violation of citizens’ constitutional rights by police agencies is not just paranoid ramblings. In fact, some in the police community have […]

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Interview with Narada Michael Walden

Interview with Narada Michael Walden

| February 25, 2015

Multi Platinum Grammy, Emmy winning producer, musician, recording artist   By Eric D. Hackley Narada Michael Walden is my fourth Cousin, once removed. Narada’s great, great grandfather Calvin Hackley {b.1836} and my great, great grandfather Jerome Hackley {b.1849} were brothers. Calvin was the last Virginia born Hackley and Jerome was the first Michigan born Hackley. […]

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Peggy Woodford Forbes: Wall St. history maker

Peggy Woodford Forbes: Wall St. history maker

| February 19, 2015

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 […]

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2015 New Black History—Lymon’s Law: Know your rights

2015 New Black History—Lymon’s Law: Know your rights

| February 11, 2015

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 […]

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James Griffin: Why I quit smoking Spice

James Griffin: Why I quit smoking Spice

| February 6, 2015

By Eric D. Hackley ERIC HACKLEY: Why is it that you want to discuss the dangers of smoking Spice? JAMES GRIFFIN: Because it’s not like a normal drug. It’s killing people. It’s making people go crazy.  It has affected me in a hard way and I wanted people to know what it does to you and why […]

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A Black History Month salute to abolitionist the Rev. J.W. Hackley (1807-1856)

A Black History Month salute to abolitionist the Rev. J.W. Hackley (1807-1856)

| February 5, 2015

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.

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Video: Eric Hackley interview with Dorothy Cole

Video: Eric Hackley interview with Dorothy Cole

| January 17, 2015

Ms. Cole discusses how she was abused as a 3 year-old child at home by her parents to the extent that she didn’t have the opportunity to worry about Mississippi racism, segregation, lynchings, politics and Historic White Supremacists.

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