Cultural Figure of the Week: Pheidippides

Most people don’t understand why someone would run 26.2 miles for enjoyment. I am one of those people. I could never do it, but boy do I respect those that can. And boy do I respect Pheidippides. Pheidippides is the creator of the marathon, and the savior of the marathon. Let me explain. When the…

Cultural Figure of the Week: Jon Stewart

Victorian Art    Jon Stewart, born Jon Stewart Liebowitz (of course he’s a moone), is a leader. He puts people in their place. He addresses important issues, identifies the problem, who is creating the problem, and suggests a solution. He started as a stand up comic, and made his way up the ranks until he…

Black Culture Month Cultural Figure of the Week: Willie Thrower

Willie Thrower, 1930-2002 The first ever black quarterback in the NFL had the most appropriate name ever for the position. A lot of black athletes have swag names like D’brickashaw Ferguson, De’anthony Thomas, and Armani Jackson, but none compare to Willie Thrower. Now, I’m not honoring Willie solely based on his name, (although his name…