Tag: Eric Hackley

Support the sojourn through a true history

Support the sojourn through a true history

| September 13, 2016

By Eric D. Hackley I was recently asked what fueled my interest in American history, Black history, and my Hackley genealogy? I became intrigued by genealogy in 1977 during my junior year at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana. This is when Alex Haley’s “ROOTS” first aired on television. For the next almost 40 […]

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Hackley family contribution to the Indiana Bicentennial

Hackley family contribution to the Indiana Bicentennial

| August 4, 2016

Black Hackleys reunite after almost 180 Years By Eric D. Hackley THIS IS WHAT I WAS TALKING ABOUT WHEN IS SAID HACKLEY GENEALOGY PARALLELS AMERICAN HISTORY. The purpose of this Hackley history perspective is to “Take a Second Look at Fort Wayne and Indiana’s historical ‘Exclusion, Subjugation & Distortion’” of present and past Fort Wayne […]

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Meet Licensed Psychotherapist Ajuma K. Muhammad (Part two of two)

Meet Licensed Psychotherapist Ajuma K. Muhammad (Part two of two)

| June 2, 2016

‘No ways tired’—Role models crucial to showing positive path By Eric D. Hackley Editor’s note: The following is the second part of a two-part interview Eric Hackley conducted with Ferguson, Mo. native and Licensed Psychotherapist Ajuma K. Muhammed, and owner of Ajuma’s Counseling Services L.L.C. In this week’s installment, Brother Ajuma talks about the impact […]

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Meet Licensed Psychotherapist Ajuma K. Muhammad (Part one of two)

Meet Licensed Psychotherapist Ajuma K. Muhammad (Part one of two)

| May 26, 2016

Self-knowledge a key to liberation By Eric D. Hackley After my first conversation with Brother Sage of South Bend, Ind., he told me months ago that he had a former student whom he wanted me to meet and interview. Ladies and gentlemen, please meet Licensed Psychotherapist Ajuma K. Muhammed, and owner of Ajuma’s Counseling Services […]

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Interview with Black History Underground Railroad Historian Brother Sage of So. Bend, Ind.—Part two of two

Interview with Black History Underground Railroad Historian Brother Sage of So. Bend, Ind.—Part two of two

| May 17, 2016

By Eric D. Hackley Editor’s note: Last week, Brother Eric Hackley presented the first in a two part interview with historian Brother Sage of South Bend. In part one of that interview, Brother Sage discussed his only personal family history going all the way back to Africa and discussed the role of black people in […]

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Interview with Black History Underground Railroad Historian Brother Sage of So. Bend, Ind.—Part one of two

Interview with Black History Underground Railroad Historian Brother Sage of So. Bend, Ind.—Part one of two

| May 10, 2016

By Eric D. Hackley Sometimes it is necessary to go far, far away to a distant land—or to South Bend—to gain insight, wisdom and intellectual perspective as to how to link early American history to today’s life challenges, experiences and behavioral conditioning.   Ladies and gentlemen, please meet, listen to and explore the vision and […]

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Revisiting the wisdom of Eugene Parker: Opening youth opportunity beyond sports

Revisiting the wisdom of Eugene Parker: Opening youth opportunity beyond sports

| April 19, 2016

By Eric Hackley In approximately 1986, I had the distinct honor to interview the late Eugene Parker. He was one of the co-captains for a Walter Jordan Parade of Stars Basketball game. Our meeting took place during the after set at Link’s Wonderland. Eric Hackley: Eugene, tell us about how you prepared the athletes for […]

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The Honor of a Lifetime: Speaking at my great, great, great grandfather’s church he co-founded 165 years ago

The Honor of a Lifetime: Speaking at my great, great, great grandfather’s church he co-founded 165 years ago

| April 4, 2016

By Eric D. Hackley On March 20, 2016, I had the honor of a lifetime. I was asked to speak on the Underground Railroad history of Mt. Calvary Church in Niles, Mich. Mt. Calvary was first organized in 1851 under the name of Second Baptist Church and was a member of the Anti-Slavery Baptist Association. […]

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Interview with Dean of Students Gralan Early, Music Instructor Bradford Smith

Interview with Dean of Students Gralan Early, Music Instructor Bradford Smith

| March 1, 2016

By Eric Hackley The following is an interview with Dean of Students Gralan Early and Music Instructor Bradford Smith at a local Fort Wayne school. These gentlemen are both education innovators and music activists. HACKLEY: Mr. Early, tell me about your job. What do you oversee? GRALAN EARLY: I am the dean of students. I […]

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Empowering kids to make America great again: Interview with Richard A. Stevenson Sr., Wayne Township Trustee

Empowering kids to make America great again: Interview with Richard A. Stevenson Sr., Wayne Township Trustee

| February 24, 2016

By Eric Hackley Eric Hackley: Trustee, the reason I wanted to interview with you is, you speak frequently about self-empowerment and education as being key attributes to a revived and healthy Black Community.  Therefore, my question is, why do you feel it is important for kids to be involved in student elections where they receive […]

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