Tag: hackonomics

A conversation with a ‘super’ dad, student leader daughter

A conversation with a ‘super’ dad, student leader daughter

| January 28, 2016

Editor’s note: The following is the second part of a two-part presentation of an interview Eric Hackley conducted with Rodney Clark along with an interview with Clark’s daughter, Dymani, a third grade student leader. ERIC HACKLEY: I know from interviewing with your daughter one on one, that she has your same fire and enthusiasm. How […]

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‘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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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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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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Evolution of a warrior and his mindset: Interview with Sensei Dwight Laster

Evolution of a warrior and his mindset: Interview with Sensei Dwight Laster

| August 26, 2015

By Eric D. Hackley (See video of the interview at bottom of page) ERIC HACKLEY: Recently over at Southgate Plaza right before Mel Odom introduced us, he and I were discussing you. I told him that I had wanted to interview you about your family and the so-called 30 year old “Black Jessies” stigma that […]

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Fort Wayne North Side and the ‘Redskins’ issue

Fort Wayne North Side and the ‘Redskins’ issue

| August 5, 2015

Interview with school board president Mark GiaQuinta on the controversial name By Eric Hackley “There are a lot of things that history has done to demean the Native North American people in general, not just the Miami.  What we choose and try to correct, we have to pick our battles.  We have to pick the battles […]

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Governor Pence, you should be ashamed of yourself

Governor Pence, you should be ashamed of yourself

| April 14, 2015

By Eric D. Hackley Participants in the HackonomicsTV Fort Wayne City Council Candidates forum addressed Indiana Governor Mike Pence shortly after he first signed RFRA into Indiana Law—before Pence backtracked by asking legislators to write an amendment “clarifying” the intent of the bill. This is what they had to say: Cathy Cross, City Council At-Large: […]

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