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.

Thanksgiving Foods You Won’t Eat Unless You’re Absolutely, Positively Sure Of Who Made Them

Because you know the difference between Aunt Kim's potato salad and grandma's potato salad is like the difference between Big Sean and Biggie

Dear Chris Brown: People Will Get Over You And Rihanna If You Allow Them To Get Over You And Rihanna

Instead of following Michael Vick's script, you're following R. Kelly's. And no one follows R. Kelly. Unless, of course, they want chlamydia.

Shit Bougie Black People Love: 24. Bottomless Mimosas

If you were to happen upon a herd of BBP in the wild, scouring the streets for Crossfit tips and half-priced scones, ask them who has the city's best bottomless mimosas, and listen in awe

Being A Husband Means You Kill The Maggots

"Kill the maggots" is not an analogy

My Street Harassment Story

Instead of putting so much energy into defending your right to holla, ask a woman -- any woman -- to tell you a street harassment story. And listen.

Why I Love NBA Basketball (…And Why You Don’t If You Don’t)

On loving the NBA for what it is, and what it isn't

Five Black Superheroes We Need To See

Hopefully coming to a theater near you

The Definitive Ranking Of Black Male Hairstyles

Who's first? (And who's worst?)

Dear Black People: Please Stop Spreading The Lie That “Bad” Blacks Are Holding “Good” Blacks Back

Because making blanket negative statements about (relatively) powerless and voiceless people is just as bad as what you're accusing these powerless and voiceless people of

Black-ish, The Best Black Sitcom…Ever?

All things considered, I've seen enough to say that Black-ish could end up being the best Black sitcom ever.

On Seattle Quarterback Russell Wilson Not Being “Black Enough”

There's enough space in Black America for Blacks more comfortable around Black people and doing things traditionally associated with Black culture, and those more comfortable doing other things

Yup, Black Pittsburghers Have A “Pittsburghese” Too

After assuming I was the baseline and everyone else spoke with an accent, it was a bit jarring to learn that the way I spoke wasn't "right," just Pittsburgh

A Second-By-Second Breakdown Of President Obama Reminding Us He Can Take Your Girlfriend

00:24: President Obama says "There's an example of a brother just embarrassing me. Just for no reason whatsoever" which you can totally imagine him saying about Ben Carson