Tag: hackonomics

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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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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Fort Wayne Black History Conversations: Dorothy Cole discusses earliest memories growing up in Benoit, Miss.

Fort Wayne Black History Conversations: Dorothy Cole discusses earliest memories growing up in Benoit, Miss.

| January 14, 2015

Overcoming the trauma of abuse ERIC HACKLEY: What are your earliest memories? DOROTHY COLE: I can remember my mom buying flour and cornmeal in 25-pound bags.  And, what they did was made me a cotton sack out of the flour bag. I wasn’t allowed to chop cotton, but I was picking cotton at the age of three. […]

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Happy New Year 2015

Happy New Year 2015

| January 1, 2015

By Eric D. Hackley Dear Readers of Frost Illustrated and the Hackley Report: I’ve sincerely enjoyed challenging the local downtown statuesque mindset and the Willie Lynch Slave Mentality of scared blacks in Fort Wayne who are praying to Jesus waiting on Him to perform the miracle of Universal Love, Peace and Tranquility.  And, I’m also […]

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End of 2014 Black Community Forum at the Pontiac Branch Library

End of 2014 Black Community Forum at the Pontiac Branch Library

| December 22, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Television show host and journalist Eric Hackley is scheduled to host an “End of the 2014″ open mic Black Community Forum and conduct individual interviews from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.,  Friday, Dec. 26 and Saturday Dec. 27 at the Pontiac Branch Library 2215 S. Hanna St.  All are welcome and admission is free. […]

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Violence, killing: The ‘hidden’ centerpiece of Fort Wayne history

Violence, killing: The ‘hidden’ centerpiece of Fort Wayne history

| September 4, 2014

By Eric D. Hackley Everyday it seems as though if the police aren’t on the TV news killing black people, black people are on the TV news killing black people. The one thing Fort Wayne’s blacks never seem to do is to take a momentary peek at our local history for insights into this violence […]

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Community initiative recommendation from ‘War on Willie Lynch Community Forum’

Community initiative recommendation from ‘War on Willie Lynch Community Forum’

| July 11, 2014

Bike trails a key issue for community health, well being By Eric D. Hackley Starting out today’s forum is a response from Edward Young. Pay close attention how the broader idea of “Black Unity” evolves and makes sense to be the centerpiece of a movement liberate ourselves from Willie Lynch Slave Mentality, being fat and […]

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Anti-Willie Lynch forum set for June 28

Anti-Willie Lynch forum set for June 28

| June 25, 2014

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

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Keith and Nicole Woolridge: Dallas, Chicago roots create unique leadership chemistry for Eagle’s Nest

Keith and Nicole Woolridge: Dallas, Chicago roots create unique leadership chemistry for Eagle’s Nest

| June 5, 2014

By Eric D. Hackley Eric Hackley: Why did you want to become the new directors and take on the task of rebuilding the Eagle’s Nest Youth Center? Nicole Woolridge: Because we love working with children. With my husband Keith being from Texas and me being from Chicago, we see that there are so many children out here […]

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