Damon Young

Damon Young

Damon Young is the editor-in-chief of VSB. He is also a contributing editor for EBONY.com. He resides in Pittsburgh, and he really likes pancakes.

Shit Bougie Black People Love: 21. Panels, Conferences, And Conventions

A gaggle of ironic t-shirts? Check! Lanyards? Check! Badges explaining exactly who everyone is? Check! Someone from Black Girls Run holding a clipboard for some reason? Check!

Actress Arrested For…Kissing While Black

Perhaps someone should buy some yarn today -- while Black, of course -- and test if "Crocheting while Black" is a crime as well.

The Whitest Thing We’ve Seen This Week: The Palin Family Snow Mobile Party Brawl

While we'll continue to recognize lovely examples of peak Blackness, peak Whiteness deserves some love as well.

The Definitive List Of The 25 Best Booties Of All-Time

A list for Vogue to peruse the next time they want to pretend like asses were first invented backstage at the 2013 VMAs

The Blackest Thing We’ve Seen This Week

There is no single food Blacker than the Kool-Aid packet. Not greens, not chitlins, not salt, not nothing. Imagine Cornell West playing dominoes at Rucker Park. That's how Black the Kool-Aid packet is

Why Roger Goodell Is Not Getting Fired Any Time Soon

The league will continue to grow as long as we keep the NFL such an important part of our cultural zeitgeist. And, as long as those numbers continue to grow, Goodell will continue to keep -- and earn -- his $44 million salary

Leaked: More Danny Ferry NBA Scouting Reports

Intrigued by his comments about Luol Deng, our crack research team discovered a few more of Danny Ferry's scouting reports on NBA players

Exactly How Racist Was Atlanta Hawks Owner Bruce Levenson’s Email?

What I read here is a man who might not be a racist, but lazily drew racist conclusions to an issue that goes much deeper than any cosmetic racial concerns

Ray Rice And The “Well, Actually…” People

After video surfaced this morning of Rice clearly knocking out his fiancee, and dragging her out of an elevator, I wonder what the "Well, actually..." people have to say now.

10 Things I Learned From My Labor Day Spelunking Adventure

Spelunking is not taking a sight-seeing tour through a cave. Spelunking is having to crawl underneath rocks and through creeks in spaces as narrow as Taylor Swift's hips.

Michael Sam, And The Black (And Gay) Politics Of Being “Twice As Good”

True progress isn't Jackie Robinson making the Brooklyn Dodgers. It's the .220 Black hitter with the above average arm making the Dodgers.

Five Things Hackers Need To Do Instead Of Hacking Celebrity Nude Pictures

Sure, you have hackivist groups like Anonymous, but they mostly deal with highly publicized cases. What about the little people? The taxpayers? The voters? The people subjected to Big Sean's rap career? Who's looking out for us?

Shit Bougie Black People Love: 20. A Different World

Although it only aired six seasons, the chronicles of Dwayne Wayne, Whitley Gilbert and the rest of the Hillman College population were so resonate that it set the blueprint for how an entire generation of soon-to-be Bougie Black People would live their lives.

Why 2014 Is The Best Year For Light-Skinned Black Men Ever

2008 -- previously thought to be the best year for light-skinned Black men ever -- proved to be a mere 12th floor stop on the light-skinned Black man's 2014 ascent to the penthouse.

What I’ve Learned About Myself After Being Married For A Month

Maybe they don't know everything about you, but they know you. And with that comes a steadily increasing level of imperviousness to your bullshit. Since you can't really bullshit them, you can't really bullshit yourself. Not anymore.