Monday, July 20, 2009

Rock Hackshaw on THE PEREZ NOTES on July 22nd, 2009 at 6PM

On Wednesday, July 22nd at 6PM, Roberto Perez will be interviewing City Council candidate Rock Hackshaw at 6PM.

To listen to the interview go to . A bio of Rock below so that you can all get to know him a little better.

THE PEREZ NOTES airs every Wednesday from 6-8PM so spread the news and tell a friend.
Roberto Perez


“The Rock” was christened HERMON EMANUEL JEROME HACKSHAW when he was born on the Caribbean island of Trinidad. He came to New York in 1973 and has lived here continuously ever since. He became a citizen of the USA in 1996, and now holds dual citizenship. His father --John M. Hackshaw-- was a well known politician, writer, community activist, trade unionist and diplomat, who spent ten years in New York, heading up the Trinidad and Tobago Tourist Board. He later spent another year in Canada, as the Labor Attache in the T&T High Commissioner’s Office.

In his own right, Rock is as accomplished as his dad. He attained an academic scholarship at the tender age of ten and attended Queens Royal College. He later taught History at the Progressive Educational Institute and was also employed at the Ministry of Works before migrating.

In New York, Rock graduated from the prestigious ivy-league institution Columbia University (BA/Political Science/1985). He then attained a Masters Degree from Fordham University in 1987 (Public Communication). He has also studied Microeconomics and Macroeconomics at Hunter College, and did post-graduate studies in Education, at Brooklyn College.

He is a licensed Social Studies high school teacher, and has lectured at various universities and institutions of higher learning, including: The College of New Rochelle, the Manhattan Institute of Management and also within New York City’s University System (CUNY). He has lectured to graduate students at Brooklyn College’s Center for Worker Education; lectured on communication theory at the Bronx Community College; and taught Reading to foreign students at the Borough of Manhattan Community College.

He is a lifelong political activist who unsuccessfully ran for the N.Y. State Assembly in 1998. He has served as a political consultant/adviser to various candidates and elected officials, and once headed up a community development organization in East Flatbush, Brooklyn.

Amongst the many other hats he has worn are coach (chess and basketball), writer, reporter, education consultant, entrepreneur, businessman, journalist, radio and television announcer, community organizer and political analyst. He has held membership in many civic, sports, cultural and social organizations; and has served on many public and private boards. He has played chess, scrabble and backgammon at the professional level/tournament circuit, and once represented Trinidad and Tobago at chess as a young man. He is a generous, humorous, loving father, who writes poetry as a hobby. He thinks that politics is “the only game in town”.