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.

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

Eight Dumb-Ass Sexual Myths (Some) People Somehow Still Believe

There are people who actually do believe making extended eye contact with a gay person will somehow turn them gay too, like gays have the vampire worms from The Strain shooting from their eyelids

The Levels Of The Friend Zone, Brought To You By Scandal’s Jake Ballard

With each episode of Scandal, Jake Ballard is discovering new levels of the friend zone. Levels we didn't know were possible to exist. Levels that disrupt our understanding of the friend zone, and force us to reassess our concepts of time, space, dimensions, and cunnilingus

Black-ish Is Cute And Cuddly, Not Controversial

It's called Black-ish, but it could very easily be called Everyone Hates My Wife And Kids After Dad Got A Promotion. What has been marketed and reviewed as subversive and politically incorrect looks and feels like a 26-minute-long "urban" IKEA spot

The One Great Thing About Moving? Getting Rid Of Old Shit

We're all shit collectors. Some of us collect more shit, some collect less. But we all collect shit. And a sizable percentage of the shit we collect has passed its point of usefulness

The Definitive List Of The 10 Most Under-Appreciated Black People

Some Black people just don't get any love from other Black people. Here's 10 who should.

On Believing In “Black Love” But Not Really Liking Black People

We (collectively) believe in Black Love. Or, want to believe, rather. But we (collectively) don't seem to like each other very much.

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