J. L. Whitehead has been writing professionally since 1989, initially beginning his career as a contributing freelance columnist for “PGN, Incorporated” located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After writing for the publication for a year, he published his first chap book of poetry entitled “Universal Words” while enjoying various speaking engagements and poetry exhibitions.
His works includes being a major contributing writer to a book of poetry and prose for African American men entitled “A Warm December” in 1989. In 2002, he became a contributing writer and editor for an online magazine entitled “Never2Funky”.
He has been a journalist for a national web site entitled “The Examiner”. This online publication was a web site dedicated to reporting local area news and events. He conducted interviews with local area authors and published unbiased reviews of their work. He also composed commentaries on topics that pertain to social issues relevant of the day. In addition to writing for The Examiner, he had also been a contributing writer to CNN iReport.
He has also founded his own publication company entitled, Four Brothers Publications. He has published two novels; the first entitled "Bruthas" and the second entitled, "Bruthas - The Final Chapter." Both of these works are currently available for purchase and download.
In 2017, he completed his third work entitled "Groomed" which chronicles his journey into adulthood as a childhood sexual abuse survivor.