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.

Black-ish, The Best Black Sitcom…Ever?

All things considered, I've seen enough to say that Black-ish could end up being the best Black sitcom ever.

On Seattle Quarterback Russell Wilson Not Being “Black Enough”

There's enough space in Black America for Blacks more comfortable around Black people and doing things traditionally associated with Black culture, and those more comfortable doing other things

Yup, Black Pittsburghers Have A “Pittsburghese” Too

After assuming I was the baseline and everyone else spoke with an accent, it was a bit jarring to learn that the way I spoke wasn't "right," just Pittsburgh

A Second-By-Second Breakdown Of President Obama Reminding Us He Can Take Your Girlfriend

00:24: President Obama says "There's an example of a brother just embarrassing me. Just for no reason whatsoever" which you can totally imagine him saying about Ben Carson

Why This Kid’s YMCA Membership Card Pic Is The Blackest (And Cutest) Thing We’ve Ever Seen This Week

Even though this is a pretend jumpshot with pretend form, his smirk clearly lets you know that his pretend jumpshot went in

The #PostBadBeards Struggle Is REAL: Why I’m Not Mad At Fake Beards

Although "light-skinned points," "big booty points," "long hair points," "tall points," "big dick points," and "he has a job points" are well established within our community, "man hair points" -- where men are given extra attractiveness points just for having a full beard or long dreadlocks -- are just as common.

Why The “Unmasking” Of Viola Davis On HTGAWM Is The Blackest Thing We’ve Ever Seen This Week

Because nothing is Blacker than a Black person "fixing their face" right before a confrontation

I Just Want To Talk To My Mom Today

My mom died October 18th. Today, October 16th, marks a year since the day I knew I'd never hear her voice again.

A Ranking Of The 10 Whitest Guys Rashida Jones Has Been Romantically Paired With On Screen

In this context, "White guy" is defined as "guy who is White."

A Ranking Of The 25 Best Black Television Shows Of All-Time

I (obviously) created the list, so the list is (obviously) right. Still, feel free to disagree.

How To Celebrate Columbus Day In The Most Columbus Day Way Possible

Go to Facebook. Write and publish a status message telling all of your friends -- who are already on Facebook, obviously -- that you just discovered a great new website called "Facebook."

Shit Bougie Black People Love: 23. Thinkpieces

The thinkpiece -- when a writer articulates a smart-sounding angle on either a topic everyone is talking about or a topic no one has ever talked about -- only ranks behind "the bottomless mimosa" and "Melissa Harris-Perry" when listing inventions most crucial to Bougie Black life

Our Dangerous Definition Of Manhood

While I know what I've learned and what I've been told, I wonder what being a "man" actually means