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

Broke-ish‪®‬ Amber Sims & Erika Brown

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 54 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.

    The Call is Coming from Inside the House: Anti-Blackness in Black Face

    The Call is Coming from Inside the House: Anti-Blackness in Black Face

    On this payday, Amber and Erika deep dive into anti-blackness propagated by other Black people. Although we usually focus on whiteness and white agents of anti-blackness, this episode looks at the unique harms to our community when Black leaders and influencers peddle in anti-blackness. From pathologizing Black people to blaming and shaming us for problems directly caused by white supremacist systems, we unpack how to identify anti-blackness and why white supremacy is invested in amplifying Black agents of it. Using examples like Emmanuel Acho, Al Sharpton, Candace Owens, Charlemagne the God, and Roland Martin, we show that anti-blackness is often insidious and packaged as informative and/or liberation. Tune in to get the scoop!

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Millionaire Myths Debunked

    Millionaire Myths Debunked

    On this payday, Amber and Erika are debunking millionaire myths. Despite what we see on social media and television, most people will never ascend to the status of millionaire. But even for those who do, it doesn’t always equate to a life flush with cash and no financial worries. And this is, of course, especially true for Black people. We get back to the basics by first explaining how to calculate net worth and then exploring the different asset classes that are included. Next, we discuss who is most likely to be a millionaire and how they got there. Be warned: it’s probably not what you heard on IG! Tune in to get the scoop!

    • 1 hr
    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!








     
     
     

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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 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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