If you see a brother camped out at the Epicenter in uptown Charlotte, stop and say hello. His name is Julius Bishop, a Qcity entrepreneur and member of the nonprofit group “TaDa,” which stands for Talents are Discovered Awareness.

Bishop is camping out to raise money for the group.

TaDa believes that every child has an inherent talent, and that once those gifts are discovered, children are in an optimal position to learn in school and succeed in life. The group’s goal is to raise enough money to provide after-school talent coaching/tutoring for 30,000 CMS students in grades k-12.

According to TaDa’s Web site, Bishop is a graduate of West Virginia State University, with a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts. He’s also co-owner of EC Athletic, which helps middle and high school athletes market themselves to colleges, enhancing their scholarship opportunities.

You can chat with Bishop through a link on the group’s Web site.


Angela Hargrow was appointed clinical director for Mélange Health Solutions, assuming responsibilities for all clinical treatment programs, implementation of best practice treatment and assessment protocols, service quality, outcomes assessment and clinical training.

Hargrow has more than 16 years in behavioral healthcare. She has worked in a variety of health settings, including community and school-based counseling, outpatient practice, hospitals and substance abuse after-care.

She previously worked for UNC-Charlotte before establishing a private practice. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Howard University, MSW degree from The University of Michigan and a doctorate in counseling psychology from The Ohio State University. She is a licensed psychologist.


Charlene H. Keys, vice president and general manager for Time Warner Cable, South Carolina, was named one of the industry’s most influential minorities by CableFAX Magazine, a trade publication.

Keys joined Time Warner Cable as vice president and general manager of Voice in 2004, responsible for leading the launch and management of residential voice services throughout South Carolina. Her career spans more than 18 years, and she has worked for companies such as MCI WorldCom, Ameritech, Sprint, KMC Telecom, and ivature Consulting.

Keys serves on the boards of the United Way of the Midlands, the Midlands Technical College Foundation, the Columbia Urban League and Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) Carolinas Chapter.

She earned a master’s degree in business administration from Mercer University and a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of the State of New York.


T’ Anna Michelle Roberts was elected SC State University’s Miss Homecoming 2009.

A native of Atlanta, Roberts, is a sophomore majoring in agribusiness. She is the daughter of Michael Tyler Sr. and Thelma Roberts.

Influenced by her mother’s compassion and endurance to help others, Roberts has devoted countless hours to her community. As a deputy fire marshal community volunteer for the City of East Point Fire Department, she assisted neighbors and other citizens with first aid, blood pressure monitoring, fire prevention and emergency escape plan training.

In 2008, Roberts was awarded the Unsung Hero Award for being an outstanding volunteer and community service provider.

At SC State, she is a member of the Student Orientation Leadership (SOL) program. She has also played the saxophone for 11 years, and is a member of the “best band in the land,” SC State’s Marching 101 Band.

After graduating from SC State, Roberts plans to attend graduate school to pursue a degree in foreign language. Her future goal is to “dominate” the international trading sector. Her motto: “Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.”

Editor’s note: Names in the News is a celebration of achievement. Email information to editor@qcitymetro.com.

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