RASHEED LATEEF / CEO / Founder – Global Content Media
President NoBullying2020 / United States Community Chaplain
VP of Productions – Bighead Entertainment Inc. / VP Heaven 99.7
I am a creative being who believes in God and treating people with love and respect. At age 15, I learned how to burn on vinyl and was taught how to cut tape. I built my first studio in the basement of a 1950s-style drive-in Dog N Suds restaurant in my hometown. In 1975, I opened a successful family-run video rental & repair store, “Video-Mix” in Harvey, Illinois. At 16, I got a job working for the United States Postal Service. In December of 1985, I heard that Stevie Wonder was going to be on the Oprah Winfrey Show. I set out to meet him before he went on the air with Oprah. Meeting Stevie Wonder that day changed my life and gave me newfound confidence to pursue my dream. With the blessing of my family and my dear uncle Dr. Yusef A. Lateef, I packed my bags and headed to Los Angeles.
On January 1, 1986, I moved to California and dove into television and film. Later that year I worked on Stephen Connell’s successful series “US Customs Classified”. I built solid relationships with many television and film industry elites. I started producing my own music and film projects with many talented artists. I was introduced to the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air music team who were all ghost producers for the hit show. In the late 1980s, streaming came into the scene. A few partners and I then worked together to build a television network and streaming portal company. I used my production, marketing and business knowledge to help build their brand to 170,000.000 viewership. I worked as program manager, lead editor, music supervisor, lead control room tech, archives administration director, executive producer and director. I mentored and taught all the young talented producers and editors in pre/post and live production.
As a United States Chaplain I am proud to be spearheading several companies to work together supporting a few serious national awareness causes like; Anti-Bullying, Suicide Prevention, Mental Health, Wounded Warrior Project, The P2P Fit and Safe Program, Better Vision for Children, Sickle Cell, Human Trafficking, Veteran Wellness and creating jobs for our veterans.
With my film and music background, I have nurtured solid relationships over the years, connecting with Grammy award-winning film and music executives, musicians, actors, professionals and people who want to share in my quest to end bullying in schools, the workplace and on social media.
We Have Had Enough
Roger Tinsley aka “Dangerman the Urban Superhero” and I teamed up and have raised awareness throughout the nation.
We love helping, we answer the call and go wherever we are needed.
For the last 16 years we have contributed food and given away thousands of toys. We feed many people throughout the surrounding communities even during the coronavirus pandemic. We have been working with the US Marines “Toys for Tots”, The Nationwide Law Enforcement Agencies, our veteran agencies all around the country and many other 501 (c)(3) Foundations. We are truly Committed and Community Driven.
The US Marines “Toys For Tots”, The Nationwide Law Enforcement Agencies, Our Veterans Agencies all around the country and many other 501 (c)(3) Foundations. We are truly Committed and Community Driven.
Thank you in advance for your support!
B’ANCA – CEO / Founder / Next Stage Production
Vice President NoBullying2020 / VP – Global Content Media
Program Manager – Bighead Big Head Entertainment Inc. Gospel Heaven 99.7
B’ANCA fell in love with “Singing Gospel” at age 5 and “Live Theatre” (singing, acting, and dancing) during her teens. Her lifetime friend, production, writer Chip (Fields) Hurd; mentored her for over 40 years in performing (in many of her plays) and studying behind the scene production. B’ANCA performs in college productions at USC “Christopher” and LACC as ‘Dorothy’ in “The Wiz”. As an Inner City Cultural Center Alumni, she starred in several productions and was nominated for an Image Award for “Best Supporting Actress” in “Earth Angel” (story of the Singing group “The Penguins”). B’ANCA toured with “Sang Sista’ Sang” as ‘Dinah Washington’ and “The Gospel Truth” starring ‘Jenifer Holiday’ & ‘Tremaine Hawkins’. B’ANCA than toured with Diana Ross as a Tour Manager and Media Coordinator.
B’ANCA studied video filming, editing and screenwriting at New York Film Academy then joined Chip again as Stage Manager and a camera person with “Inspired by… The Bible Experience” a Celebrity Audio Bible featuring “Blair Underwood” as ‘Jesus’ and several other African American Artist. For the past 10 consecutive years, she’s been Production Stage Manager and Co-Director with the musical “The Passion Play” (200 casts). She then worked with her other mentor Producer, Entertainer, Daytime Emmy Award Winner, Obba Babatunde’ with his one-man stage musical “Once in A Life Time” portraying the life of Sammy Davis, Jr. and a host of other stage productions like “Blink of An Eye” and a host of productions featuring young people.
B’ANCA was blessed to work with many greats such as; Berry Gordy, Smokey Robinson, Mickey Stevenson, Martha Reeves, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Jazz great Barbara Morrison, Loretta Devine, Chante’ Moore, Dr. Margaret Pleasant- Douroux, The Winans, Ted Lange, and a host of others.
She loves working with the ‘Inner City Community’ because it gives her an opportunity to ‘Pay It Forward’ and work with other Non-Profit Organizations that are helping to reach out to our Youth and Veterans.
“Next Stage Productions” has always been B’ANCA’s passion because it focuses on bringing back “Live Theater” for inner-city youth motivating them to discover their inner strength and creativity that will allow them to challenge the world’s day to day crises; while saying NO to Bullying and bringing about Awareness to Suicide Prevention.
Why? Because God said… “Our Young Peoples’ Lives Matter!!!”
Thank you in advance for your support!
THOMAS MCKINNON -Veteran/ Director NoBullying2020
Director NoBullying2020 / Volunteer, Vice President of Operations – Better Vision for Children. Collaborated and assisted in the development of “The New BVC”, Home Vision Test Kit. Established corporate sponsorship programs, work with other non-profit organizations with a common goal of helping children and interviewed and screen potential volunteer force. collaborated with patent attorneys, real estate transaction and projected acquisitions.
As an Active Duty US Air Force veteran with honors until 1975, I continued military service in the CA National Guard and retired with 33 years of service. Simultaneously employed as Fire Chief with Los Alamitos Fire Department, responsibilities include, but not limited to Emergency Medical Services, Airfield Firefighting Operations, Hazardous Materials, Fire and Life Health Safety, and Physical Fitness. State Certified Master Instructor from the California State Fire Training Office, the Federal Firefighting System and holds a California Chief Officer Certification and has completed the Executive Fire Officer Program. Coordinated with Command Staff from different agencies developing relationships to improves operational success during firefighting, earthquakes, and hazardous material incidents. Provided fire protection and emergency services for Air Force One, HMX-1, while working with the FBI, Secret Service, and support personnel for US Presidents 1977 -2007.
During my off-duty time from the Fire Department, I negotiated my son’s Major League Baseball contract with the St. Louis Cardinals. Thomas McKinnon Jr. was a First Round draft pick, the 28th selection overall. Real Estate, Representing buyers and sellers engaged in residential real estate transactions. Received numerous awards from Prudential California Realty with 22 transactions and million sales in one year operating and as a member of a two-agent team, averaging 59 transactions equaling tens of millions in sales/year. Overall customer satisfaction rating of 99%.
Currently, I own businesses related to patents and copyrights. Example: US Patent 8,820,628; and multiple copyrights and Trademarks. Our vision is to create a world where every child is kind, respected, and loved…
Thank you in advance for your support!
VINCENT CIURLUINI / Director Nobullying2020
Vincent Ciurluini is a welcomed addition to the NoBullying2020 campaign. Originally from Toronto, Canada, Vincent’s career goals led him to Los Angeles almost thirty years ago. With a long history of acting credits serving as the foundation and building blocks of communication skills, he started soon after his arrival in America upon a lifelong passion for raising money for Charities. The list of established and impactful Charities that Vincent has had the honor to represent over the past twenty-five years is impressive, and the importance of his work has not gone unnoticed. Helping these organizations across the country procure millions of dollars of funding created a serendipitous meeting with NB2020 founder Rasheed Lateef. “It was a natural step for me to take,” says Vincent. “To transition from helping the many, to working for one specifically, has been more than fulfilling, as this organization helps to eliminate a problem in our society that affected me personally as a child”. Being a licensed insurance agent and a proud member of The National Ethics Association go hand in hand with his mission. Vincent helps individuals and companies protect and grow their assets, safely and securely for the generations to come. Throughout his life, Vincent has served the needs of others and here at NB2020, he will be working with the same passion.
Thank you in advance for your support!
JOEANN VALLE / Director NoBullying2020
Harbor Area Planning Commissioner / Business Development and Community Outreach PTA President
President Ave Elementary School
Fleming Middle: PTA President, SCC and Leadership Council
Elected to the Narbonne High School PTSA President – SSC, SLC,
Compensatory Education Advisory Committee and advisory on the Smaller Learning Communities.
One of the original commissioners appointed to this commission, I was appointed by Mayor Richard Riordan to the Harbor Area Planning Commission and reappointed by Mayor James Hahn. I was reappointed by Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa in 2008.
* Board of Director Member Parent group for children with heart disease at Harbor UCLA helping parents to deal with heart surgeries.
* Sunday School Teacher Middle school/ high school age youth and Youth Director for my church.
* Founder and Organizer Towers to the Sea Cycling for Youth a charity bike tour to support Explore Program for both Harbor and Southeast.
* Founding Board Member of Boys & Girls Club South Bay and still services on the board.
* Founder of the Friends of the Library (Harbor City/Harbor Gateway) Worked with Mayor Richard Riordan and Councilman Rudy Svorinich Jr., to bring a public Library to Harbor City/Harbor Gateway Communities.
Assemblyman Mike Gipson Business Council / LA Bizfed / LAPD Community Advisory Board / Lions Club of Harbor City-Lomita / President of the Lions Club (6 years) / Harbor City Neighborhood Council (founding member) Harbor Gateway South Neighborhood Council / Member of the South Bay Association of Chambers of Commerce / Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park Advisory Board / Harbor City Recreation Park Advisory Board / Harbor Association of Commerce and Industry /Narbonne High School Safety Committee / Worked with LAUSD to bring the food trucks to Narbonne High School to help generate added income to Developed an annual Health Fair and Health Screening for Narbonne High School Developed the annual “Day at the Park”.