Name: Hassan May Riggs
One Word That Describes You: Gritty
BE Modern Man is an integrative program that honors the essence, image and accomplishments of today’s man of color. With features of today’s leaders, executives, creatives, students, politicians, entrepreneurs, professionals and agents of change—these men share the common thread of creating a new normal while setting the bar in tech, art, philanthropy, business and beyond. The BE Modern Man is making a positive impact, his way, and has a story to tell.
Along with exclusive content and news touching on the triumphs, challenges and successes specific to men of color, we’re presenting: BE Modern Man 100, showcasing 100 diverse men of color (African American, Afro Latino, African, Caribbean, Native American, Asian, etc.) who have done or are doing exceptional work within their communities, within their respective industries and/or globally.
What does being one of the BEMM 100 Men of Distinction mean to you?
Historically, positive portrayals of black men in American media have been few and far in between. Today’s media landscape, however, has given us channels to share our stories of strong, positive values and achievements. BE Modern Man is part of this new media vanguard. It provides us the opportunity to showcase the diversity of personalities, philosophies, styles, and professions among American men of color. The admirable men represented in these pages are truly inspirational. For that reason, I am grateful and honored to be included among the BEMM 100.