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: 17. Pretending To Be “Ratchet”

It might surprise you to encounter a group of BBP in the wild, donned in pastel jeans, J. Crew maxi dresses, and delicate beards, taking mean mug selfies and holding impromptu twerk contests.

Shit Bougie Black People Love: 16. Day Parties

The day party -- a thinly-veiled excuse to drink all day long -- is the Bougie Black Person's shrewdest invention.

That Time Dr. Beverly Tatum Shared A Perfect Example Of White Privilege

Concrete and distilled "intellectual" WP is as elusive as a fart in a cyclone. You don't know exactly where it came from. But you can smell it.

My Bobby Shmurda Problem (Hint: HE CAN’T F*CKING RAP!!!)

You do have to wonder why the answer to "Who's the next big thing in rap?" often seems to be "a rapper who can't actually rap."

Meet Michele Roberts: 1st Woman To Head Pro Sports Union. Professional Bad-Ass

Look. I'd be lying if I said I heard of Michele Roberts, new head of the National Basketball Player...

Nicki Minaj’s Completely (And Unsurprisingly) Noncontroversial Ass

Aside from a few memes and a couple thinkpieces, the only controversy around this controversial cover is that there's no controversy. We came, we saw Nicki Minaj's ass, and we shrugged.

10 Things The NFL Cares Even Less About Than It Cares About Women

Don't fret too much about the NFL's apathy towards women, because women are far from the bottom of the NFL's totem pole.

Six Things No One Tells You About Your Wedding Day

There's no other time you'll have people from all corners of your life in one place. Well, maybe your funeral. But that doesn't count, cause you won't be there.

Drake, The Most Talented Rapper…Ever

There's no one who can drop a hot 16 and do what Drake did last night, as he owned the ESPYs by vacillating between witty, funny, clever, mean, charming, self-deprecating, corny, and creepy.

On Bachelor Parties And Blackouts

This concept of an increased awareness and self-consciousness is one that many of us (myself included) often fail to think about when comparing the world women inhabit to the one men do.

Lebron Goes Back to Cleveland. Holy. Fucking. Shit. (Edit: 10 Post-Nosebleed Observations)

Sure someone has made a much better/smarter point about this, but I can't think of an athlete more in control of...everything they do, and more willing/able to exert that control than Lebron James.

I’m Getting Married In 10 Days. And I’m Fine With That.

People keep asking if I'm nervous my single days are ending. I don't have the heart to tell them the truth. ("No. Not at all.")

How Seinfeld Became My Dating Litmus Test

I can't imagine spending my life with someone who doesn't appreciate the same ironies, references, and inside jokes I do. And yes, this makes a diehard Seinfeld fan and a person who thought Seinfeld sucked incompatible.

What Solange Would Have Said About The Fight If She Were One Of Your Cousins

Solange isn't one of your cousins. Because if she were, her first official public statement about her fight with Jay Z would have been much, much different.

Relax, Everyone. White Rappers Aren’t Taking Over

The angst over a White artist's popularity in this space minimizes the ubiquity and amorphousness of hip-hop culture. Hip-hop is big as fuck. So big that there's space for White visitors. Even rude ones.