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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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DMX - The Impact of a Hip-Hop Legend: Ep. 40
We all received the news we hoped we wouldn't hear: DMX passes away at 50 years old. That made the world stop for a second - that wasn't supposed to happen, but it did. DMX often talked on life and death, so to honor him, I couldn't focus on the sadness of it too much, because life goes on. But I do want to speak on what he meant to his fans, the black community, and how he broadened what it meant to be fully human, yet  passionate about life. I dig into his legendary impact through music and beyond. 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/6rb8aPFd_nw.
39:54
April 11, 2021
Meghan Markle 4 President?: Ep. 39
There are quiet rumors that if Joe Biden doesn't return to run for the presidency in 2024, that Meghan Markle might step in and throw her hat in the presidential ring. What led up to this, and will this be a good thing? Can we trust someone like Meghan Markle, or should we throw our full support behind her if she does? I dig into all of that here. 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/edeXx5p4OCo.
35:01
April 1, 2021
Modern-Day Minstrels: Ep. 38
Many comedy skits shown through social media (Tik Toks, Instagram Reels, Vines, etc) are shared, liked, and watched multiple times all over the world - getting views in the millions, at times. And a good portion of this content echoes to a time where minstrel shows existed to put out racist and harmful stereotypes that plagued the black community for decades. I break down how that is and why it's often ignored. 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/7xrjqDUgi3Q.
28:55
March 28, 2021
8 Steps to Learn How to Love Again: Ep. 37
So many of us are walking around broken and we have no clue on how to fix it when we go into new relationships, or it prohibits us from even entering another one. One bad relationship or a string of bad relationships can completely alter our trajectory and outlook on love. So how can we fix this? I break it all down in 8 steps. Tune in. 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/oXOaB_TiRfM.
31:48
March 24, 2021
Is Mainstream Media Gaslighting the Black Community: Ep. 36
Recently in the news, more attacks against Asian-Americans have been coming to the surface here in the U.S. And an NBC article came out that simply read, "How Black People Can be Strong Allies to Asian Americans Right Now". That triggered a lot of feelings within the black community: some of resentment, some of motivation to help, and others of mixed feelings. But why does this fissure exist and is it warranted? Also, is Mainstream Media capitalizing on black pain in order to guilt trip them into helping others? In this episode, I talk with Teacher and Activist, Frank W. Johnson, as we dive into this complex topic with much-needed context. And hopefully, a better understanding of where to go from here. Feel free to follow Frank W. Johnson on Facebook (Frank W. Johnson) and on Instagram (@fwjjr). 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/1pKMp1xsSlk.
01:58:42
March 24, 2021
The Curious Case of Meghan Markle: Ep. 35
The news is in. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were interviewed by Oprah on the issues between them and the royal family, having and raising their baby amidst rising tensions, and the large rift that continuously grows between them and the royal family. Could this have been avoided? Are our priorities in the wrong place? With women applauding their union over what some in the black community saw as walking into a lion's den, are women holding security higher than their safety as a community? In this episode, I talk with Political & Social Analyst, Tariq Abdul-Khaaliq, and we really dive down into it. Feel free to follow Tariq Abdul-Khaaliq on Facebook. 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/PjYonWrhWIA.
01:09:09
March 11, 2021
Whitewashing Racism: Ep. 34
Ever since George Floyd's death in 2020, talks of how to address racism has  been brought to the forefront. "How do we fix this? How do we right  these wrongs?" But with the things that black people are asking for, it seems like so many other things are being done outside of what the group  who is being wronged is asking for. Is this right or is it insensitive? Even if they did do something, doesn't that count? I dig into all of that today. 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/DzB8C5ol2hs (for Part 1), and https://youtu.be/GT_gwpRoIUc (for Part 2).
01:00:01
March 11, 2021
You're "Too Black" for Hollywood: Ep. 33
There was an interview in which long-time actor, Clifton Powell, said he's been told multiple times that he was too black (too dark-skinned) for the roles he auditioned for. There is the idea of colorism that even passerby's of movies and TV shows can admit that there is a problem with Hollywood choosing lighter-skinned black people over those with a darker hue. But to hear it come out of Clifton's mouth - it exposes the seriousness of it all and how his career has been limited because of his darker complexion. Can this be fixed or is it already being addressed? 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/47FGIsq4BQk.
01:04:32
March 1, 2021
Clamping Down on Free Speech: Ep. 32
Some of the House Democrats are pushing for some news outlets to be taken off of the airwaves (Fox News, Newsmax, etc). If this carries through, what does that mean going forward? Just because one thing has good intention, does that mean it should be done without understanding the potential consequences going forward? I dive into this. 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/7EkPEP3AYOk.
21:59
February 25, 2021
Using Hollywood to Get You Vaccinated: Ep. 31
Most of us know the history of America, and yet, a good portion of us don't: the Tuskegee Experiments, the legacy of Henrietta Lacks, the infamous surgeon, J. Marion Sims, who performed surgery on black female slaves without any anesthesia because he believed, "Black women don't feel pain", to the most recent in history, the Flint water crisis that is poisoning a large number of black citizens with very little accountability.  These are some of the most notable. Then there are those outside of America where women in South Africa were sterilized without their consent. There is a long history of distrust when it comes to the black community and the government. Should all be forgiven, everything in the past and even things going on today that we don't know about, to just go and take a vaccine just because a doctor says so? We dig into that today! I dive into this episode with special guest, Tariq Abdul-Khaaliq. Feel free to follow him on Facebook or on Instagram (@drizza19). 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/pJKENFaPlqs.
01:16:29
February 14, 2021
Supporting Black-Owned Businesses - Ep. 30
Recently, former rap star, Master P, has been in the news for his expansion of placing black-owned products into the grocery stores. In this month of February, more attention to black history makers and black businesses are shown, but after February is over - they're basically ignored. Can this be fixed and resolved moving forward? 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/7JsSqtxHACQ.
38:29
February 9, 2021
How the Game is Rigged - Ep. 29
There has been a lot of talk on how Gamestop, that was worth around $40 just two weeks ago, hit a record high of $400. Popular brokerage apps like Robinhood effectively made it to where investors couldn't buy - they could only sell. Is this fair? Especially when it's supposed to be a free market? Why is it ok for millionaires to influence the stock market but the poor and middle class cannot? We dive into this. 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/238j24edP2A.
35:01
February 1, 2021
Do Democrats Really Care About the Black Community? - Ep. 28
A friend mentioned that Joe Biden's plan to fix poverty will benefit the Hispanic communities over the black community. How is that possible when the black community helped save his political career during the Democratic Presidential Primary? Why is one of his major policy priorities on Immigration when it's going to largely benefit the Hispanic community, but there's nothing specific (only broad, ambiguous terms) when it comes to the black community? We dig into this topic today. 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/fvdIzlPmE84.
01:05:47
January 24, 2021
The Lost Art of Listening - Ep. 27
With everything that's going on, the division of our country is becoming wider and wider, with none of the leaders in office truly wanting to solve the problem. Instead, they point fingers at one another and barely hold themselves accountable for what they contributed. This is even trickling down to everyday people, since this is all they're seeing when they watch the news. Can this be fixed? I dive into that on this episode. 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/8SH3bgdPGYU.
43:31
January 16, 2021
The Slow Suppression of Free Speech - Ep. 26
From Facebook and Twitter banning the President of the United States from sharing his thoughts and voice, to Apple and Google blocking people from accessing Parler (an app that promotes freedom of speech), to even Yahoo! disabling comments to promote a "safe space", what will be the next step in increasing the wide net of clamping down on independent thought? Is our democracy turning into a totalitarian state? Or is this a necessary means to an end to get those who are stoking the flames of evil to stop? We dig into this today. Feel free to follow Jeff Lightsy, Jr. on Facebook (Jeff Lightsy 13 Sports), on Instagram (@jlightsy7), or on YouTube (The Black Boss Channel). 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/kn_zEknmtSw.
01:02:03
January 11, 2021
The Attack on Capitol Hill - Ep. 25
This past week, pro-Trump supporters moved in on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. and stormed inside - putting many people across America at unease. Because of his encouragement to let the politicians know that they aren't ok with him losing the election, this prompted Facebook and Twitter to ban President Trump forever from their platform. Is this the right call, or is there something else we should be concerned about moving forward? Also, were these protestors or were they violent thugs who can't accept defeat in the form of a election? Returning back to the show, are my special guests:  Founder and President of Dauntless Tactical Training Centers of America, Jonathan W. Cross II, as well as teacher and activist, Frank W. Johnson. We dive into these topics with them here. 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/. You can also follow Frank W. Johnson on Facebook or on Instagram (@fwjjr). 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/CcBKi61TxuI.
01:58:21
January 10, 2021
Goals vs Resolutions: How to Start the New Year Off Right! - Ep. 24
2021 has arrived and now is a great time to start the new year fresh! Do you have New Year's Resolutions? Or do you list goals for the year? Which is better? I'm here to answer those questions and give you tips to get your new year started off right! As mentioned in this episode, if you'd like to support a black business by watching the award-winning short film, "Emotical", you can watch it on Amazon here: bitly.com/emoticalshort. If you don't want to contribute to Amazon, but you'd like to contribute directly to my production company, Thomas Heri Visions, Ent., and still watch the video - you can contribute to PayPal (paypal.me/thomasherivisions) or you can contribute via Cash App by putting in $ThomasHeriVisions (cash.app/$ThomasHeriVisions). Feel free to watch the trailer to "Emotical" here: https://youtu.be/1XpeaaVcb_M 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/gWaJMcSZ_Qg.
14:32
January 2, 2021
Is Hollywood Sidestepping Around Black Culture? - Ep. 23
Disney and Pixar's animated film "Soul" has recently come out, but with a slight criticism that seems to be ignored by mainstream media. People are recognizing a seemingly familiar trope that "Soul", along with other  movies like "The Princess and the Frog", and "Spies in Disguise" are misleading by having a black animated lead character, but then covering  up their blackness and their culture by having them transform  into...something else. We dive into it with special guests Tariq Khaaliq, Amina Jordan-Mendez, and Sheleia McHaney on today's "The Black Barbershop" panel segment. 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/arWQPMa9eU8.
01:18:45
December 25, 2020
The Slippery Slope Towards Mandatory Vaccination: Part 2 - Ep. 22
As time presses on towards a vaccine for the COVID-19 virus being discussed on how to be given out to Americans, I was dealt with another blow of what's to potentially come. I was told that I couldn't physically come back in to one of my jobs until I took a test showing hard proof that I was 'Negative'. If this is potentially what's to come, then what's to stop them from saying I, or any other worker, can't come in unless they've been vaccinated? Where else will this happen throughout America? I dig into these questions and more in this episode. To watch the full interview of Dr. Fauci that I featured snippets of on this episode, click the link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWG_JypoGno&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR3XCHXkTiKkJEv7iHqpUP6Wx5IXlSKUKcix_SQ1w4NsdZIoi_yQp_yT6qg. 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/dWk2EtxwzMc.
39:12
December 13, 2020
Spanking: Child Abuse or a Necessary Discipline? - Ep. 21
Spanking can be a divisive issue when spoken amongst family, friends, and strangers. The divide usually falls within whether it's effective or not. Adrian Peterson, a professional Running Back in the NFL who plays for the Detroit Lions, was in hot water in 2014 when he used a switch to spank his son. This brought the conversation back to the surface, and many people are still perplexed years later on what the true answer may be. Is spanking child abuse or is it and effective strategy towards maintaining structure and discipline? I dig into this in today's episode. 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=L4FuCYbKNMc.
01:00:20
December 7, 2020
Will There Be a Tyson vs Holyfield III? - Ep. 20
Retired heavyweight boxer, Evander Holyfield, tells Mike Tyson, "Sign the contract and get in the ring." This is after seeing how well Mike Tyson's showing was against Roy Jones, Jr., that Evander Holyfield doesn't want to wait any longer. He wants a third and final installment to their rivalry over the decades. Do you think that Tyson can still go after his exhibition bout with Roy Jones, Jr.? Can he and Evander Holyfield still go the distance? Or should they both stop and hang it up? In this episode, I talk with Sports Analyst, Jeff Lightsy, Jr., and we break down what this all means. Feel free to follow Jeff Lightsy, Jr. on Facebook (Jeff Lightsy 13 Sports), on Instagram (@jlightsy7), or on YouTube (The Black Boss Channel). 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=uRhmREUqjKA.
45:27
December 7, 2020
The Slippery Slope Towards Mandatory Vaccination: Part 1 - Ep. 19
While traveling back to LA, I was forced to either sign a travel form, or face a $500 fine upon entry in LA. This is what we're dealing with now. It starts here, and can lead up to forcing you to get vaccinated or either get fined or denied entry/access to essential items in order to live. Is this what we're heading towards? 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/S_yu9Epc14w.
27:51
November 30, 2020
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.
01:27:32
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.
46:32
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.
02:19:24
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.
01:30:44
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.
01:04:56
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.
02:05:39
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.
01:47:59
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.
34:49
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.
42:04
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!
18:07
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