By Ricky Richardson, Contributing Writer

(Los Angeles, CA.)- A new colorful, high quality and informative magazine was launched from the house that Barbara built. 

Barbara Morrison (Photo: Ricky Richardson)

Los Angeles South Chamber of Commerce publisher of South L.A. Destination Guide held a public launch event at the Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center, 4305 Degnan Blvd, #101, Los Angeles, California 90008. The event was held from 2:00PM to 5:00PM. This venue is located in historic Leimert Park Village, the heart of culture legacy in the African American community.

South L.A. Destination Guide (Photo: Ricky Richardson)

The South L.A. Destination Guide highlights Our Stories, Our Businesses, Our Communities and Our Heritage that makes up South Los Angeles, California.

A steady flow of people made their way to the event during the three hours of the program. 

Guests attending the South L.A. Destination Guide Launch Event. (Photo: Ricky Richardson)

This was a very engaging, interactive event. Guests posed for photos on the Step and Repeat, enjoyed delicious hor d’oeuvers prepared superbly by Chef Cheryl Tate ( The menu for the occasion consisted of Angus Meatballs with apricot sweet/tangy sauce, chicken wings with Cajun aioli, vegetable egg rolls and fruit/nut cup with jack cheese, strawberries, grapes, apricots and almonds. 

KBLA 1580AM was also onsite to get the word out about the station and promote their KBLA 1580AM APP. This is an important APP to download on your devices. Guests walked away with some awesome raffle prizes.

Desserts were also served at the launch event. The real treat for guests and hosts were a live, in-house performance by legendary vocalist Barbara Morrison. Anytime one can see Barbara Morrison perform in person, you know for certain that it is a lovely day and you can’t help but leave the show feeling good.

The inaugural issue of South L.A. Destination Guide is a go to guide for tourist looking to include cultural events/venues for their upcoming visits. The guide should also be a valuable resource guide for Angelenos seeking out overlooked gems around Southern California. I found out about new restaurants, businesses, services and venues in the South L.A. Destination Guide. South L.A. Destination Guide is an educational and informative resource guide that should be prominently displayed on coffee tables and other places of businesses throughout the city.