Damon Young



July 3 2013 12:40 AM
Writing at Very Smart Brothas, Damon Young says that there is an appropriate time and place to say "nigga," and determining one's audience is an integral part of figuring out when that is. 
June 21 2013 12:03 AM
Before Thursday night's big game, Very Smart Brothas' Damon Young offered some words of advice to basketball novices, including must-know facts and essential etiquette.
March 30 2013 12:16 AM
While the nation is fully engulfed in March Madness, Damon Young writes in a piece for Ebony that he's been reminded of why college hoops could never replace pro basketball. 
Feb. 15 2013 12:38 AM
Very Smart Brothas' Damon Young -- inspired by reactions to Christopher Dorner but also referring to figures like Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas -- tries to unpack what makes us decide that some folks are authentically black while we retract others' racial credentials.
Feb. 14 2013 12:32 AM
Very Smart Brothas' Damon Young says that some are just supporting the black former LAPD cop because he's black and getting back at something "white" -- and that's messed up. 
Jan. 19 2013 12:32 AM
Ebony's Damon Young says the website's video of Andre Lowe getting shot encourages viewers to justify their feelings about "black thugs." Even so, Young argues, there's no story if there's no audience. 
Dec. 13 2012 12:00 AM
Damon Young, writing at Ebony, says that a man can absolutely be too old to date just for the sake of dating.
July 13 2012 12:31 AM
From weight to fashion to music, Very Smart Brothas' Damon Young presents a list of topics about which guys are surprisingly self-conscious. 
June 2 2012 12:11 AM
At Very Smart Brothas, Damon Young unpacks the celeb's attractiveness and concludes that it's all about "being placed in a position that enabled him to be cool."
May 16 2012 12:19 AM
Very Smart Brothas' Damon Young grapples with the way black people tend to recoil at certain comments made by white folks, even when those comments address the same things we criticize about ourselves.
May 1 2012 12:19 AM
Very Smart Brothas' Damon Young reflects on half a year of being single and says it's not bad, but it's not everything the beer commercials make it out to be, either.