Selected Press

April 3, 2019

Damon Young of Very Smart Brothas worries about everything. A lot.

His new book, ‘What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker,’ takes you into the brain of the most anxious black man in Pittsburgh

(The Undefeated)

March 25, 2019

Damon Young on the 'Absurdity' of Being Black

The co-founder of the cultural criticism website Very Smart Brothas mines his experiences in a new memoir, “What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker.”

(New York Times)


White People Often Don’t See Damon Young. That’s About to Change.

How Damon Young became a voice for young people of color.

Mother Jones

March 22, 2019

Damon Young finds hilarity and profundity in vulnerability

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette