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.

Bad-Ass, Kick-Ass Black Female Lawyers Are Running 2015

We're in good hands with Roberts, Lynch, Mosby, and Harris.

Respectability Politics Are No Solution; They Are A Surrender

I'd be remiss if I didn't admit that this way of thinking can be seductive. But do not be seduced by this subterfuge.

Baltimore Is Not Ferguson; Freddie Gray Is Not Michael Brown

Cry new tears. Channel new anger. Feel it all again. All the empathy, all the sorrow, all the rage. Let it permeate you. Embrace its engulf. Because Freddie Gray deserves it. Baltimore deserves it.

How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Divine Nine

My feelings about frats/soros have grown much less cynical

I’m Only Rooting For Confirmed Shitty Human Floyd Mayweather Because He’s Black. Is This Racist?

Pacquiao seems like a very nice guy and Mayweather is a caricature of every caricature sports movie villain. But, Mayweather happens to be Black. And since I also happen to be Black, I'd rather see him win.

The Top 10 Lightskinneded Black Male Beefs, Ever

Does Michael Eric Dyson vs Cornel West make the cut?

Eric Heyl Of The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Just Wrote The Worst Column I’ve Ever Read

This title contains no hyperbole. This was literally the worst major newspaper column I've ever read.

Seven Thoughts On The Ghost Of Cornel West

A look at Michael Eric Dyson's scathing critique of Cornel West

On Being A Diehard Sports Fan…And Marrying Someone Who Doesn’t Give A Shit About Sports

I have no idea how I managed to find and marry one of the 16 women in Pittsburgh who are NOT sports fans. But I did.

10 Things About New York City From A Guy Who’s Definitely Not From New York City

I was in New York City for two days last week. This makes me a New York City expert.

It’s Tax Day, So If You Believe In Prayer, Say One For Your Favorite Bloggers Today

If you don't believe in prayer, find one and buy them a drink

How “Coon” Became The New “Female”

For whatever reason, coon and all its variations has become a go-to word for Black people who have aint-shit thoughts and opinions about race