Los Angeles – Halloween night just got safer! America’s Real Life Urban Super Hero,Â DangerMan, will roam the streets trick-or-treating with the likes ofÂ Superman,Â BatmanÂ andÂ Spider-ManÂ as the newÂ DangerMan Super SuitÂ is now available for kids! Actor andÂ mentorÂ Roger I. Tinsley, the founder of the DangerMan Urban Superhero brand and CEO/President of the DangerMan Education Foundation, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, has released the new costume just in time for the holidays. The super suits are available for purchase online atÂ www.dangermanheroawards.com. More than a Halloween novelty, however, the DangerMan Urban Superhero Super Suit is also the perfect holiday and year-round gift, designed to boost self-esteem, confidence and courage in young children.
Tinsley first introduced DangerMan to America in 1998 after being emotionally impacted by the death of a four-year-old. The toddler was tragically killed on her birthday by a stray bullet from gang-related gunfire. Tinsley felt compelled to create a real-life superhero who could serve as a role model for school-age children in underserved communities while addressing issues that specifically affected them. Using his own money and resources he created DangerMan, the Urban Super Hero.
“As a kid who grew up on superheroes, I am beyond thrilled to know that boys and girls can now emulate DangerMan, and everything he stands for, with their very own costume.” cites Tinsley. “In fact, with the growing popularity in mythic figures likeÂ Black Panther, it is also interesting to note that this is the first time in American history that there is a super suit costume for kids that represents a ‘real life’ Black superhero.”
As a ‘realÂ life’ urban superhero, DangerMan is an advocate for children’s rights promoting literacy, safety and good health. He wages against bullying and also fights human trafficking. DangerMan visits schools and community events encouraging his audience with a motto of “No gangs, guns, drugs, alcohol or tobacco.” He has traveled throughout America and Haiti, empowering children to live their best life. “Protect, Promote and Provide” are the pillars DangerMan lives by.
Tinsley credits Marvel comic book legendÂ Stan LeeÂ for a great portion of his inspiration and success. He achieved a career highlight when Lee met and personally congratulated DangerMan on his superhero feats of worldwide motivation.