“Don’t come to me with problems if you don’t have solutions.” It’s a well-known saying that can make one’s career when applied or break it when ignored. Black venture capitalist Kobie Fuller errs on the side of solutions. So when he realized there was no gathering place for Black professionals online, he decided to create one. Enter Valence, a new social networking community for Black professionals that launched Tuesday, Nov. 5.
to an article
Fuller wrote, Valence’s “mission is to
unlock the global combined power of Black professionals to create massive
economic wealth and social progress that impacts current and future generations.”
Listen to GHOGH with Jamarlin Martin | Episode 32: Shireen Mitchell
Jamarlin talks to serial entrepreneur and technologist Shireen Mitchell about whether Black tech investors invest enough in Black entrepreneurs. They discuss Facebook and Google de-platforming Black activists and how the algorithms disproportionately censor people who speak out against those in power.