Damon Young is the editor-in-chief of Very Smart Brothas, an Internet platform that addresses all issues on race with humor, wit, candor and intelligence. It has been lauded for its sharp insight and cunning perspectives that spark thought and conversation.
Young has taken his blog, co-founded by Panama Jackson, with his recently released book, What Doesn’t Kill You Makes you Blacker: A Memoir in Essays.
He covers compelling chapters like, Living While Black Killed My Mom, Broke, Street Cred, Obama BoMay, How To Make To Make The Internet Hate You In 15 Easy Steps, etc.
In this captivating work, Young chronicles his efforts to survive while battling and making sense of the various neuroses his country has given him. Dr. Michael Eric Dyson said of the book: “A devastatingly funny critique of racism, What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker is a humorous and deep dive into the culture and a life lived in that precarious state we call blackness.”