J. Dakar

Hi, I am J. Dakar.

I'm a writer, editor, and digital strategist specializing in cultural, entertainment, and lifestyle media.

Allow me to introduce myself.

Who is J. Dakar?

A born and bred Southern gentleman, I am a well-versed online media professional.

Concrete Loop

I've written online for over a decade after creating my first blog in 2001 while in high school. Before graduating college, I became a professional blogger contributing to Concrete Loop.

For over four years, I provided engaging content to the now-defunct urban entertainment blog also named one of TIME's Top 50 Sites. My contributions included a lauded history spotlight feature and a voting guide for first-time voters with coverage of the historic 2008 presidential election and Presidency of Barack Obama.​ Additionally, I introduced social media into the Concrete Loop brand offering easy and immediate interaction with the site's fans, followers, and readers.

I earned a bachelor's degree in business administration, political science, and a Distinction in Leadership Studies from Birmingham-Southern College. I recently completed my graduate studies in organizational leadership with an emphasis on strategic planning and resource allocation.


I previously served as a lifestyle editor at Clutch, a popular online destination for today’s young, black woman, after being named one of its Black Men to Watch. In 2010, I was invited to the White House where I met President Obama, but I believe the best is yet to come.

Skills & Expertise

My passions include the following:

Community Building


Content Creation

Editorial Strategy



Social Marketing

Trend Analysis

User-Experience Design

Contact Me

Get in touch with me at j@jdakar.com or use the form below.