Independence Day is great day to spend time with your friends and family. It’s also important to remember the importance of this day.
Today, we commonly use words like “liberty” and “freedom” to describe our lives and our nation without considering the cost of those words. It is easy to discuss these things when the majority of people in our nation embrace the language. Today as you celebrate this Independence Day, whether it be with a family BBQ or a fireworks display, consider for moment that at one time the idea of independence was not accepted by the majority of people in the colonies until a faithful few- like the Loyal Nine- stepped out and did the work of a patriot. Speaking out against tyranny, even when the majority would not do so. Perhaps it was the work of the Loyal Nine and the Sons of Liberty that inspired another patriot, Samuel Adams, to write:
“It does not take a majority to prevail… but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.” source: http://benswann.com
California Dentistry and Braces, headed by Loma Linda School of Dentistry graduate Dr Daniel Lee, DDS welcomes all Howard University students and alums. His Chino Hills dentist office is centrally located to most of SoCal. For those that don’t know, Chino Hills intersects Orange, Riverside and Los Angeles counties. Drop by for a consultation and see what a difference a beautiful, healthy smile can make.
With graduation coming up, many Howard University students will be returning home for the summer. The job market is particularly tough these days, so it’s important to look your best. If you’re in the Oregon area and looking for a Portland dentist, visit Portland Dental. Dr Fujii and his team will be more than happy to repair any dental problems you may have, including teeth whitening. Their office is located downtown, so access from anywhere in the city is easy.
Having a cracked windshield is not only dangerous. It’s also illegal in most states. Luckily, OC Windshields is offering a special Howard alum discount anyone wanting windshield repair or replacement. Just call them up at (714) 209-5555. In most cases, you can get same-day service. Also, the service is mobile and guaranteed.
If you live in sunny Southern California, especially in Irvine, drop by Robert Don, DDS (http://www.dondds.com) for a visit. Dr Don provides general and cosmetic dentistry. His office is close to the University of Irvine and all of Orange County. Unlike a lot of dentists, Dr Don will take the time to explain all of your options. He’ll tell which dental issues need immediate attention and which ones can be put off for a bit. Then he lets you decide how to proceed in a totally pressure-free environment.
If you live in the Henderson or Las Vegas area, Henderson dentist Stephen Hahn, DDS invites you to come visit his dental office. Located in the Galleria, his office is close to all of the Valley. Whether you need a check-up, teeth whitening, or dental implants, Dr Hahn will provide a top-notch job. One thing that separates Dr Hahn from the crowd is that he takes the time to explain your treatment options and lets you make the final decision.
If you live in the Orange County, CA area, Edward Moon welcomes you to drop by for a consultation. For a limited time, you can get a new patient exam, which includes x-rays, for only $115. (See details at http://edwardmoondds.com.) That’s $75 off the regular rate. Dr Moon’s office is central to all of Orange County and all of his work is guaranteed. You’ll know how long any treatment you get should last and if it lasts less than the predicted time, Dr Moon will restore the work at no charge.
Beaverton dentist Tanasbourne Famliy Dental welcomes any Howard University alumni in the greater Portland metropolitan area to visit their office for a consultation. Whether you need the services of a general dentist or Beaverton cosmetic dentist, your dental care needs will be taken care of at Tanasbourne Family Dental.
In case you missed his appearance, American business magnate and Rush Card founder Russell Simmons dropped by Howard University in March. He lectured on how he became rich and was truly an inspiration for everyone present. You can read more about his visit in the article here.
Howard is the alma mater of several notable individuals to include: Ben Ali (co-founder and owner of Ben’s Chili Bowl, the famous restaurant in Washington, DC.), choreographer, actress and singer Debbie Allen, the first Nigerian President Nnamdi Azikiwe, NFL players Antoine Bethea and Marques Douglas, Thurgood Marshall (former U.S. Supreme Court Justice), United States Ambassador Andrew Young, attorney Vernon Jordan, Congressman Elijah Cummings, actor Ossie Davis, David Dinkins (the first African-American Mayor of New York City), Mike Espy (the first African-American U.S. Secretary of Agriculture), Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia Kasim Reed, Former Mayor of the District of Columbia Adrian Fenty, Gus Johnson (American Sports Broadcaster), American television personality Ananda Lewis, Nobel Prize and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Toni Morrison, American actress and singer Phylicia Rashad, and Crystal Waters (American dance music and house music singer and songwriter).
Howard University is a home to all nine National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) organizations; however, it is a historic site for six NPHC groups. The Beta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha was the first to appear in 1907. The Alpha Chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha (1908), Delta Sigma Theta (1913), Omega Psi Phi (1911), Phi Beta Sigma (1914), and Zeta Phi Beta (1920) were established on the Howard campus. Also in 1920, the Xi Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi appeared on the campus, followed by the Alpha Phi Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho in 1939, and the Alpha Tau Chapter of Iota Phi Theta in 1983.
Other Greek letter organizations registered at Howard include Delta Sigma Pi, Phi Sigma Pi, Alpha Phi Omega, Alpha Nu Omega, Alpha Kappa Psi, Phi Sigma Rho, Gamma Iota Sigma, Phi Mu Alpha, Sigma Alpha Iota, Gamma Sigma Sigma, Kappa Kappa Psi, Tau Beta Sigma and Phi Alpha Delta.
The 256 acres (1.04 km2; 0.400 sq mi) campus is located in northwest Washington. Major improvements, additions, and changes occurred at the school in the aftermath of World War I. New buildings were built under the direction of architect Albert Cassell. Howard’s buildings and plant have a value of $567.6 million.
Howard University has several historic landmarks on campus, such as Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel, Fredrick Douglass Memorial Hall, and the Founders Library. Howard University has ten dorms in which students can live: Bethune Annex (women’s undergraduate dorms), Tubman Quadrangle (women’s freshman dorms), Carver Hall and Drew Hall (men’s undergraduate dorms), Cook Hall (co-ed, undergraduate students), Plaza Towers West (co-ed, for juniors and seniors only), Plaza Towers East (graduate and undergraduate honor students), Meridian Hill Hall (co-ed, off campus residence), Slowe Hall (co-ed) and Mays Hall (co-ed graduate facility).
Howard University Hospital, opened in 1975 on the eastern end of campus, was built on the site of Griffith Stadium, in use from the 1890s to 1965 as home of the first, second and third incarnations of the MLB Senators, as well as the NFL’s Washington Redskins, several college football teams (including Georgetown, GWU and Maryland) and part-time home of the Homestead Grays of the Negro National League.
WHUT-TV station in Washington, D.C.
Howard University is home to WHUR-FM 96.3, also known as Howard University Radio. Howard is also home to WHUT-TV, which is a television station located on campus beside WHUR-FM.