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Damon Young

"VerySmartBrotha" co-founder Damon Young shares America what life is like being black in America in his new book "What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker."
Sarah Huny Young

Growing up in Pittsburgh, co-founder of the cultural commentary website VerySmartBrothas and the author of the memoir “What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker,” Damon Young is bringing his “living while black” experiences to the Kranzberg Arts Center on Friday.

Young, 40, harbored the idea of writing a book for while. His agent suggested he take his punchy racial, cultural and political explainers and compile them in a more profound but still engaging way.