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.

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

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.