We recently had a chance to talk to Roger Tinsley aka DangerMan, the Real Life Urban Superhero about his work and the upcoming DangerMan Hero Awards.
DangerMan, aka: Roger Tinsley is the Real Life Urban Superhero and President/CEO of the DangerMan Education Foundation Inc. (a 501 c3). The DangerMan Superhero Brand celebrates its 21st Year Legacy of Empowering Communities across American and the World.
Yes, for 21 years DangerMan has tirelessly promoted Literacy, Safety and Good Health for the Children in urban and underserved communities across America. DangerMan empowers children to live their best life through education and by living a healthy lifestyle. He delivers a powerful message of; NO gangs, NO guns, NO drugs, NO alcohol or tobacco, and NO bullying.
In addition, The DangerMan Entertainment Co. has created an internet crime series called the DangerMan Chronicles, which can now be found on DangerMan’s YouTube Channel. The DangerMan Superhero Brand is a Symbol for Justice not for some, but for all Americans.
SPMG Media: What inspired you to create the DangerMan character?
DangerMan: I created the DangerMan in 1998 because of the death of a four-year-old girl who was shot dead while riding in the car with her parents. This four-year-old was in a new blue dress headed out to a Birthday party. The little girl killed instantly, will never know she didn’t make it, never know how good the cake and ice cream was, never know that the present she got for her cousin was the hit of the party. When I saw this story on the news that morning it broke my heart, and I knew I had to do something because it appeared to me that we weren’t doing enough to keep our kids safe and out of danger. It took several months and I figured it out. Since we were the greatest country in the world we need to do better. So I became a real-life Superhero to make a difference and save lives.
SPMG Media: You have leveraged the DangerMan character into a thriving entertainment company and nonprofit organization. Tell us about this.
DangerMan: The DangerMan Group of Companies is comprised of several companies. DangerMan Entertainment LLC which handles our films and music. The non-profit DangerMan Education Foundation Inc. includes our education properties DangerMan Books Not Bullets National School Tour, DangerMan Hero Awards Show, DangerMan Cares our Global Initiative to help children.
What helps me to grow DangerMan into a well-recognized Brand is that I became the Brand and would go places and do things dressed as DangerMan to places you normally expect to see a Superhero. DangerMan does things that are very special because DangerMan Cares deeply about America and its children, their parents and friends and the very soul of America. With the creation of a new live-action crime drama for TV the DangerMan Chronicles is hedging its way to the nation line-up on a network. There are two episodes completed DangerMan’s Girls Aren’t for Sale and DangerMan Returns.
SPMG Media: That’s an incredible lineup! You have years of security experience. How did you make the transition from security expert to the DangerMan character?
DangerMan: I had 16 years in private security as a CEO and a private investigator. I also testified as a security expert in several murder cases. Additionally, I worked security for several celebrities. My company employed 300 men and women. During the same time, I had a woman shoe store and a Chauffeured Limo service.
Living in Denver I felt there was something else God had in the plan for me, so in 1996 I left the freezing cold and moved to sunny Los Angeles to become an actor and comedian. It would be two years later I find my life’s calling as the Urban Superhero DangerMan.
Most people don’t realize that the DangerMan Superhero Brand is the only Superhero Brand owned by an African American, the rest of the Superheroes are owned by Marvel, the WB, Disney, Sony, Fox etc. we are proud of that.
DangerMan Hero Award Show & Concert
Saturday, December 7, 2019
California African American Museum
Los Angeles, CA
SPMG Media: Impressive! Tell us about the upcoming DangerMan Hero Award Show and Concert.
DangerMan: I created the DangerMan Hero Awards Show and Concert in 1996 to honor and celebrate the heroes in our community who Help Make California Better! The ordinary everyday men, women and children who help make life better for others. I think it’s a great calling to help others. We usually have ten DangerMan Heroes and one is voted to become the DangerMan Hero of the Year.
This year the 2019 DangerMan Hero of the Year is Rep, Elijah Cummings, one of my heroes. I am inspired by his work to help poor people and help those who seek justice. That is what DangerMan is all about.
SPMG Media: How can our readers get tickets for this event?
DangerMan: You can contact us on any social media platform from Linkedin to Facebook and Twitter and Instagram and Youtube and 40 more sites. Call 24/7 (818)752-3952 or email @ firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2019 DangerMan Hero Awards this year for the first time will have a concert along with the show for our guests. www.youtube.com/urbansuperhero.
Visit our website to buy tickets – www.dangermanheroawards.com
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