Imani Wisdom's brainchild -- Pink Noire Publications -- has been known for her unpredictable style of storytelling. Now its founder is expanding the "pink and black" brand to shine on prolific artists. From the inspirationalist, Danica Worthy to bestselling author, Stacy Deanne, Pink Noire understand these talented individuals know how to express their craft through words, song, dance, and stroke of a brush.

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This week, Pink Noire is switching up things. Instead of posting the usual interview on books, secret quirks, and the turning points of an artist life; I want to show you a trailer as to why I created The Lounge in the first place.

Now for a moment, think of the name “Urban Literature”, what is the first thing that comes to mind?

Hood books or how about street literature? Some have accused the genre as glamorizing the realities of drugs and sex? Or suggesting -- as broad as Urban Literature is -- has no place even being called literature.

Is that so?

Now, how about your favorite movie and television shows? Think of what’s hot, especially what you’ve been tweeting lately. Empire is a good one or Scandal. Both shows are a must watch; they’re ratings giants with darn good writing. Or how about your favorite movies, do you remember the Al Pacino classic, Scarface? I understand that did well at the box office.

My point with these comparisons: there are no comparisons.

In this trailer below, Pink Noire’s featured artist, Kaven Brown, conveys the God-honest reality of what’s behind the books. And really, what’s behind the books aren’t different of what’s on television.

I guess you will have to see trailer for yourself, and then read our interview here in The Lounge later this month. And hopefully -- just hopefully, minds will be change.


Kaven Brown is a multi-talented entrepreneur. An author, photographer and producer, who has been making waves in the publishing industry and music video circuit since the release of his first novel, Two Face, a suspense thriller with an urban flair that delves into the world of organized crime, merciless killers and crafty lawyers.

Brown’s latest literary foray is the companion piece to the documentary, Behind Those Books, which is a non-fiction book of the same title. He has written 4 novels, a screenplay, several treatments for music videos and documentaries. Brown is the founder and publisher of The Urban Book Source, an online publication that has focused on urban literature since its inception in 2006. Brown was responsible for designing the website and contributing to many of the sites features. The website has grown from a grassroots following to one of the premiere online websites for urban literature, African American authors and publishers that offers insightful editorials, interviews and book reviews. Brown has photographed several celebrities and his work has appeared in People Magazine, Daily News, TMZ, The New York Post, Essence Magazine and numerous online publications. Brown resides in New York City where he continues to work on photography, writing and producing



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