Who is J Haleem?

J Haleem is Mr. Jamar H. Washington is an established entrepreneur, photographer, and media personality. Jamar was born and raised in Newark, New Jersey where his interest in entrepreneurship was born. With more than 15 years of experience as an entrepreneur, his company J Haleem Media, serves a wide variety of clients by providing expansive visual media products & services. Clients include: Corporate Executives, Business Owners, Community Organizers, Politicians, Artists, and Actors.

Jamar's mantra, “I Won’t Starve” serves as a motivator for current and aspiring entrepreneurs who are building their businesses. He mentors start-up business owners by equipping them with keys to success and by reminding them they will not starve if they step out on faith, work their business and focus on growth.  Jamar also highlights business owners in his weekly segment “In the Studio with J Haleem”, bringing awareness to new and established entrepreneurs in the area. 

Jamar is a graduate of Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina where he earned his Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management & Entrepreneurship.  He is a member of the 2017 Class of Top 20 Under 40 (SC Black Pages), and his affiliations include: Member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Incorporated, Member Professional Photographers of America, Member Columbia Chamber of Commerce and Benedict College Young Alumni Association. Jamar also volunteers his services to a variety community organizations including: The RAM Foundation (Columbia, SC), Mentoring Thorough Music (Atlanta, GA), Carolina School for Inquiry (Columbia, SC), Blend Out (Columbia, SC), Columbia Opportunity Resource (COR) and many others.