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: 22. Questlove

Although Bougie Black People love The Roots, this love pales in comparison to the adoration they feel for Questlove, who's joined 2008 Obama, 1959 Sidney Poiter, and 1852 Frederick Douglass as the only men to have a 100% Bougie Black approval rating.

The Definitive List Of The 10 Least Likable Black People

Is it possible for anyone to be more unlikable than Yung Berg? We'll see.

Skinny Jeans And Jordans And…A Gray Hair? Wait…Am I Having A Mid-Life Crisis?

Although I feel (relatively) young and think I look (relatively) young, I'm closer to 50 than I am to 18. Perhaps the Jordans are a sign of a mid-life crisis

Beyonce Derangement Hyperbole Syndrome

No one makes people exaggerate the way Beyonce does. She is not just a singer. Her "voice lapdances on souls." She does not perform. She "snatches wigs and edges and wayward teeth."

The 25 Best Booties Not Named On The Original List Of The 25 Best Booties

Like Vogue, the New York Times has apparently caught booty fever. They think booty is their ally. But, while they merely adapted to booty fever, we were born in it. Molded by it.

The Definitive List Of The 20 Best Times To Be Black

There are hundreds of thousands of times it's great to be Black. Here's the top 20

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.