Actor/comedianÂ Melvin Jackson, Jr.Â (“The Wire” “Everybody Hates Chris”) will serve as the Master of Ceremony for the evening. Actor/producerÂ Brandon “Lark” LarkinsÂ (“Cougar Town” “The Wire”) is among the presenters. MusicianÂ JMosleyÂ and performing artistÂ Alina ArtemovaÂ will provide entertainment during the night.
The Danger Man Hero Awards consist of an online nomination and voting process. Voting began on November 12 and will endÂ Monday, December 4 at noon. Individuals can vote up to 10 times a day atÂ www.DangerManHeroAwards.com. Each DangerMan Hero will receive a beautiful handcrafted award and a check to help with their journey. The “DangerMan Hero of the Year” winner will also receive a grand prize.
This year’s local champions includeÂ Sterling Barbour, VP Veterans Advocacy Group of America;Â Wendell Blassingame, Skid Row Counselor;Â Robbie N. Butler, President of the Speak Up Empowerment Foundation, Inc.;Â Marcia Coppertino, Director of Operations, US Team;Â Ann Duson, Founder & CEO Women Veterans Utility Group;Â Tung Nguyen, Life Coach/ Community;Â Monalisa Okojie, Owner Nehita Fine Jewelry;Â Raymond Owusu, High School Teacher;Â John Paizis, Founder & Director Performing Arts Studio West;Â Robina Suwol, Founder California Safe Schools andÂ Reverend Clarence Eziokwu Washington, Co-Owner and VP We Can Foundation. These DangerMan Heroes are generous and caring people who continue to cheerfully give of their time and resources to make life better for those in need.
Roger Tinsley first introduced DangerMan to America in 1998 afterÂ being emotionally impacted by theÂ death of a four-year-old. The toddler was tragically killed on her birthday by a stray bullet from gang-related gun fire. Tinsley felt compelled to create a real life super hero whoÂ could serve as a role model for school age children in under served communities while addressing issues that specifically affected them. Using his own money and resources he created DangerMan, the Urban Super Hero.
For sponsorship information and to vote for this year’s nominees for the DangerMan Hero Awards Show go toÂ www.dangermanheroawards.com.