I’m J. Dakar, a respected writer, editor and content strategist and the publisher and editor-in-chief of The Sunday Share, a new music blog.
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, I 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, I 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, I 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.
I also previously served as a lifestyle editor at Clutch after being named one of its Black Men to Watch. I’ve been quoted by Black Web 2.0 and The Guardian, and I’m currently pursuing a master’s degree in organizational leadership. In 2010, I was invited to the White House where I met President Barack Obama, something I still have a hard time believing.