Video and reporting by: Isaiah Showell
MILLVILLE, N.J. — Whether it’s mentor, father’s rights advocate, ordained minister, or community activist, JT Burks is a man who carries many titles.
Burks is perhaps best known in Cumberland County for his work supporting younger community members in Millville. He founded Positive Vibrations of South Jersey, a nonprofit that provides the youth with several different positive activities. Burks also recently led Millville’s peaceful protest of George Floyd’s murder at the hands of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin over the summer.
On today’s episode of “What’s Good,” Burks sat down with Isaiah Showell for an in-depth chat about his life and work in the community.
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