Cherise Amber Charleswell: Real Talk Tips: Laugh-Out-Loud Pointers and Suggestions

Up and coming author Cherise Amber Charleswell presents her debut book, Real Talk Tips: Laugh-Out-Loud Pointers and Suggestions. Described as a “a non-traditional, sassy, and painfully honest self help guide and work book for the morally challenged and socially inept members of society”, Ms. Charleswell provides tips on hygiene, physical appearance, communication, the workplace, and money management.

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Posted by on November 19, 2020 in Uncategorized


Vicki Ward: Savvy, Sassy and Bold After 50!

From the pen of author Vicki Ward:

Savvy, Sassy and Bold After 50 is an enlightening and informative book tailored for maturing women looking toward retirement, and developing new and exciting lifestyles. It is a handbook packed with vital information on health, wealth, and living victoriously after 50!

Topics include changing health issues for maturing women, the benefits of proper nutrition, and exercise, and the value of mind body medicine in achieving maximum health.

Savvy, Sassy and Bold After 50 is a Northern California Publishers and Authors Book Award Winner.

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Posted by on November 19, 2020 in Uncategorized


Danielle Spencer: Through The Fire….Journal of a child star

You once knew her as the precocious sister Dee on the show “What’s Happening?” years ago. Now Dr. Danielle Spencer shares her experience and her new life as a veterinarian in her book, Through The Fire……Journal of a child star. Here’s a brief description of this biography:

Once described by Entertainment Weekly to be “easily one of the best bratty siblings in TV history.”, Danielle Spencer describes her surreal transition from her life in New York City to Hollywood. With humor, she details her life and activities after the show What’s Happening ended, until she is met with a challenge that reveals her inner strength.

It’s available in our bookstore now! Click the link below for a copy of Dr. Spencer’s book.

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Posted by on November 19, 2020 in Uncategorized


Nashieqa Washington: Why Do Black People Love Fried Chicken?

In this insightful book by author Nashieqa Washington, she describes many of the myths and facts concerning Black people.

The author takes a clever approach to race relations in answering commonly asked questions about African-Americans in a non-judgmental and sometimes comical matter of fact tone. A guaranteed thought provoker and conversation starter.

Exercise your mind by ordering a copy in our online bookstore now!

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Posted by on November 19, 2020 in Uncategorized


Gloria J. Lathen: Your Purpose is Greater Than Your Pain

Gloria J. Lathen, also known as Dr. Gloria Walker (her title very well deserved) encourages readers to see the rewards associated with her book, Your Purpose is Greater Than Your Pain (link). To find out why, let her explain it in detail for you:

This Book of Poems is a vent for my life Trials; I thank God for Allowing me to speak from my heart. The purpose of this book is to encourage others to PUSH PASS THEIR PAIN & PROCEED with the PROCESS to PRAY, PLAN, PREPARE & PURSUE the calling in which God has gifted you. Gloria uses her poetry to motivate, stimulate, and cultivate people to move beyond the ordinary and go for the extra-ordinary Until Next Time………. Remember everyone has a story it’s up to you if you want to share it. – Gloria J. Lathen

If you’re looking for an uplifting, inspirational book to get you through this difficult holiday season, make sure Ms. Lathen’s book is on your shelves this year. Available now in our online bookstore.

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Posted by on November 19, 2020 in Uncategorized


Until No More: I Just Want to Write

The super talented Until No More worked as the Children’s Corner director for the L.A. Black Book Expo before expanding her interest hosting multiple online radio programs, writing for a local newspaper (Cal Crus News) interviewing celebrities and other interesting people. She is also an accomplished author with her latest, I Just Want to Write. Don’t take our word for it, let Ms. Until describe for you what you will find once you open the pages of her masterpiece:

“I Just Want to Write!-is a collection of poems and essays created to imprint the journey of my love affair with the three P’s; pen, paper, and pencil. Which illustrates my dreams, ambitions and desires; with hopes of inspiring, encouraging and uplifting all who will read it. This is my soul inscribed for all to bear.” ~Until

I Just Want to Write is available in our online bookstore right now! Spend your holiday season with a good book to read.

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Posted by on November 19, 2020 in Uncategorized


Carrie Macon: Counterfeit love, Bullying: From The Playground to The Pulpit

As an independent online bookstore, it’s our goal to promote books by new authors. Carrie Macon has come out with two gems exclusively for us: Counterfeit Love and Bullying: From the Playground to the Pulpit. We’ll let the talented Ms. Macon take it from here: (links in the titles in bold)

Counterfeit love

From the author:

This is not your typical romance/love story. This story is about different people with different lives, yet, they all have one thing in common. Their commonality is that they now know that God’s love is an unconditional love for those who will seek Him. Everyone has a story to tell and I, like them are learning more about the love of God through my prayer group. And I have to say that I have grown tremendously being in this group of beautiful, God-fearing prayer warriors. Learning your truth, knowing your worth and trusting in God. We all have got to get back to our first love, and that is God.

Bullying: From The Playground to The Pulpit

From the author:

I’m no stranger to bullying. I went through it as a young child, and with my most recent experience through my employment. Over the years I have seen children, beautiful little souls take their lives because they were told they couldn’t or shouldn’t be who they were. A very good friend lost her life, she was married to her bully. It’s too much, and enough is enough. We need to come together as a people, as a nation to stomp out bullying for good. Let’s start here and now……

If you’re looking for two good reads for the holidays, be sure to support Carrie and buy copies of Counterfeit Love and Bullying: From The Playground to The Pulpit in our bookstore now!

Please continue to support authors and the books they write!

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Posted by on November 19, 2020 in Uncategorized


He Said, She Said Relationship Forum (San Francisco 2008)

This is coverage from San Francisco radio station KPOO at the third annual African American Spoken Word Festival in February 2008 inside the San Francisco Public Library. The festival featured a relationship forum with moderators Charles L. Chatmon and Patrick Womack. Panelists are authors Larry Ukali Johnson-Redd (Conversations of Africa) and Pearl Jr (Black Women Need Love Too).

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Posted by on November 11, 2020 in Uncategorized


The Power of Language (Podcast)

The power of language is a powerful tool for anyone who’s willing to use it. In this entry, Charles describes how this power is applied to speakers from politicians to entertainers.

His website:

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Posted by on October 27, 2020 in Uncategorized


Brothers Need 2 Step Up (TOAS)

In this podcast, Chatmon’s Books owner Charles L. Chatmon makes an appeal for Black men to step up and consider retaking the lead when it comes to organizing projects or organizations in the community.

Please visit Charles at his website,

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Posted by on October 16, 2020 in Uncategorized

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