Tag: Eric Hackley

‘Super dad,’ student leader daughter share perspectives on creating better community

‘Super dad,’ student leader daughter share perspectives on creating better community

| January 19, 2016

Presenting the views of concerned parents and children of the Fort Wayne Urban League After School Program. This Interview features Super Dad Rodney Clark and Student Leader Daughter Dymani. By Eric D. Hackley First, I would like for you to meet Brother Rodney Clark. I met Mr. Clark after I interviewed his third grade student […]

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A conversation about youth with FWUL’s Jonathan Ray

A conversation about youth with FWUL’s Jonathan Ray

| January 13, 2016

By Eric D. Hackley Eric Hackley: I would like to present the President/CEO of the Fort Wayne Urban League Jonathan C. Ray. Jonathan, I’ve been working with your After School program for here at the Urban League.  When you originally conceptualized this program for young people, what  was your intention? Jonathan Ray: What we really […]

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Introducing Mrs. Robinson, after school parent activist

Introducing Mrs. Robinson, after school parent activist

| November 25, 2015

By Eric Hackley Mrs. Robinson has three children who attend the Fort Wayne Urban League After School Program. She and I discuss an education model that was created to stimulate self-directedness within young blacks while engaging them conceptually in the political economic process. The following conversation explains in part how we intend to achieve this: […]

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Video interview with Rose Broadnax on Justice or Else march

Video interview with Rose Broadnax on Justice or Else march

| November 19, 2015

By Eric D. Hackley Click here to read the transcript Brother Rose the Home Repair Contractor discusses the liberating potential of the “Justice or Else” Movement. He discusses the ways we were brainwashed and the eradication of “slave mentality.” He also discusses the involvement of the Whites, Indians, Mexicans and others. Brother Rose and I […]

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How the ‘Justice or Else’ Million Man March impacted visionary insights of Rose Broadnax, home repair contractor

How the ‘Justice or Else’ Million Man March impacted visionary insights of Rose Broadnax, home repair contractor

| November 17, 2015

Part three of a three-part series By Eric Hackley Click here to watch video of this interview Rose and I attended the first Million March and have been discussing the concept and impact over the past 20 years.  Today’s conversation was as enlightening to me as our first conversation. Eric Hackley: Why did you attend […]

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Interview with Nicole King: Sister wants to undo the slave mentality

Interview with Nicole King: Sister wants to undo the slave mentality

| November 10, 2015

By Eric D. Hackley Editor’s note: The following is the second installment in a three-part series writer, historian and television producer Eric Hackley has developed to find out and share with the public why some Fort Wayne residents went to the recent Justice Or Else march commemorating the 20th anniversary of the MIllion Man March […]

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Interview with Ms. Skye Grigsby, lady activist, leader

Interview with Ms. Skye Grigsby, lady activist, leader

| November 3, 2015

What the “Justice or Else” Million Man March means to Fort Wayne black men and women Part one of a three-part series By Eric D. Hackley A few weeks ago, as I was leaving Aldi’s on the south side of Fort Wayne, a young lady stopped me and made a kind remark about liking to […]

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Watch Larry Lee’s tribute to the Rev. Carlton Lynch

Watch Larry Lee’s tribute to the Rev. Carlton Lynch

| September 29, 2015

Video by Eric Hackley

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The Hackley Report: Notes from the Rev. Carlton Lynch leadership coronation—keynote address by the Rev. Al Sharpton

The Hackley Report: Notes from the Rev. Carlton Lynch leadership coronation—keynote address by the Rev. Al Sharpton

| September 28, 2015

By Eric D. Hackley  Notes from the Sept. 21, Fort Wayne news conference with the Rev. Al Sharpton  Brett Thomas WANE-TV NewsChannel 15:  I wanted to ask you about the National Action Network. Sharpton: We have chapters in 102 cities that deal with civil rights, urban violence and economic issues in terms of finding jobs and […]

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The Rev. Al Sharpton’s complete speech and sermon

The Rev. Al Sharpton’s complete speech and sermon

| September 25, 2015

By Eric Hackley Editor’s note: On Sept. 21, noted civil rights activist, news talk television host and minister the Rev. Al Sharpton visited Fort Wayne at the invitation of local activist the Rev. Carlton Lynch. The accompanying video shot by veteran producer, reporter and writer Eric D. Hackley contains the Rev. Sharpton’s full presentation to […]

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