BE Modern Man: Meet Digital Media Specialist Tariq M. Walker

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.


Name: Tariq M. Walker

Age: 46

Profession: Digital Media

One Word that Describes you: 

Social Media handles: Instagram: @TariqMw Twitter: @TariqMw

What does being one of the BEMM 100 Men of Distinction mean to you?

It is an honor to be recognized as someone who has something to offer others. We are distinguished by the gifts we have been given, but even more so in how we share those gifts with others for the greater good.

What are some examples of how you have turned struggle into success?

My first entrepreneurial venture was not a success. We raised venture capital, employed a staff of 15 and ultimately had to close the business because we could not raise additional funds. The experience taught me tons about perseverance, resilience, and what constitutes success. The financial and emotional toll that failure took on me was surpassed by the knowledge, perspective, and experience I gained.

What is the best advice you have ever received?

It not who you know or what you know– it’s who knows you… MOM

What advice you have for other men who want to make a difference?

Be generous with your words and your deeds. It is amazing what a mere word of encouragement or advice– or an example thereof can do.

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