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The J.T. Effect

The J.T. Effect

By John F. Thomas
The J.T. Effect is a forward-thinking and motivational podcast started by John F. Thomas (award-winning Actor and Producer) in order to help people to grow, be themselves, and challenge their thinking. Tune in weekly for a brand new episode!
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6 Easy Ways to Relieve Stress - Ep. 18
With so much going on, we listen in to the news daily because on any  given day, something drastic can happen. During these heightened times,  how can we destress and bring some sliver of peace into our lives? I will dig into the 6 ways in which can completely relax yourself during  this stressful period of time. Please share, like, and feel free to follow on social media: @thejteffectshow (Twitter) and @thejteffect (Facebook/Instagram). If  you'd like to donate to support my show, go to  anchor.fm/thejteffect/support where you can contribute $1, $5, or $10 to  help towards the improvement of this platform and increase the spread  of this message.  Thanks for following The J.T. Effect: The show that promotes critical,  and forward-thinking, and motivation. To watch the video for this episode on YouTube, go to: https://youtu.be/6lZxlpebLxM.
17:04
November 22, 2020
Why Media Ignores Black Women Who Voted for Trump - Ep. 17
Mainstream media and notable politicians talk about black men who voted for Donald Trump, and they have been shaming them. But by a similar increase in voters, black women came out to vote for Donald Trump, as well. Why aren't they talking about that? In this episode, we dig into why certain data is ignored and black men are taking a good portion of the blame for why people voted for Trump, but other groups are typically ignored. We also talk about Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on their way to the White House this upcoming year, while diving into if they are going to bring some tangibles for the black community or if it's just empty "feel-good" rhetoric. THIS episode is a little different due to introducing our new segment called "The Black Barbershop"! Here, we have a panel of different guests where we talk about a particular topic and all views and opinions are welcome! Our special guests are Sports Analyst, Jeff Lightsy, Jr., Actor and Singer, Jesimiel Jenkins, and last, but definitely not least, Photo Journalist, Amari Dixon! Feel free to follow Jeff Lightsy, Jr. on Facebook (Jeff Lightsy 13 Sports), on Instagram (@jlightsy7), or on YouTube (The Black Boss Channel). Follow Jesimiel Jenkins on Instagram (@jesimielross). And follow Amari Dixon on Facebook (Amari Dixon Photography), on Instagram (@amarimdixon), on Twitter (@amaridixon1983), or at her official website (Amari Dixon Photography). Please share, like, and feel free to follow on social media: @thejteffectshow (Twitter) and @thejteffect (Facebook/Instagram). If you'd like to donate to support my show, go to anchor.fm/thejteffect/support where you can contribute $1, $5, or $10 to help towards the improvement of this platform and increase the spread of this message. Thanks for following The J.T. Effect: The show that promotes critical, and forward-thinking, and motivation. To watch the video for this episode on YouTube, go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G61X20P6Xm0&t=2335s.
1:27:31
November 11, 2020
Joe Biden Wins, What's Next? - Ep. 16
This week, I break down Joe Biden going from former Vice President to President-Elect by crossing the 270 threshold to win the election. Also, I dive into the division that's been created and what can be done to fix it. Please share, like, and feel free to follow on social media: @thejteffectshow (Twitter) and @thejteffect (Facebook/Instagram). If you'd like to donate to support my show, go to anchor.fm/thejteffect/support where you can contribute $1, $5, or $10 to help towards the improvement of this platform and increase the spread of this message. Thanks for following The J.T. Effect: The show that promotes critical, and forward-thinking, and motivation. To watch the video for this episode on YouTube, go to: https://youtu.be/bPoXrNAbf0s.
46:31
November 11, 2020
Is America on the Verge of a Civil War? - Ep. 15
In this episode, we interview Founder and President of Dauntless Tactical Training Centers of America, Jonathan W. Cross II! I dive in deep with our special guest, Jonathan W. Cross II, as I ask him about our seemingly growing division between the left and the right, will this election (no matter the outcome) lead to a teeming Civil War, and if Joe Biden is elected, what will this mean for our 2nd Amendment rights. Feel free to follow Jonathan W. Cross II on Facebook (Dauntless Tactical Training, Inc.), on Instagram: @dauntlesstactical, or at their official website: https://dauntlesstactical.com/. Feel free to follow The J.T. Effect on YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram. We also have a podcast, "The J.T. Effect", on all streaming  platforms! Please subscribe and follow us there as well as our on social  media: @thejteffectshow (Twitter) and @thejteffect (Facebook/Instagram). If you'd like to donate to support my show, go to anchor.fm/thejteffect/support where you can contribute $1, $5, or $10 to help towards the improvement  of this platform and increase the spread of this message. To watch the video for this episode on YouTube, go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnIE7NI9t6U.
2:19:24
November 3, 2020
Joe Biden Supports LGBTQ+, Dismisses Black Issues - Ep. 14
John F. Thomas interviews multi-award winning actor/writer/director, Ellis E. Fowler!! In this episode, they discuss Joe Biden's declaration to push the LGBTQ+ issues as his number one priority once in office, but told Ice Cube that they can talk about black issues later. They also discuss the turmoil that's appearing all over our screens: is it real or is it being manufactured? And there's only a few days left before election day - will Ellis vote? Follow Ellis on Facebook/YouTube: Ellis E. Fowler, or on Instagram/Twitter: @theellisfowler. To watch "Memphis Movement - Jookin: The Urban Ballet", find it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xtxd50Z9bxc. You can also check out his official website here: http://ellisfowler.com/. Feel free to follow The J.T. Effect on YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram. We also have a podcast, "The J.T. Effect", on all streaming platforms! Please subscribe and follow us there as well as our on social media: @thejteffectshow (Twitter) and @thejteffect (Facebook/Instagram). If you'd like to donate to support my show, go to anchor.fm/thejteffect/support where you can contribute $1, $5, or $10 to help towards the improvement of this platform and increase the spread of this message. To watch the video for this episode on YouTube, go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKU3HLEkd1Y.
1:30:44
October 31, 2020
Joe Biden or Donald Trump - Ep. 13
John gives his thoughts on the last Presidential Debate between former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump! He breaks down what happened during the debate, his evolving thoughts on this election, the attacks on those who push the hardest for us, and why we need to come together as a community no matter who occupies the White House. The J.T. Effect is back and now we've expanded to the The Black BOSS Channel!! Please subscribe and follow us there as well as our on social media: @thejteffectshow (Twitter) and @thejteffect (Facebook/Instagram). If you'd like to donate to support my show, go to anchor.fm/thejteffect/support where you can contribute $1, $5, or $10 to help towards the improvement   of this platform and increase the spread of this message. To watch the video for this episode on YouTube, go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0Bh5keMBYI.
1:04:56
October 31, 2020
Why the Liberals Hate Ice Cube - Ep. 12
You all asked for it, and he's back! Host John F. Thomas brings back Frank W. Johnson on "The J.T. Effect" to speak on the clash between Ice Cube and liberal media! They also touch on the issues that the Democratic and Republican Party have brought to all of America, and how it's affected us to this day. And finally, Frank answers questions asked of him by our viewers on this show!  To follow and find out more about when Frank mentioned black fathers who had to dress up as women to see their families, go here: http://www.pruitt-igoe.com/. The J.T. Effect is back and now we've expanded to the Fly Nubian King channel!! Please subscribe and follow us there as well as our on social media: @thejteffectshow (Twitter) and @thejteffect (Facebook/Instagram). If you'd like to donate to support my show, go to anchor.fm/thejteffect/support where you can contribute $1, $5, or $10 to help towards the improvement  of this platform and increase the spread of this message. To keep up with this episode's guest, Frank W. Johnson, via social media, follow him on Facebook and on Instagram. To watch the video for this episode on YouTube, go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fic6lkiphrY&t=77s.
2:05:39
October 20, 2020
Why Do Politicians Talk to Cardi B Instead of Black Scholars? - Ep. 11
Frank W. Johnson is back!! And this time, he's touching on the issues within the Democratic Party, how this has effected the black community for decades, and why they would rather speak to Hip-Hop star Cardi B rather than the leading black intellectuals and scholars who have a better pulse on what the black community needs and deserves. The J.T. Effect is back and now we've expanded to the Fly Nubian King channel!! Please subscribe and follow us there as well as our on social media: @thejteffectshow (Twitter) and @thejteffect (Facebook/Instagram). If you'd like to donate to support my show, go to anchor.fm/thejteffect/support where you can contribute $1, $5, or $10 to help towards the improvement of this platform and increase the spread of this message. To keep up with this episode's guest, Frank W. Johnson, via social media, follow him on Facebook and on Instagram. To watch the video for this episode on YouTube, go to https://youtu.be/iA0t_tQG4DU.
1:47:59
October 15, 2020
How to Stay Positive - Ep. 10
Do you find it hard to get in the right mindset, when you want to be productive? Are you finding it difficult to have a good day when it seems like so much is going wrong around you? There's a way to fix that. I go into 6 simple steps you can do in the morning to ensure that your day goes as well as you want it to. These honestly, all start with your mind. Let's dive into it. To watch the video via YouTube, follow this link: https://youtu.be/JY-eYyjfqVo. Please share, like, and feel free to follow on social media: @thejteffectshow (Twitter) and @thejteffect (Facebook/Instagram). If you'd like to donate to support my show, go to anchor.fm/thejteffect/support where you can contribute $1, $5, or $10 to help towards the improvement of this platform and increase the spread of this message. To purchase t-shirts and other products from The O'KAOO Brand, go to www.theokaoobrand.com. The O'KAOO Brand will be running a promotion or you to win $150 between August 24th-29th, 2020. Buy any product, and post a picture or video of you wearing the product. Whoever gets the most likes, wins the contest. Follow them on Facebook for the exact rules so you can easily win!!
18:26
August 2, 2020
[BONUS] Are You a Blessing or a Hindrance?
Do you often wonder if what you're doing is either helping or hurting? Do you find yourself at a loss for words on how to help a situation or maybe you'd feel as if you'd cause more harm instead? In this bonus episode, I was honored with the opportunity to speak at Faith Presbyterian Church of Valley Village in Los Angeles, CA. There, I connected what happened in Genesis, Chapter 29, with what we're currently dealing with today. To watch the video via YouTube, follow this link: https://youtu.be/w9s-h5aPSOs. Please share, like, and feel free to follow on social media: @thejteffectshow (Twitter) and @thejteffect (Facebook/Instagram). If you'd like to donate to support my show, go to anchor.fm/thejteffect/support where you can contribute $1, $5, or $10 to help towards the improvement   of this platform and increase the spread of this message.
17:41
July 19, 2020
How to Stay Productive During Quarantine - Ep. 09
Are you finding it difficult to get anything done while others seem to find ways to be productive...even during a PANDEMIC?!?! Don't stress, I have a solution by way of six easy steps. You follow these simple instructions, and you'll see a difference from where you were previously procrastinating, to where you can actually see your previously distant dream becoming a fast-approaching reality! To watch the video via YouTube, follow this link: https://youtu.be/ATRpViO7A6Y. Please share, like, and feel free to follow on social media: @thejteffectshow (Twitter) and @thejteffect (Facebook/Instagram). If you'd like to donate to support my show, go to anchor.fm/thejteffect/support where you can contribute $1, $5, or $10 to help towards the improvement  of this platform and increase the spread of this message.
14:00
July 12, 2020
The Awakening: Pulling Back the Wool of Lies, Deceit, and False Progress (Part 3) - Ep. 08
Part 3 - the final part of the three-part interview series that discusses white backlash to black progress, the constant shifting of the narrative away from black progress and justice, and why the black community always seem to get blamed for lack of voting.  In this episode, we conclude by getting to the root of these numerous issues. My guest - teacher and local Memphis, TN community activist, Frank W. Johnson, doesn't hold back by continuing putting the fire to the establishment's feet. Please share, like, and feel free to follow on social media: @thejteffectshow (Twitter) and @thejteffect (Facebook/Instagram). If you'd like to donate to support my show, go to anchor.fm/thejteffect/support where you can contribute $1, $5, or $10 to help towards the improvement  of this platform and increase the spread of this message. To keep up with this episode's guest, Frank W. Johnson, via social media, follow him on Facebook and on Instagram. To watch the documentary Frank mentioned in this episode, "The Pruitt-Igoe Myth", click here: http://www.pruitt-igoe.com/. To watch the video for this episode on YouTube, go to https://youtu.be/iA0t_tQG4DU.
31:45
July 5, 2020
The Awakening: Pulling Back the Wool of Lies, Deceit, and False Progress (Part 2) - Ep. 07
Part 2 of the three-part series to the riveting and mesmerizing discussion about America visibly being on fire to not only the American citizens, but to the entire world. Are the changes and gestures being made by big corporations "too little, too late" in showing solidarity by erasing long-standing signs of racism? Is there anything that our non-black allies/citizens can do to help in the fight for black lives and against systemic racism?  In this episode, I continue asking the tough questions, to get the real answers from my guest - teacher and local Memphis, TN community  activist, Frank W. Johnson. The heat continues being turned up. Let's talk about it. Please share, like, and feel free to follow on social media: @thejteffectshow (Twitter) and @thejteffect (Facebook/Instagram). If you'd like to donate to support my show, go to anchor.fm/thejteffect/support where you can contribute $1, $5, or $10 to help towards the improvement of this platform and increase the spread of this message. To keep up with this episode's guest, Frank W. Johnson, via social media, follow him on Facebook and on Instagram. To watch the documentary Frank mentioned in this episode, "The Pruitt-Igoe Myth", click here: http://www.pruitt-igoe.com/. To watch the video for this episode on YouTube, go to https://youtu.be/neByIQeJuaQ.
34:48
June 28, 2020
The Awakening: Pulling Back the Wool of Lies, Deceit, and False Progress (Part 1) - Ep. 06
With everything that's going on, how do we move forward from here? Is systemic racism really as deadly and ravishing as we hear that it is? Has there been true progress in the past few decades? If not, then do our votes really count? In this episode, I ask the tough question to get the real answers from my very first guest - teacher and local Memphis, TN community activist, Frank W. Johnson. I am honored to have such an experienced and learned individual on this show. This is only the beginning, as Frank breaks down the history of what America has put us through, and how we arrived to this point. This is Part 1, of an in-depth and intense 3-part interview series. Let's talk about it. Please share, like, and feel free to follow on social media: @thejteffectshow (Twitter) and @thejteffect (Facebook/Instagram). If you'd like to donate to support my show, go to anchor.fm/thejteffect/support where you can contribute $1, $5, or $10 to  help  towards the improvement of this platform and increase the spread  of this  message. To keep up with this episode's guest, Frank W. Johnson, via social media, follow him on Facebook and on Instagram. To watch the documentary "Obama's Deal" that Frank suggested for us to watch, go the link here: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/obamasdeal/. To watch the video for this episode on YouTube, go to https://youtu.be/PFungFE7xK0 .
30:55
June 21, 2020
The Impact of George Floyd - Ep. 05
The world is on fire as they watched a man handcuffed on the ground, beg and plead for the police officer to get his knee off of his neck. 8 minute and 46 seconds later, an eerily quiet George Floyd is laying lifeless on the ground...dead. The officer finally getting up off of his neck. What followed is a maelstrom of protests, riots, and criticisms against the way America has always and continues to police the black community. I touch on the history of racism, why it's taken so long for a conversation that's mostly avoided to reach this level of an explosion, and the impact that George Floyd's public execution has had on the world, at large, who watched it go down in initial disbelief to horrific realization. This is America. Let's talk about it. Please share, like, and feel free to follow on social media: @thejteffectshow (Twitter) and @thejteffect (Facebook/Instagram). If you'd like to donate to support my show, go to anchor.fm/thejteffect  and click on "Support", where you can contribute $1, $5, or $10 to help  towards the improvement of this platform and increase the spread of this  message. To watch the video for this episode on YouTube, go to https://youtu.be/LKXqBJ6ojGk.
42:03
June 15, 2020
The Wolf and The Fox - Ep. 04
On Friday, May 22nd, 2020, the presidential nominee and former Vice President, Joe Biden, was a guest on popular radio show, "The Breakfast Club", and suggested that if any person within the black community had to question who to  vote for between him or Donald Trump, that they simply aren't black. Not only did he say this, but he mentioned other troubling things throughout his interview. I unpack all of this and what it, and the Democratic Party, means in relation to the black community. Let's talk about it. Please share, like, and feel free to follow on social media: @thejteffectshow (Twitter), @thejteffect (Instagram), or on www.johnfthomas.com for updates on new upcoming podcasts!
30:15
May 23, 2020
A Hard Lesson - Ep. 03
Not too long ago, President Donald J. Trump was acquitted in the impeachment trail that had the attention of the entire United States. There are a lot of different emotions being felt by those who watched the entire ordeal, but majority of the people I recently talked to, wasn't at all surprised at the outcome. I talk about why that is, what went wrong during this entire process (including the mishaps leading up to this), and what the Democrats must do in order to pick themselves up out of the mud they're constantly finding themselves in, as of late. Please share, like, and feel free to follow on social media: @thejteffectshow (Twitter), @thejteffect (Instagram), or on www.johnfthomas.com for updates on new upcoming podcasts!
18:06
February 6, 2020
For Korryn Gaines - Ep. 02
The second episode of podcast "The J.T. Effect" entitled "For Korryn  Gaines". This is speaking on the issues that arose around Korryn, her response to them, and how we as a black community need to come together more than ever before. Please share, like, and feel free to follow on social media: @thejteffectshow (Twitter), @thejteffect (Instagram), or on www.johnfthomas.com for updates on new upcoming podcasts! *Originally aired August 10th, 2016
23:27
February 4, 2020
Push Through - Ep. 01
John F. Thomas's first episode, "Push Through", off of his newly released podcast "The J.T. Effect"! This touches on finding a way out of the downward spiral that you may find yourself in at the moment. 3 tips to help readjust your situation for the better! Please share, like, and feel free to follow on social media on @thejteffect (Instagram), @thejteffectshow (Twitter), or at www.johnfthomas.com for new updates! *Originally aired August 3rd, 2016
34:46
February 4, 2020