EMS -07 by jizhen1947


									         1st Quarter Issue 2007
                                                            EAST MARKET STREET DEVELOPMENT

                                                            Word Around Town
                                                   The EMSDC office hosted five interns during the Spring ’07 semester. Our five interns include
                                                   LaQuitta Carlton, Brittny Drayton, Amikka Smith, Michael Stewart, and Dominique Tillman. Our
                                                   interns will share their majors, why they chose EMSDC as an internship, what they have learned at
                                                   EMSDC, their goals, and post-graduation plans.

                                                   LaQuitta is a senior at NC A&T        College majoring in Broadcast       he learned how to conduct
                                                   State University majoring in          Journalism She chose to work        neighborhood assessment of
                                                   Sociology with a concentration in     with EMSDC because it gives         different properties and
                                                   social work. Her internship at        her the hands on experience and     landscapes, structures of the
                                                   EMSDC was an assignment               opportunities she needs to          communities of Greensboro.
                                                   given to her by her advisor. She      prepare her for her future          After graduation Michael plans to
                                                   said that, from this internship,      profession. At this internship      go to graduate school or will
                                                   she has developed professional        Amikka has learned to have          pursue a career in teaching.
                                                   skills such as timeliness, working    better communication skills as      Ultimately he wants to obtain a
                                                   with professionals, and enhancing     far as speech and has learned       corporate position in a company
                                                   her administrative skills. Laquitta   how to become more organized        or own his own company.
                                                   says her ultimate goal is to have a   and says she has been more
 EMSDC Mission Statement: The
                                                   family one day and to be able to      productive since getting more       Last, Dominique is a senior at
 fundamental mission of East Market                provide for them. After               organized. Her goals include        NC A&T State University as a
 Street Development Corporation is to              graduation she wants to go            graduating from college and         business management major. He
 make East Greensboro an economically              graduate school at the University     attending an Ivy league school to   decided to work with EMSDC
 vibrant, attractive, pedestrian-friendly,
 and safe community that attracts and
                                                   of South Carolina. Someday            get her master’s degree. Her        after being inspired by a speech
 sustains existing and new businesses with         down the road she is considering      ultimate goal is to become an on    given by Mac Sims. While at
 continuing commitment to minority                 pursuing her Doctorate in             air personality like an             EMSDC Dominique has gained
 entrepreneurial development and the               Sociology.                            entertainment hostess for the red   elementary knowledge on how
 area's unique cultural center, through
 diverse partnerships and leveraged
                                                                                         carpet.                             small non-profit organization’s
 resources.                                        Our next intern Brittny Drayton                                           work. After graduation he wants
                                                   is also a senior at NC A&T State      Michael Stewart is a senior at      to work at a nonprofit to develop
 NC A & T State University Mission                 University with a major in            NC A&T State University             his management and
 Statement: North Carolina A&T State
 University is committed to equality of
                                                   Journalism and Mass                   majoring in Sociology with a        administrative skills and later
 educational opportunity and does not              Communications with a                 concentration in Psychology.        wants to pursue his career at a
 discriminate against applicants, students         concentration in Public Relations     He chose to work with EMSDC         major non-profit. Dominique’s
 or employees based on race, color,                From her internship, she has          because he thought it would be      ultimate goal is to be successful
 national origin, religion, gender, age or
 disability. Moreover, North Carolina
                                                   learned how to organize and           interesting to learn about          and to make a positive impact on
 A&T State University is open to people            manage her time. Brittny says         economic development of             the lives of others. EMSDC
 of all races and actively seeks to promote        her ultimate goal is to own a         Greensboro and its different        congratulates all its interns and
 racial integration by recruiting and              successful business.                  demographics as well as societal    commends them on a job well
 enrolling a larger number of white
                                                   Brittny found this internship         patterns formed in different        done. Q
                                                   when she was researching              communities. At this internship
Inside:                                            internship opportunities at non-
                                                   profit organizations. From this
   2 . . . . Biz Spotlight                         internship she says she has
   2-3 . . . The Medicine Cabinet
   3 . . . . The Campus Scene News                 learned how to be organized and
   3 . . . . Just A Piece Of Advice                how to use time management.
   3 . . . . Black History Quiz                    Brittny says her ultimate goal is
   4 . . . . Community Calendar
   4 . . . . The Command Post                      to own her own business and for
                                                   it to be successful. After
                                                   graduation she wants to move to
  Credits                                          a large city and work in a major
                                                   public relations or advertising
Editor: Chandra Cagle                              firm. After a few years of
Graphic Designer: Sherry Poole Clark               working she is thinking about
EMSDC President: Mac Sims
EMSDC Vice-President: Jim Donnelly                 pursuing a law degree.
EMSDC Community Liaison: Chandra Cagle
Interns: Laquita Carlton, Brittny Drayton, Amika
Smith, Michael Stewart, and Dominique Tillman      Next is Amikka, she is a second
                                                   semester sophomore at Bennett
                                                                                        Biz Spotlight

      BOARD OF

      Bob Davis, Chair
   NC A & T State University

        Derek Ellington                                                                NC A&T State University has been
                                             Bar-BQ Palace is an establishment                                                 expanding the campus to make it
       Bank of America                       that is doing rather well. County         doing some major things on the          more durable and enjoyable by its
                                             Commissioner Skip Alston and              corridor. The university has started    students. Kristina Bunch, senior
        Carolyn Allen
     Community Volunteer                     attorney Henry Isaacson opened the        reconstruction and construction on      Journalism and Mass
                                             restaurant in 2005, which continues       approximately seven projects.           Communication major states,
  Claudette Burroughs-White
                                             to be a success. One customer             Projects underway include the           “There has been so many changes
     Community Volunteer
                                             states, “The fish sandwich I got          renovation of Barbee Residence          since I came here my freshman
      George Durham                                                                    Hall, Cherry Hall, and Gibbs. New
                                             along with the collards and baked                                                 year.” These changes are ongoing
        East Market
    Merchants Association                    beans I ordered for a side dish were      facilities being added to the campus    and continue to keep NC A&T a
                                             just amazing.” BBQ Palace is a great      include the New Education               fine institution of learning. Q
       Fannie Gilchrist
     Community Volunteer                     place to go for both delicious and        Building, and the Fitness Center.
                                             affordable dining.                        A&T is steadily improving and
       John Harris, III
     Community Volunteer

        Ambrous Jacobs
        Bennett College
                                              THE MEDICINE CABINET
          Dave Maner
          Duke Power

         James Mayes
                                                           An Ode to Spring and Allergies
                                      Everyone is excited when the warm weather again emerges with the new season. However, many people are
       Sherwood McNiel
       Lorillard Tobacco
                                      not so fortunate when it comes to the allergies that follow. So this piece is dedicated to all my allergy sufferers
                                      on the cause of allergies, the symptoms, and ways to ease your symptoms of the season.
      Ellen Moore Miller
  La Facial Hair & Nail Salon

        Herman Platt                  Antihistamines                                                  What Are the Side Effects?
  Wells Memorial C.O.G.I.C.           Antihistamines have been used for years to treat allergy        Decongestants may raise blood
         Cathedral                    symptoms. They can be taken as pills, liquid, nasal spray or    pressure, so they are not recommended
          Goldie Wells                eye drops.                                                      for people who have blood pressure
          City Council                                                                                problems or glaucoma. They may
                                      Examples of antihistamines include:                             also cause insomnia or irritability
   EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS                   • Over-the-counter: Benadryl, Claritin, Chlor-Trimeton,       and restrict urinary flow.
  City of Greensboro Mayor
  President, Bennett College              Dimetane and Tavist. Ocu-Hist is an OTC eye drop.
     Chancellor, NC A&T                 • Prescription: Clarinex, Allegra, and Zyrtec. Astelin is a   Combination Medicines
       State University                   prescription nasal spray. Eye drops include Emadine and     Some allergy medicines contain
SGA President, Bennett College
        SGA President
                                          Livostin.                                                   both an antihistamine and a
   NC A&T State University                                                                            decongestant to relieve multiple
                                      What Are the Side Effects?                                      symptoms. There are also other combinations, such as those
                                      Many over-the-counter antihistamines cause drowsiness.          between an allergy medicine and asthma medicine and an
                                      Non-sedating antihistamines are available by prescription.      antihistamine eye drop with a mast cell stabilizer drug (see
  The EMS Corridor Review is                                                                          below).
published in collaboration with the   Decongestants                                                   Some examples of combination medicines include:
    North Carolina A&T State
University Chancellor's Office and
                                      Decongestants relieve congestion and are often prescribed         • Over-the-counter: Benadryl Allergy and Sinus, Tylenol
      Public Relations Office.        along with antihistamines. They come in nasal spray, eye            Allergy and Sinus.
                                      drop, liquid or pill form.                                        • Prescription: Allegra-D, Claritin-D, Semprex-D,and
    5,000 copies of this public
 document were printed at a cost      Some examples of decongestants include:                             Zyrtec-D for nasal allergies. Naphcon, Vasocon, Zaditor,
   of 853.87 @ .17 per copy.             • Over-the-counter: Sudafed tablets or liquid, Neo-              Patanol and Optivar for allergic conjunctivitis.
                                           Synephrine and Afrin nasal sprays, and Visine eye drops.
                                         • Prescription: Prescription decongestants include drugs                                                continued on page 4
                                           like Claritin-D, Allegra-D and Zytec-D that combine a
                                           decongestant with another allergy medicine.

             Contact the EMSDC at (336)275-1101 (voice), (336) 275-1107 (fax) or emsdc@aol.com
Campus Scene News                                                                                                   Bennett College
                                                                                                                    Bennett College held a panel
                                                                                                                    discussion March 21st on
                                                                                                                    HIV/AIDS and the “Down Low.”
                                                                                                                    Participating in the panel included
                                                   NC A&T State                                                     J.L King, author of “Down Low,”
                                                                                                                    Wilhelmina Crowder, an
                                                   University                                                       HIV/AIDS educator, Thelma
                                                   The East Market Street                                           Wright of the NC Harm
                                                   Development Corporation in                                       Reduction Coalition. This disease
                                                   collaboration with North                                         is the number one killer of African
                                                   Carolina A&T of Business                                         American women ages 25-34.
                                                   and Economics kicked off its
                                                   REAL Entrepreneurship class
                                                   in January ’07. The class was
                                                   a real success where students
                                                   of various backgrounds and
                                                   majors attended. The next
                                                   class will begin in August ’07.
                                                                                             Bennett College for Women: May 5
                                                                                             NC A&T State University: May 12
       Just a Piece of Advice
                              If you lack productivity throughout
                              the day due to clutter or being too
                              busy to remember every thing you
                              have intended to do than you
                              probably suffer from the lack of
                              organization. Below are some tips on
                              how to conduct your day in a more
                              organized matter:
                                                                               BLACK HISTORY
                              1) Notables: Keep a small
                              notebook and pen handy, wherever
                              you are, to jot down ideas or
                              appointments or things to do instead
                                                                              1) Which of these famous books stirred up anti-slavery
                              of trying to remember them later on.
                                                                              sentiment of the U.S. before the Civil War?
2) Don't Put It Off! If you procrastinate, you’ll only get                    a) Uncle Tom’s Cabin, by Harriet Beecher Stowe
stressed out when you think about that hateful “to do” item on                b) Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain
your list. You’ll blow it out of proportion in your mind and it will          c) Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott
become almost impossible to accomplish. Make sure you tackle the
largest or most disliked job first, dividing it up into manageable            2)     Who was the conductor of the Underground Railroad?
tasks. Then the other jobs will be a breeze!                                  a)     Sojourner Truth
                                                                              b)     Harriet Tubman
3) Schedule Fun Time! Make sure you include some personal                     c)     Frederick Douglass
time for YOU. Allot some time in your agenda. Make an
appointment for yourself and keep it, even if it’s only a leisurely 20        3)   What is an abolitionist?
minute bubble bath or a 15 minute walk in the fresh spring air!               a)   A person who believed slavery was just and fair
                                                                              b)   A person who wante to end slavery
4) Space Freebies: Go through any old unneeded files to free                  c)   A person who wanted to secede from the North
up space in your filing system.
                                                                              4) What famous Supreme Court Case in 1896 declared that
5) Post-Master: Use sticky notes to write errands needed to be                segregation was legal and constitutional as long as segregated
done. Stick them to your front door to remind you as you’re headed            facilities were separate?
out.                                                                          a) Plessy v. Ferguson
                                                                              b) Brown v. Board of Education
6) Systems Engineer: Too much time is wasted every day on                     c) Dred Scott v. Sanford
searching for things. Find a system that works for you and your
lifestyle and apply it. Use it religiously and you'll find new time           5) Who was the first African American to win an Academy
slots you never thought you had!                                              Award
                                                                              a) Sidney Poitier
                                                                              b) Hattie McDaniel
                                                                              c) Ethel Water

      Contact the EMSDC at (336)275-1101 (voice), (336) 275-1107 (fax) or emsdc@aol.com
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                           Dudley Heights             Stone Gate
                           Phone: 274-0403            Crossing
                           Meeting: 2nd Monday        Neighborhood
                           Where: Bluford School      Phone: 987-1228
                                                                                         THE MEDICINE CABINET
                                                      Meeting: 4th Saturday of
                           Friendly Neighborhood      each month 2pm             Other Over-The-Counter Medications
                           Council                    Where: Chavis Library        • Salt-water solution, or saline, is available as a nasal spray to relieve mild
                           Phone: 274-6781
                                                                                     congestion, loosen mucus, and prevent crusting. These sprays contain no
                           Meeting: 4th Saturday      “Health Fest” event
COMMUNITY                  each quarter 1pm           When: July 14, 2007;
                                                                                   • Artificial tears, which also contain no medicine, are available to treat
CALENDAR                   Where: Good News
                           Baptist Church
                                                      11:30a – 3:30p
                                                      Where: Dudley-Lee              itchy, watery, and red eyes.
Concerned Citizens of                                 Shopping Center
the NE Greensboro          Old L Richardson           Why: Partnership with      Immunotherapy
Phone: 375-4123            Community Association      Guilford Co. Health        Immunotherapy, or allergy shots, may be the most effective form of treatment
Meeting: 1st Thursday      Phone: 273-3639            Dept to provide free       if you suffer from severe allergies or have allergies more than three months of
7pm                        Meeting: 3rd Saturday of   food, entertainment, and
                           each month 10am
                                                                                 the year. These shots expose you to gradually increasing levels of the offending
Where: Peeler Recreation                              medical services to the
                           Where: Windsor Center                                 allergen to help your immune system build tolerance. See our full article on
Center                                                community.
                                                                                 allergy shots for more information.

                                                                                 The following herbs are natural antihistamines or
            The Command Post a Blast                                             decongestants:
                                                                                 Bromelain shows promise in decreasing the inflammation associated with
                  from the Past                                                  allergies. It is often used in combination with quercetin.
 The Command Post was and still is a dynamic nightclub that opened in            Butterbur (Petasites hybridus) has been found to block both histamine
 1961 on 2206 Stamey Street. Originally the Command Post was an                  and leukotrienes. Relieves nasal allergy symptoms.
 upscale African American restaurant; however it was short of clients there-     Eyebright (Euphrasia officinalis) may help soothe irritated eyes.
 fore, it became a prestigious nightclub. The nightclub would often              Magnesium helps calm lower respiratory allergies and wheezing.
 include big acts like the Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, Ike and Tina Turner,          Stinging nettles (Urtica dioica/urens) have been shown to slightly improve
 Otis Redding, and many more. The club had been extremely popular due            allergy symptoms and have historically been used for that purpose.
 to its high profile entertainers. It was a great place to go after Crown        Vitamin C appears to counter histamine and decrease allergy symptoms.
 Coliseum events since it stayed open late. The Command Post nightclub is        Zinc helps control inflammation in the respiratory tract and support proper
 still operating today at its original location.
                                                                                 immune function. Q

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