Fall Issue Cover: Tavis Smiley & KBLA Talk 1580

Fall Issue Cover: Tavis Smiley & KBLA Talk 1580

Los Angeles, Calif. - October 1, 2021 - Suite Life SoCal magazine’s publisher, Sarah Harris, releases her 9th issue of the concierge magazine, which covers what’s trending from the Imperial Valley through Bakersfield. The Fall 2021 edition highlights events and entertainment in Southern California with an in-depth look at talk show host and KBLA Talk 1580’s radio station visionary and owner, Tavis Smiley. Suite Life SoCal uncovers what it takes to build your brand and reach the nation to create lasting change. 

Speaking of change, Smiley’s brand of leadership highlights and uplifts others to have their voice heard. In this issue, meet some of KBLA Talk 1580’s heavy hitters: Dominique DiPrima, Dr. Melina Abdullah, Don Amiche, and Danny Morrison. Discover and uncover the heart and soul of KBLA as you read about these dynamic hosts who come together to bring you unapologetically progressive Black talk radio.  

Included in this issue, Suite Life SoCal puts a spotlight on The Black Table, Los Angeles' powerhouse of multi-million dollar Black event production curators. This feature includes profiles on founding members: William P. Miller, Tammy Dickerson, Leslie Jones, Lauren Montgomery and sisters Mena and Shantee Wright. Formed in 2019 from the shared disappointment of overlooking Black businesses, this collective of Los Angeles-based Black event professionals and vendors are dedicated to elevating the presence and positioning of Black-owned businesses in the special event and creative industries.

Suite Life SoCal is more than just talk; as you journey through this issue meet Brett Dismuke, General Manager of ALLBLK and WE tv. This progressive entertainment giant speaks to how he and his team have changed the way Black television and film is viewed by providing content that shows all sides of Black life. With shows like Social Society to Partners in Rhyme, audiences can tune in at any time to be entertained and educated on all things Black. 


Keeping up with arts and culture, this issue highlights some of Southern California’s rising independent artists BilionAir Carter, Taylor Stokes, and Jayce Baron. Part of the suite life is honoring the path to your purposed life. These independent artist stories both empower and give other inspiring artists wisdom for their journey. In addition, in this issue, meet former NFL player, Isaac Keys who went from the NFL to Hollywood with grace and persistence and earned a role in this season’s Power entitled - Power Book IV. 

Let’s not forget about our behind-the-scenes professionals who make entertaining the world possible. La Faye Baker is a Black stunt woman who has performed stunts on films like Independence Day to series like Family Reunion on Netflix. She isn’t just staying in shape to perform stunts; through her nonprofit Diamond in the Raw Foundation, Baker shows other young girls how to navigate the male-dominated field of stunt work. Find out more about this dynamic force in Hollywood when you read Suite Life SoCal’s Fall 2021 publication. 

As a concierge magazine, Harris and her Managing Editor, Angela Jackson, seek to highlight the events taking place in Southern California. For a taste of local entertainment from Bakersfield to San Diego, be sure to read about what’s happening this Fall in your backyard. Before you close the pages or the app, take some time to read the Suite List for a great SoCal list of professionals in the event, media and creative industries. With more than 50,000 readers, Suite Life SoCal magazine is more than just a good read; it’s a road map to suite living in Southern California. 

Suite Life SoCal is a quarterly magazine that is available at suitelifesocal.com. Subscriptions are also available by visiting the website. 


About Publisher, Sarah Harris

Sarah Harris is the publisher of Suite Life SoCal magazine and the president of SuiteEvents, a Southern California creative services and marketing company. Through her experience working in the community for more than 20 years, Harris was inspired to publish her first magazine called SAVE THE DATE, which launched in December 1999. The magazine grew and flourished until the downturn of the economy in 2009. Never one to give up, Harris has again followed her dreams to return to her love for publishing a quality magazine and launched Suite Life SoCal in June 2019. 

For press only, please contact:

Angela Jackson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (424)744-6242.

Photos: Click here for images.


Photos of Tavis Smiley / KBLA by Michael R. Moore  IG: @michaelmoore616 or iammoore.com

Photo of Sarah Harris by Malcolm Ali

Photos of BilionAir Carter by Trisha Breneé

Photos of Jayce Baron by Kem West Photography

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