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Last Poems for 2020

As we’re headed to the end of a very interesting year of 2020 A.D., here are a few selections of the poetic works of Charles L. Chatmon, our owner. You will see by the book covers of the following videos where the poems come from, plus a couple that are not published. Please take some time from your busy day to listen to these inspirational words. Happy New Year to all of you.

A Girl in a Woman’s Body – The Depths of My Soul
The Story of Shontell from the upcoming book, Storm Over South Central
The Story of The Homeless – from the upcoming Storm Over South Central
The Drug of Racism – unpublished poem
South L.A. is not What it Seems – unpublished poem
So You Wanna Be a Leader – The Depths of My Soul
 
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Posted by on December 31, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

This Week’s Picks

Selected books for December 11, 2020

Books featured are available in our bookstore.

Through The Fire…..journal of a child star

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Danielle Spencer

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.

Streetz Gon’ Cry

Anthony Barrow & Tracey “Big Tray Deee” Davis

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West South Central itself is the size of most average cities. Overall, it is inhabited by doctors, lawyers, entrepreneurs, laborers and students. Interwoven within that fabric of citizens are die-hard gang-bangers, murderers and drug-dealers. Of this latter component, you have the King Crips and the Vernon Boys, who have an on-and off rivalry. Both sets have their vision locked on controlling the coke trade in the Crenshaw District. Notorious ride-or-die and hustler, Carter, from Vernon Boys is fresh out of the state penitentiary. During his absence, surreptitious acts of betrayal have placed his hood on the brink of implosion. Yet, Carter has returned with a plan and a purpose. With his mentor Wolf directing traffic from behind the walls of federal prison, Carter only needs to clean up his own backyard and then put the remainder of his pieces in their proper position in order to assume authority of the West Side’s illicit cash flow. Motivated by a deeper intent than mere ballin’ and flossin’, each of his executions are strategically calibrated to propel Carter and the Vernon Boys ahead of any and all competition vying for the top spot in the game. Will he survive long enough to realize his dreams?

Upon the Face of the Deep

Geri Chatmon

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“How many steps are required to discover the truth? Geri Chatmon has answered by chronicling her longtime pursuit of one of life’s most elusive necessities. First marching, then performing and now writing, her personal pilgrimage assists us all on our journey down the vital path to truth. For Geri, the first phase of pursuing truth was frontline activism. The rhythm of some of these writings mimic the tangible sounds of feet marching for civil rights and justice in the American south. Each step brought her, and now us, closer to the truth.

That’s it for this week! Please select the ‘Order it here’ link if any of our week’s selections interests you. We plan to make this a weekly feature with all of our books.

Be sure to visit us at chatmonsbooks.com to see all of our titles! See you then!

 
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Posted by on December 11, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

Our Inventory (First Post)

How many of you good folks are looking for a book to read this holiday season? Guess what? Here at Chatmon’s Books, we may have what you want. Just take a look at the few books on display here and if you don’t see anything you like, please visit our website at Chatmon’s Books. Make buying a good book for a friend or family member part of your end of 2020 plans. We hope you will check us out. Take care!

 
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Posted by on December 9, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

Books on Sale now!

Patience, Persistence, Perseverance and Positivity

Author: Herbert A. Brown Jr Paperback

Description: God called on Herbert A. Brown, Jr. to write this book. God blessed him with writing skills to communicate God’s word and will to the people during the current stressful economic times and turmoil in the world. As this is Herbert’s second published book Herbert again called on God to use him as a vehicle to reach as many people as possible who were distraught, discouraged, anxious and worried about the future. Herbert realized that so many people are “missing” something in their lives. Herbert called on God to use him as an instrument to communicate to these people that they need to possess the qualities of patience, persistence, perseverance, and positivity to live the blessed and abundant lives God intended for them. These qualities are paramount to living abundant and joyful lives. God loves us and wants us to enrich our lives with these qualities.

Buy it here: https://www.chatmonsbooks.com/product/patience-persistence-perseverance-and-positivity/20?cp=true&sa=true&sbp=false&q=false

Regulate! The Manual

Author: Clarence M. Allen

Description: Regulate! The Manual goes through the things in our lives where they are the most problems. There are adventures of what goes on in our neighborhood and cities all across America and the world. There is action, there are characters. Regulate! The Manual is also interactive. There are things for you to do as you regulate your way through life. There are tricks and traps inside of Regulate. Regulate! The Manual has covered the gangs, the gang members, the gang bangers, and the gangsters, racism, gays and lesbians and the status quo.

Buy it here: https://www.chatmonsbooks.com/product/regulate-the-manual/22?cp=true&sa=true&sbp=false&q=false

My Mama’s Sweet Potato Pie: El Pay de Camote de mi Mama

Author: Kay Gibbie

Description: From Kay Gibbie, My Mama’s Sweet Potato Pie: El Pay de Camote de mi Mama is a bi-lingual coloring book for ages three and up.

Buy it here: https://www.chatmonsbooks.com/product/my-mama-s-sweet-potato-pie-el-pay-de-camote-de-mi-mama/17?cp=true&sa=true&sbp=false&q=false

 
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Posted by on November 28, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

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

 
 
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