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.

Why I’m Totally Here For Kyla McMullen’s List Of 73 Sexy Science Sistas

Because NSBE conventions are like Freaknik before everyone knew Freaknik was Freaknik, but for Black people with Uber accounts.

VSB Presents: The #BlackestName In America Tournament, Round 1 Day 1

An an attempt to finally determine America's Blackest name, we formed a committee of Blackness mavens to nominate dozens of very real names owned by very real people, eventually narrowing down to 64: A perfect number for a tournament!

Welcome To The New VSB

The last few months have been spent putting the plans to action, culminating with our not-so-brand-spanking-new-but-still-new-as-hell digital magazine, VSB

A Story About My Dad

As a child, wrapped up in your own world of crushes, Little Hugs, and gym classes, if you're lucky enough to have good parents, you don't consciously think of their love for and devotion towards you.

Rest In Peace, Ruby Dee

No other actress personified matriarch the way she did. She wasn't just a mother, she was the mother.

Why You Shouldn’t Be Mad About Yaya DaCosta As Whitney Houston

Although Yaya is a public figure, she's not so public that we feel like we know her. She can disappear without doing an obvious impersonation.

10 Things Much Less Loyal Than Hoes

If we're defining loyalty as being dependable, reliable, and faithful, there are millions of things much less loyal than hoes.

Your Team Lost? Don’t Blame The Refs

Why it's (probably) not the ref's fault you or your team lost.

You’re A Black Person Dating A White Person? Great. Have A Cookie, And Get Out Your Damn Head

No one really cares that much about your interracial relationship...until you start acting like everyone already cares

A Quick Word On Rihanna, Rihanna’s Dress, And The Illuminati

Rihanna just might be in the Illuminati. (No, seriously. I'm serious.)

10 Things You Need To Know If You Were Invited To A Wedding This Summer

Unless they're in that 1% of salmon-colored pants wearing motherf*ckers whose family owns the rights to the color orange, your soon-to-be married friends will need money.

Last Hour For Bougie Black Girl Tees, Tanks, and V-Necks

Only one hour left to purchase "Bougie Black Girl" tees, tanks, and v-necks. They're black, the...

Last Weekend For “Bougie Black Girl” Tanks And Tees

Our “Bougie Black Girl” t-shirt reunion tour is almost complete. Only three days left to cop a...

Thank You, Maya

I did not know Maya Angelou. We never met. I never shook her hand. I never sat in a class she ta...

The Five People Most Upset By Kim And Kanye’s Wedding

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian got married last weekend. Judging from their wedding pictures and...