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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 Black people. We're Broke-ish. Let's talk about it.

Broke-ish‪®‬ Amber Sims & Erika Brown

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 53 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 Black people. We're Broke-ish. Let's talk about it.

    Financial Literacy Awareness Month: What Every Black Person Needs to Know

    Financial Literacy Awareness Month: What Every Black Person Needs to Know

    On this payday, Amber and Erika are “celebrating” Financial Literacy Awareness Month. We discuss what financial literacy looks like and how it is distinct from and related to financial education. Although, the Brokers know that financial literacy is not the antidote to the racism and inequitable capitalism that conspires against Black people, we look at the role of understanding money and economics as a means of survival. Walk with us as we navigate what it looks like to be financially savvy AND invested in dismantling this unjust capitalist system. Take a listen to get the steps!

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Here We Go Again: The “Secure DC” Crime Bill and Oppressive Policing

    Here We Go Again: The “Secure DC” Crime Bill and Oppressive Policing

    On this payday, Amber and Erika discuss “Secure DC”, the new crime bill recently enacted in the nation’s capital that harkens back to the “tough on crime” approach of the 80s and 90s. Despite history and data overwhelmingly demonstrating that increased policing and carcareal punishment do not reduce crime, we attempt to unpack the reasons why our policy makers constantly revert to this losing strategy. But most importantly, we highlight the anti-Blackness at the core of over-policing and criminal justice policies that ignore the poverty, inequity, and lack of resources that often fuel criminal activity. Press play to get the scoop!

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Scratching and Surviving: Evictions and the Affordable Housing Crisis

    Scratching and Surviving: Evictions and the Affordable Housing Crisis

    On this payday, Amber and Erika are talking housing insecurity, poverty, and how a lack of access to affordable housing disproportionately impacts Black people. Joined by Bill Holston, the Chief Operations Officer of the Dallas Eviction Advocacy Center, we discuss the nationwide inconsistency in tenants’ rights against landlords, the historical and legal events that created systemic inequity, and why poverty and insufficient resources impact people beyond just where they can afford to live. This episode was inspired by Matthew Desmond’s ethnographic book, “Evicted”, and we share themes from the book which highlight America’s long, dirty history of housing discrimination and resource deprivation towards its most vulnerable citizens. Take a listen and join in the conversation!

    • 58 min
    “We’re Baaaack…and Earth is Still Ghetto”

    “We’re Baaaack…and Earth is Still Ghetto”

    Broke-ish is back for Season 9!! Amber and Erika are so excited to kick off a new season. We start off by catching up and pouring the tea on what we’ve been up to during the break. Next, we recap the hottest current events, a sobering reminder that Earth is still really ghetto and there’s so much broken “ish” that needs fixing. From Donald Trump’s pending civil and criminal cases to morally bankrupt CEOs, we recap the current events that illuminate our need to continue to dismantle the brokenness that ensnares us. Most importantly, we offer a glimpse into what you can expect this season and invite you to take this journey with us. Tune in to get the scoop and join us for Season 9!








     
     
     

    Attachments  

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Wealth, Power, and Communal Accountability

    Wealth, Power, and Communal Accountability

    On the final episode of this season, Amber and Erika grapple with the quandary of Black billionaires. Can we root for those who have found success at the highest levels while still calling out their harm? Is it ever acceptable to publicly call out Black elites in front of the White gaze? Is it “hateration” to not support Black elites on the basis that their actions are harmful to our community by reinforcing inequity? We wrestle with these questions, acknowledging that there is no clear answer or easy solution. We end the season resolved to hold the tension and press on towards a world where all Black people are empowered, liberated, and connected.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Silence, Violence, and Toxic Celebrity Culture: Lessons from Cassie’s Lawsuit against Diddy

    Silence, Violence, and Toxic Celebrity Culture: Lessons from Cassie’s Lawsuit against Diddy

    On this Payday, Amber and Erika are discussing the explosive sexual misconduct lawsuits against some of today’s most iconic celebrities, including Diddy, Jamie Foxx, Jimmy Iovine, Russell Simmons and Aaron Hall. Cassie, a singer and Diddy’s former girlfriend, seemingly opened the floodgates with her lawsuit against Diddy and his related entities, alleging among other things, that she was repeatedly raped, drugged, beaten, and trafficked. We start by looking at the changes in the law that allowed these victims to come forward and pursue justice many years after the alleged offenses occurred. Next, we unpack the broken “ish” that enables systemic abuse to happen at such an egregious frequency. And finally, we discuss the importance of community accountability because abuse never happens without the assistance of enablers. Tune in to join the discussion!

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
53 Ratings

53 Ratings

Noiree08 ,

They keep it 💯 about blacks building wealth!

It’s labor of love to speak consistently regarding the suppressed truth that the lack of financial wealth and literacy for black folks is due to the many “creative” goals of wealth stealing systemic institutions have thrust upon black [individuals, families, and institutions] from generation to generation. This podcast is a must listen for empowering education and reframing of the status quo.

Keclectic ,

Really informative!

They are asking the right questions and peering at old assumptions that usually don’t work for Black people. Very enlightening!

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.

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