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Blackopps Entertainment is an internet based marketing firm that specializes in Urban Entertainment Events. We are the primere source for urban entertainmnet events and information in the Carolinas. Deadline for submissions is the 20th of each month . Email: info@Blackopps.com To submit modeling photos and release forms Email: Models@Blackopps.com

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Senior Writer/Photographer - SIERRA JACKSON

The Best of Multiple Wo

A P.R. professional with a B.A. in

exciting people. Taking negative re r

herself caught in a real life love affa thriving. Shooting for her school’s

longer having the school’s news pa

still acknowledged photography as

“Interviewing and writing have alwa the opportunity to interview/write

tiple fascinations of mine. I found t

and bred in North Carolina, this “J

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Senior Writer/Photographer - SIERRA JACKSON

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n Mass Communication, Sierra Jackson gets pleasure from meeting new and

ealities and spinning them to be positive is what she does. In 2006 she found realities

air-a love affair with photography. Like most relationships, this one started out award winning news paper even became top priority. After graduating and no

aper to submit to, Jackson’s active shooting became less and less. No -no, she

s a true love but had a desire to “play the field” (with Mass Communication).

ays been interests of mine.” shares Jackson. In undergrad I would often have about the subject I was shooting. During this time, I realized I was feeding mul-

this to be much easier than being faithful to one topic.” Born in New Jersey,

Jersey-Carolina” lady has a blend of talents, a variety of interests, and is wait-

ewest member of Black Opps Entertainment!

enior Writer/Photographer

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(Cover Story) - DONELL JONES

Truly “Where I Wanna Be”

Donell Jones Checks in with BlackOpps Entertainme by Sierra Jackson, Senior Writer

Through the decades, R&B has certainly had its share of twists and tu steadily evolving. In the „80‟s it was Bobby Brown, and Keith Sweat w men illustrations on how to persue their ladies. While artists of today Songz, and The Dream coach us through breakups. But it‟s songs like Love You”, “Knocks Me off My Feet” (a Stevie Wonder remake), and that came from a man, first introduced to us in the „90‟s, who schooled m to truly romance a lady. Now on his own label, Candyman Records and bum in stores, he describes this stage in his career as a “new beginnin Jones tells BlackOpps Ent. he‟s been gone for good reason. He‟s been ing us with eargasims while managing to stay true to himself. He‟s ba dropped on September 28th. It‟s been four years since we‟ve heard Don ics. Judging from “Strip Club”, a song from “Lyrics”, class is clearly back of his lady naughtily baring it all; at home, rather than him enjoying seductive images at a strip what I put into a song. says Jones passionately. “I want them to walk away feeling like they jus

The singer, song writer, and producer wrote and produced 99 percent of “Lyrics”. He‟s also Usher and 702, but hasn‟t penned a song for anyone while on his hiatus. “I kind of stepped a song is like having a baby. You don‟t want nobody else to have it.” he says. When asked his he replied, “R&B is getting back in a good space. After the „90‟s, record companies got away fr like we started to lose good music, and it changed. It started to be more pop and teeny-bopper

His return suggests one thing; class is back in session for an emotional spin with the content, and serves as fo arrangements. He gives listeners a taste of “The Finer T Place” and strokes the difficulties that sometimes come w the next decade Donell says he‟ll be doing the same thin taking things he‟s been through, or what he sees others Love”, “Shorty”, and his newest single “Love Like This” h perform. His fans can expect to see him at the top of 2011, when he plans to tour. Or if the catch him on Twitter.com/donelljones96 and Facebook.com/donelljones96.

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(Cover Story) -DONELL JONES

ent to Talk Music and “Lyrics”

urns and is who offered y like Trey e “I Wanna d “Yearnin‟” men on how d a new alng”. Donell n busy strategizing on how to continue supplyack with “Lyrics”, his fifth studio album which nell Jones‟ silky smooth voice and arousing lyrk in session. In this song, he caresses the idea club. “I want my fans to feel the emotions and st rode an emotional rollercoaster.”

been known to write for other artists such as away from writing for others because writing a s opinion about the state of R&B music today, rom older artists like myself. As a result, I feel r-ish and we lost sight of real R&B”.

and it‟s time to take notes. “Lyrics” takes you ood for an R&B junky‟s IPod with the musical Things in Life, asks a simple question with “My with relationships on the “Just a Little” track. In ng-providing quality music. He achieves this by s go through and turns them into songs. “This he enthusiastically explains are his favorites to ey want to see what he‟s up to now, they can

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(Cover Story) - DONELL JONES

Ask Donell

BlkOpps: Who is your fa

D.J.: Michael Jackson, S

BlkOpps: Goin and father, I’m busy, and trave

D.J.: In the beg It can be very s You have to tak

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(Cover Story) - DONELL JONES

avorite R&B artist of the past and who is your favorite R&B artist of today?

Stevie Wonder, Trey Songz.

ng back to the many hats you wear. You’re a writer, producer, singer, not sure if there is a special lady in your life now, but how does being a eling musician affect family life?

ginning of my career it was very rough. I had four daughters when I started. stressful. But at the end of the day they understand that’s the business. ke the bitter with the sweet. BlkOpps: Do you have any strong interests outside of music? D.J.: Lately I’m into shooting short films. I’m a Gemini, so I jump from different subjects. That’s what my passion is right now. If there is any thing I’d like to do, it is to do a sound track and movie. BlkOpps: Many people think “Where I Wanna Be” is your debut album, and don’t know about “My Heart”. What do you think was a major contribution to this misconception? D.J.: I won an American music award in 2001. The award was for best new artist. I wasn’t a new artist.

Click Here to view Donell’s latest video “Love Like This..”

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Featuring the hit single “Love Like This” Donell Jones “Lyrics” Availalable in Stores and Online NOW!!! Purchase at Best Buy and get 3 Bonus Tracks REAL R&B IS BACK!!! Lyrics have been the window to his soul since his debut nearly 15 years ago and Donell Jones has not stopped wearing his heart on his sleeve ever since. With his latest offering "Lyrics" Jones has taken control of his affairs and with his own label Candyman Music through eOne Music, the album boasts an impressive showing at No. 9 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and at No. 28 on the Billboard 200 this week. Lead single "Love Like This" has so far reached No. 8 on the Adult R&B airplay chart.

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In The Booth with Amanda Pollard

Rising singer and songwriter Amanda Polla duced to music as a child. She attended No becoming a classically trained first soprano ence to create a dynamic range of vocal ab Panthers, the former Charlotte Hornets, th Amanda was nominated for Best Female R colades for her live shows, Amanda was aw the borders of her home state of North Ca award ceremony that honors the best in en award that has been won by platinum selli same awards ceremony as these artists is a

Since embarking on her musical journey, A began songwriting as a teen and hopes to broken, and fall in love. But people also wo and go out,� she said. “I want to capture al

With hopes of becoming a major recording stop at nothing to make it to the top.

myspace.com/amanda

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Amanda Pollard

ard is no stranger to music. Singing since she learned to speak, Amanda was formally introorthwest School of the Arts in Charlotte, North Carolina where she majored in vocal music o. Amanda combines her impressive classical training with jazz and musical theater experibilities. Her performance resume includes National Anthem performances for the Carolina he Charlotte Knights, and the 2009 North Carolina Underground Music Awards where R&B Artist. With countless performances in the Charlotte area where she receives high acwarded the 2010 Carolina Music Award for Best Female R&B Artist. Having evolved beyond rolina, Amanda is most recently nominated for a 2011 Southern Entertainment Award , an ntertainment throughout 12 Southern states. “It is such an honor to be nominated for an ing artists like T.I., Drake and Nicki Minaj”, she said. “To hear my name mentioned in the amazing.”

Amanda’s life has revolved around her music. Blessed with a natural gift of writing, Amanda capture the essence of human experience in her songs. “People get sad, get their hearts onder what life is all about, they want to inspire others, they get happy, get hype, dance ll of that in my music and I’m inspired by everyone and everything around me.”

g artist, Amanda is an active member of ASCAP and has the determination and talent to

asmusiconline (980) 322-5182 amandasmusiconline@gmail.com

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HAPPY THANKS GIVING From the staff and management of BLACKOPPS ENTERTAINMENT We are truly thankful for our families, friends and loved ones and also you, our extended Blackopps family. May this holiday season be a joyous and blessed time. We wish you a safe and happy holiday season.

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Featured Photography by: DIAMOND DISTRICT

Blackopps Entertainment is proud to present our featured photographer:

DIAMOND DISTRICT You will find this photographer’s work throughout the pages of this edition. You can contact this photographer at: Facebook: www.facebook.com/diamonddistrictphoto Model Mayhem: www.modelmayhem.com/diamonddistrictphoto Email: diamonddistrictphoto@gmail.com Short Bio: Has to be short... We have only been here 90 days. Diamond District was started by two friends, Jermaine (Big J.) Parmely and Samuel (China-Man) Taylor. Both Big J. and China-Man have had their hands in the entertainment industry. Big J. was a music producer and videographer/photographer in S.C.. China-Man Started as a producer in Raleigh (Raleigh Beats Inc.) from 1998-2002. Then fell back from the scene until he resurfaced as a model in 2008. In August of 2010 Big J. approached China-Man about joining forces and creating a full service photography and videography company called "Diamond District". Even though they both can work both sides; at the moment China-Man runs the photography side while Big J. holds down the video. This is a Brand New up and coming company Based in Raleigh, and Greensboro NC and the rest is History... "Whats a dime to a Diamond...?"

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