47 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 • 40 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.

    Look Back at It - Season 4 in Review

    Look Back at It - Season 4 in Review

    In this episode, join Amber and Erika as they “look back at it” and discuss the highlights of Broke-ish season 4! If you missed any of this season’s episodes, this is the perfect way for you to catch up and get the scoop on the discussions and fabulous guests. We hope you’ll tune in to the finale episode and look back at this season with us!

    • 32 min
    Beyond Martin & Rosa: Black History Month in Modern Black America

    Beyond Martin & Rosa: Black History Month in Modern Black America

    This week, Erika is talking about all things Black History. She explores the history of Black History Month and asks if we still need it, does it benefit us, and is it broken. Pull out your best MLK suit or Rosa Parks dress and listen as we think about the celebration in a new way.

    • 19 min
    The (Broken)Promised Land: The Plight of Black American Farmers

    The (Broken)Promised Land: The Plight of Black American Farmers

    This week, Amber and Erika are joined by Dr. Cindy Ayers Elliott, CEO of Footprint Farms, LLC in Jackson, Mississippi to discuss the substantial, but little known role that Black farmers play in American agribusiness as well as the ways that systemic racism and White Supremacy have undermined Black farmers’ industry prominence and financial gain. Using both a historical context plus her own unique experiences as a Black business owner and woman, Dr. Ayers Elliott offers us a unique insight into Black struggle and excellence in the agricultural industry.

    • 49 min
    Never Enough: The Myth of Productivity as a Measure of Success in a White World

    Never Enough: The Myth of Productivity as a Measure of Success in a White World

    In a capitalistic world where “the hustle” and “the grind” are consistently glorified, productivity is prized as proof of both inherent value and meaningful ambition. In this week’s episode, Amber and Erika discuss the unique ways that we as Black people often feel the pressure to be productive and define ourselves by what we do. Starting with the brutal commodification of chattel slavery, the episode explores how American capitalism has imbued into Black bodies a belief that rest is laziness and that we are only worthy to the extent that we are working. We talk about ways to reject this mindset and rest as resistance. Tune in to hear what we has to say!

    • 49 min
    All Black Everything: An Honest Conversation on the Diaspora, Diversity, and Difference in Black America (Part 2)

    All Black Everything: An Honest Conversation on the Diaspora, Diversity, and Difference in Black America (Part 2)

    In this week’s episode, Amber and Erika are joined by former Broke-ish co-host Delina McPhaull and attorney Tiffany Kamuche to have an honest conversation about the intricacies and nuances of Blackness. So often American Blackness is framed against a subtext that assumes we all have the same experiences and beliefs. In this two-part conversation, we first discuss Blackness as an identity - where we enter into it, how our childhoods shaped it, and our beliefs about now in adulthood. Next, we discuss how the context of our Blackness shapes our thoughts and opinions on a range of contemporary issues, from politics to entertainment. Tune in to this two-part episode and hear what we have to say!

    • 49 min
    All Black Everything: An Honest Conversation on the Diaspora, Diversity, and Difference in Black America

    All Black Everything: An Honest Conversation on the Diaspora, Diversity, and Difference in Black America

    In this week’s episode, Amber and Erika are joined by former Broke-ish co-host Delina McPhaull and attorney Tiffany Kamuche to have an honest conversation about the intricacies and nuances of Blackness. So often American Blackness is framed against a subtext that assumes we all have the same experiences and beliefs. In this two-part conversation, we first discuss Blackness as an identity - where we enter into it, how our childhoods shaped it, and our beliefs about now in adulthood. Next, we discuss how the context of our Blackness shapes our thoughts and opinions on a range of contemporary issues, from politics to entertainment. Tune in to this two-part episode and hear what we have to say!

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 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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