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Damon Young

Damon Young is a co-founder and editor in chief of VerySmartBrothas, a senior editor for The Root, and a columnist for GQ. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, MSNBC, Al-Jazeera, Slate, Salon, The Guardian, New York Magazine, Jezebel, Complex, Essence Magazine, USA Today, and the Pittsburgh Post Gazette. "What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker" is Young's first book of essays. He lives in Pittsburgh with his wife and daughter.