The VSB Takeover: Part II

We know. Thanks for the compliment, though

So, there’s a strong chance that things are going to be a little different around here in the near future. Don’t be alarmed. This isn’t a bad thing. It’s just that our diabolic plan for world domination is making us quite busy nowadays, and we may be adding (and subtracting) some aspects to VSB.

How busy? Well, I won’t divulge everything that’s going on behind the scenes just yet, but for now…

Let’s start off with the lovely Liz Burr, who’s producing a new web series for Moguldom Media Group. Titled “She’s The Boss“, it features one-on-one interviews and profiles of successful black business women in NYC.  (I think it’s just a contrived way for Liz to eventually interview herself on camera, but don’t tell her I said that)

Panama and I have begun working on our second book. I won’t tell you exactly what it’s about yet, but I’ll give you a hint: I touched on the topic in an post this week.

And speaking of “Your Degrees Won’t Keep You Warm At Night“, we’re thisclose to signing off on something pretty amazing. Just waiting for a couple of lawyers to, um, do whatever it is that lawyers do before we can publicly say exactly what it is.

You might recall  me mentioning a few months ago that I was named head editor of an online New Yorker-ish magazine that’s launching in the fall. Well, that magazine has a name now — The Hill Review — and a launch date (Sept. 12th). Our web designer (Yup. Huny. We’re rocking with the best.) is still working out a few kinks on our yet to be completed homepage, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t add us on our brand spanking new Twitter and Facebook pages right now. Also, although our super snarky submissions policy isn’t ready for public consumption just yet (Seriously, this thing is a work of art. It’s especially funny if you read it with Russell Brand’s voice. ), I wouldn’t let it stop you from sending us something at submissions@thehillreview.com if you’re interested in contributing in some manner. “Some manner” could be a poem, an excerpt, a piece of fiction, an essay, a query, a pitch, or whatever.

Don’t worry. We do bite, but they’re (usually) non-lethal.

As usual, Panama and I have been making our way around the web as well.

Panama was recently interviewed by The Statesman for a look at online dating and social media. Don’t forget that you can find him at The Stir and GuySpeak as well.

My “Ask A Very Smart Brotha” column at Madame Noire is still going strong. This week, I addressed the futility of being a “ride-or-die” chick and why you shouldn’t kill your man’s dreams.

Also, Latoya Peterson of Racialicious asked me to take part in a very, very interesting roundtable discussion about interracial dating. Split into four parts, you can find the first part of the conversation here.

Lastly, yesterday’s conversation about race and tipping and waiters with superiority complexes will continue next week at The Good Man Project, as I agreed to let them repost “The White Person’s Guide To Black People, Part 5”. Mosey on over there on Monday if you still need to get some things off your chest.

Anyway, that’s enough from me today. Does anyone else have anything new and exciting and sh*t that they want to share? The carpet is yours.

—The Champ

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Damon Young

Damon Young is the editor-in-chief of VSB. He is also a columnist for GQ.com and EBONY Magazine. And a founding editor for 1839. And he's working on a book of essays to be published by Ecco (HarperCollins). Damon is busy. He lives in Pittsburgh, and he really likes pancakes. Reach him at damon@verysmartbrothas.com. Or don't. Whatever.

  • I’m really proud of all three of you.

  • Girl Kanyeshrug

    Congratulations you guys!!!!!

  • SheWhoReads

    I start my PhD on Monday.

    And congrats to VSB and the in-house VSS!

  • Liz

    Hahahaha @ interviewing myself!

    Seriously, we’ve got some cool ladies on deck for the show. Ya’ll should check it out: http://madamenoire.com/shestheboss

  • …cause VSB ain’t nothing ta f*ck with.
    *sign language*
    *crip walks away*

  • keisha brown

    VSB taking over the WORRRRRRRRRRRRRRRLD!!!
    *rides on Cheekie’s 1st class coattails on the VSB domination tour.


    Proud (international) member of VSB Nation

  • Sagey Bear

    No. I am now anti-vsb. I am a hater. I’m never coming back.

  • Masiotso

    You guys deserve all the goodness coming your way and I’m happy to be a witness to it. I do love VSB and Liz!

  • I’ve already gone to Amazon to pre-order my copy of “Tip DEEZ Whitey: A N*gga’z Guide to Restaurant Etiquette”

  • It’s just that our diabolic plan for world domination is making us quite busy nowadays.

    *stands at the home plate in perfect batting stance, focuses…then shrugs and walks away*

    Meh. Too easy.

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