J. Dakar is a respected writer, editor and content strategist.
Shortly before earning a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a minor in political science and a Distinction in Leadership Studies from Birmingham-Southern College, J. began contributing to Concrete Loop, one of the leading black entertainment blogs, which was also named one of Time’s Top 50 Sites.
For over four years, J. Dakar regularly provided engaging content to the site, most notably its lauded history spotlight feature and political coverage of the historic 2008 presidential election and Presidency of Barack Obama, including a voting guide aimed at first-time voters. In addition, J. helped keep readers aware of current events and the latest celebrity happenings by introducing social media into the Concrete Loop brand, offering easy and immediate interaction with readers.
J. also previously served as a lifestyle editor at Clutch after being named one of its Black Men to Watch. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in organizational leadership and has been quoted by Black Web 2.0 and The Guardian. In 2010, J. Dakar was invited to the White House where he met President Barack Obama, something he still has a hard time believing.