Damon Young

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Rose

You Are No Derrick Rose,So Let Derrick Rose Be

When I first decided to write about Derrick Rose and some of the reaction to…

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‘I Always Thought My Dad Would Go First’

My parents mortality is something I’d been aware of as long as I’ve been aware…

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How to Fix the BET Hip-Hop Awards

The BET Hip-Hop awards aired this week, an annual awards show whose sole purpose now…

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5 Life Lessons from Love and Hip Hop: Hollywood (No, Really!)

Five episodes in, Love and Hip-Hop: Hollywood — or, as I affectionately call it, The…

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‘I’m Someone’s…Husband?’

When I think of a husband, I think of a character Dennis Haysbert or Danny…

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‘How to Get Away’ with 6 Things You Never See on TV

After two episodes of the smash hit How to Get Away With Murder, Shonda Rhimes…

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Dear NFLI’m Just Not That Into You (Anymore)

I’m sure some of you reading this are aware that I’m one of the founders…

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No White Friends

Before I get started, I need to write a disclaimer: I am very cool with…

What Black Ray Rice Apologists and Racists Have in Common

Today marks a month since Mike Brown was shot and killed by a police officer…

The Story Michael Brown Will Never Be Able to Tell

My career as a criminal lasted two weeks, beginning and ending in the summer of…