Let Villains Be Villains

Have you noticed a ‘trend’ in today’s fictional villains? They appear to be damaged mental cases instead of outright evil people the reading and viewing audience should fear. In this video essay, Charles brings up a few examples of a few enduring villains and why they deserve their place in literary or film history.

Warning: expect a follow-up to this subject soon.

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Posted by on June 10, 2021 in Uncategorized


The Last Time I Saw My Father

In this video essay, Charles shares his experiences seeing his father for the last time and what impact death has for the rest of us.

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Posted by on June 10, 2021 in Uncategorized


Podcast: Nothing Personal

There are times when engaging in a conversation you expect to remain civil, you’ll find there’s no other alternative but to cut that other user loose. This entry explains it’s not personal, but it helps to keep you sane in this time of ‘argumentative culture’.

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Posted by on June 10, 2021 in Uncategorized


Podcast: Want vs. Need: The News

This week, on the podcast…….

The rise of opinion shows has provided viewers with information they want to hear, rather than need to hear which is interpreted as real news. This piece breaks down the differences with a solution the current audience has seen in the past, but not ready in this modern media-obsessed era.

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Posted by on May 11, 2021 in Uncategorized


The Voices of South Central

Hello everyone,

This is Charles L. Chatmon, owner of Chatmon’s Books. How many of you know I’m an author? That I wrote a book called The Voices of South Central? How many of you also know it’s for sale right now on the Chatmon’s Books online store?

Here’s a description for you:

Charles L. Chatmon, author of The Depths of My Soul: Poems from the heart of a man, is a fresh new voice in the world of poetry. The world he depicts is a harsh, raw view of the streets. He doesn’t flinch from the truth of what he sees and hears in South Central Los Angeles. But he doesn’t give in to despair. His poems radiate hope and strength. While many of his subjects depict the need for social change, others are tender poems, concerned only with the love between a man and a woman. Chatmon’s voices in the book can be one of an outraged critic, lover, and visionary. Don’t miss this important contribution to American poetry!

So what are you waiting for? Please be sure to support The Voices and many other books in our inventory. Please stop by and find a title that you will enjoy!

Charles L. Chatmon

Chatmon’s Books

Click for infomation of The Voices of South Central

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Posted by on May 9, 2021 in Uncategorized


Internet for Schmucks

A multitude is under control, no doubt. This entry tries to make light on the methods used to convince folks of how it works, especially on this medium. You have been warned……….

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Posted by on May 5, 2021 in Uncategorized


Black Writers Space 2012

Courtesy of the host Mz Mocha of the Black Writers Space, she interviews Charles on his books, literary and media projects including that year’s L.A. Black Book Expo. From January 2012.

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Posted by on May 4, 2021 in Uncategorized


The Keys to Failure

Charles shares his thoughts on the keys to failure based on past experiences. He reveals three factors that will lead your project or event to ruin. #failure

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Posted by on May 3, 2021 in Uncategorized


Podcasts for April 26-30

Here are the latest Thoughts on a String podcasts:

Charles reads “Beware! The Winds of Change are Blowing” from The Voices of South Central. He explains political ideologies have impeded the social discourse and why it affects everyday conversation.

The subject of suicide is not a pleasant one to talk about, but Charles shares his thoughts on a final act which robs everyone, including the person who commits it. Hopefully the advice shared in this edition of the podcast will help those in need. #suicide#youarenotalone#wearerooting4u

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Posted by on April 30, 2021 in Uncategorized


A Message to Black Women Reactions

Online presentation by allowing me (and some good brothers) to present my poem ‘A Message to Black Women’. Here are a few of the emails, IM’s I received after the poem was finished. This was the moment I knew I had to publish a book. ‘A Message’ was eventually published in The Depths of My Soul and you can hear it on my YouTube page 🙂 For the record, CChat66 morphed into my current handle, so for your (dis) pleasure, the poem is after the reactions below. ‘A Message’ or hear it . #blackwomen #poem

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Posted by on April 24, 2021 in Uncategorized

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