Steve Harvey Morning Show Opens Voting for 2014 Ford Neighborhood Awards Show

Edited by Titus Falodun | 6/6/2014, 11:56 a.m.
Steve Harvey brings the 2014 Ford Neighborhood Awards to Atlanta. The weekend of celebrations will be August 7-10. Photo by Moses/LinxImages.

ATLANTA – Steve Harvey will recognize community leaders, businesses, education and churches across the nation with the 2014 Ford Neighborhood Awards Show this August. 

After an outpouring of nominations from fan submissions, The Steve Harvey Morning Show kicked off voting on the Top 48 finalists, beginning Monday, June 2 and ending Tuesday, June 17, The Top 4 finalists will be announced on-air, with voting open online at www.SteveHarvey.com

 Tune in to The Steve Harvey Morning Show weekdays for the latest news about the choir competition, the Top 48 Neighborhood Awards finalists who will attend this year’s show, and vote online to pick the winners, who will be announced by celebrity presenters on August 9.

 The star-studded weekend runs four days (Aug. 7-10) in Atlanta, encompassing over 10 events at the Georgia World Congress Center and Philips Arena.


Steve Smith

Steve Smith Departs APS to Return to Private Sector

ATLANTA – Steve Smith, associate superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools, will resign effective June 30, to return to the private sector.  He has served the students of Atlanta as the second-ranking executive, since Superintendent Erroll Davis was appointed in 2011. 

 Smith is credited with providing executive oversight of the district’s daily operations, collaborating with the superintendent to stabilize and rebuild the school system following a national test cheating crisis and cultivating productive staff-board relations as the administration’s primary point of contact to the Atlanta Board of Education.

As APS transitions to Dr. Meria Carstarphen’s leadership, Smith will remain a consultant to her and the board through December 2014. 


Trischa Long Paschal

Clark Atlanta University’s Trisha Long Paschal earns title

ATLANTA – Clark Atlanta University President Carlton E. Brown announced this week the appointment of Trisa Long Paschal to vice president for institutional advancement and university relations. Paschal joined CAU Feb. 3 as interim vice president for institutional advancement and university relations.

A native of Akon, Ohio, Paschal brings more than 25 years of experience with increasing responsibility in fund development and administration. She has successfully led a $115 million effort, with a career accomplishment of $250 million, to date.

From 1993 to 2003, Paschal served as associate vice president for institutional advancement, and then vice president for institutional advancement at Spelman College, procuring more than $90 million in funding from campus-wide collaborations and an expanded constituency base. As an entrepreneur, she was a development consultant at T. Paschal and Associates from 2012 to 2014, providing counsel and strategic planning to education and nonprofit clients.

MARTA Fine-tunes Rail Service to Enhance Customer Riding Experience

Effective Monday, June 2, MARTA will return to four-car trains on the Red line and maintain six-car trains on the Gold line. Six-car trains on Blue and Green will remain.

As previously announced, during weekday peak hours (approximately 6 a.m. –

9 a.m. and 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.), customer wait times have been reduced to five minutes on the trunk (before the lines split) and 10-minute headways on the branches.

In order to minimize crowding, customers are being asked to also board the trains in the middle of the platform, not just at the ends. During the weekday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., trains will run every 12 minutes on each of the lines with a frequency of six minutes on the trunk.