35 episodes

In the Broke-ish space, we talk about being broke—broke and black in America. We talk about all the unbelievable *ish that America has done to black people to keep us in this broke-ish state. We've been bamboozled in ways that personal finance tips and traditional financial literacy can't fix. Our co-hosts, Amber and Erika, are grown @ss women sharing candidly about money, wealth-building and the financial urban legends that need to die. You'll hear them draw from research, statistics and personal insights to create an engaging podcast whose mission is to be a part of changing the narrative around money. Broke-ish is for those who still persevere, in spite of all the things that America, capitalism, white supremacy, have done to us as black people. We're Broke-ish. Let's talk about it.

Broke-ish Amber Booker & Erika Brown

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0, 38 Ratings

In the Broke-ish space, we talk about being broke—broke and black in America. We talk about all the unbelievable *ish that America has done to black people to keep us in this broke-ish state. We've been bamboozled in ways that personal finance tips and traditional financial literacy can't fix. Our co-hosts, Amber and Erika, are grown @ss women sharing candidly about money, wealth-building and the financial urban legends that need to die. You'll hear them draw from research, statistics and personal insights to create an engaging podcast whose mission is to be a part of changing the narrative around money. Broke-ish is for those who still persevere, in spite of all the things that America, capitalism, white supremacy, have done to us as black people. We're Broke-ish. Let's talk about it.

    Season 3 Recap

    Season 3 Recap

    In this episode, Amber and Erika are recapping Season Three of Broke-ish. They discuss the highs and lows of the season, including Amber’s arrival as a permanent co-host, the amazing guests who have joined us, and the topics covered. But we also wax about the impacts of COVID-19 on the podcast and our nation, discussing ways we can hopefully emerge from this historical moment with a renewed commitment to our shared humanity and true equity. Press play to hear what we have to say!

    • 35 min
    Still Separate, Still Unequal: American Educational Inequality with Dr. Jeanelle K. Hope

    Still Separate, Still Unequal: American Educational Inequality with Dr. Jeanelle K. Hope

    On this week’s episode, Amber and Erika are joined by Dr. Jeanelle Hope, an Assistant Professor of Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies at Texas Christian University, to discuss the historical and current disparities in the American educational system. From slavery to Brown v. Board of Education and beyond, Dr. Hope discusses both the historical underfunding of Black schools and the inequitable treatment our students have suffered and the long term economic impacts of those disparities on our communities. Tune in to hear our discussion!

    • 52 min
    Myth of black Buying Power with Jared Ball (Pt.2)

    Myth of black Buying Power with Jared Ball (Pt.2)

    In this epsiode Amber and Erika continue their conversation with Dr. Jared Ball of Morgan State University in a discussion of his new book, “The Myth and Propaganda of Black Buying Power."  Dr. Ball sets the record straight and provides insight into real ways we can leverage our power to affect change. Tune in to see what else he has to say.

    • 29 min
    Myth of Black Buying Power with Dr. Jared Ball (Pt. 1)

    Myth of Black Buying Power with Dr. Jared Ball (Pt. 1)

    This week, Amber and Erika are joined by Dr. Jared Ball of Morgan State University to discuss his new book, “The Myth and Propaganda of Black Buying Power”, where he debunks many of the racist misconceptions about Black capitalism and purchasing power. Dr. Ball enlightens the Brokers on the unholy alliance between White capitalists and the Black business elite that fueled the notion that Blacks have one trillion dollars worth of spending power. Discussing both the motives for this falsity and the true state of Black America’s finances, Dr. Ball sets the record straight and provides insight into real ways we can leverage our power to affect change. Tune in to hear what he has to say!!

    • 36 min
    The Rona The Remix

    The Rona The Remix

    Amber and Erika are back this week with another episode on how the Corona Virus pandemic is ripping the covers back to reveal that structural inequity has long existed in America’s DNA and is simply being exposed by these troubling times. After several weeks of quarantine, the hosts discuss both the anecdotal and factual ish that’s got Black America struggling to survive in the wake of COVID-19. Check out this week’s episode to get the ‘Rona Remix!

    • 43 min
    Financial State of the Black Union: Interview with Dedrick Asante-Muhammad

    Financial State of the Black Union: Interview with Dedrick Asante-Muhammad

    In this episode, Amber and Erika are talking with Dedrick Asante-Muhammad of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition about the landmark study he co-authored, “The Road to Zero Wealth." Dedrick gives Black America’s financial pulse and offers insight on whether there’s been any positive headway in getting us off the road to zero wealth by 2053. Tune in to the episode to get the 411!

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

CJSIMMONS2704#RN ,

Amazing!!!! 🤗🤗

This is so good so informative. The ladies flow so well...too many podcast are just people rambling but this is so amazing.

acterry ,

Great podcast to raise awareness and have a good time.

Their topics are well researched, their content includes a strong dose of humor, and the production quality is really great! Even in the first few episodes, these two sounded like seasoned vets.

Broke-ish focuses on educating African Americans about how various aspects of the financial system has been rigged against black people in the distant and recent past and how it will take more than just individual personal finance strategies to close the racial wealth gap. It’s a macro-economics issue that needs collective corrective action.

Danielle C.D. ,

Eye Opening

Love Erika and Delina’s chemistry on the show! This show is extremely eye opening and inspires not only talking about money but also discovering the policies, laws and practices that oppress black folks. Thank you for the work that you do!

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