Tag: Eric Hackley

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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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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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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Eualeen Chapman: ‘I always tried to help people’

Eualeen Chapman: ‘I always tried to help people’

| August 21, 2013

Eric Hackley interview with Eualeen Chapman, first black cheerleader of Central High School and first black cheerleader in the history of Fort Wayne. Mrs. Chapman also is well known for her political activism in the city.

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Jesse & Sons: The oldest black-owned barbershop in Fort Wayne

Jesse & Sons: The oldest black-owned barbershop in Fort Wayne

| August 9, 2013

THE HACKLEY REPORT by Eric Donald Hackley—Interview with Scott Williams, son of Jesse Williams, founder of Jesse & Sons Barber Shop—the oldest black-owned barbershop in Fort Wayne

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