29 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

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.

    The Corona Virus: Locked Up and Locked Out

    The Corona Virus: Locked Up and Locked Out

    As the Corona Virus aka COVID-19 brings life across many countries to a screeching halt, Amber and Erika discuss the unique ways that this global health crisis impacts Black Americans. We cover it all: health insurance, or lack thereof; implicit biases in the delivery of medical services; underemployment and wage gaps; childcare; access to healthy, affordable food; and even keeping the good ole’ doors of the church open! Tune in to this episode and see how “the ‘Rona” really got us outchea struggling in these inequitable, unjust American streets!

    • 39 min
    Episode 24: Closing the Racial Wealth Gap: Is There Really More Than One Way To Skin A Cat?

    Episode 24: Closing the Racial Wealth Gap: Is There Really More Than One Way To Skin A Cat?

    Is there really more than one way to skin a cat when it comes to closing the racial wealth gap? Can personal financial coaching and individual wealth management lead to macro systemic changes in racist, American capitalism? Amber and Erika sit down with Dr. Nicole Garner Scott of Legacy or Lose to compare and contrast their views and approaches to closing the racial wealth gap and how both sides can work together on the goal of achieving equality and economic justice for our people. Check out what we have to say in this Episode.

    • 49 min
    Entrepreneurship: You have to pay the cost to be the boss

    Entrepreneurship: You have to pay the cost to be the boss

    In this episode, Erika and Amber discuss entrepreneurship and whether it really is the key to economic freedom and growth for Black people. Should we all aspire to be our own bosses? Is ownership a means to overcoming the inequality inherent in American capitalism? Do Black entrepreneurs have it harder than others in building and maintaining their businesses? We take a look at the historical data and also get a first-hand account from an actual Black entrepreneur. Press play to get the scoop.
    Black Business Owners Face An Uphill Battle Securing Bank Loans
    Author: MARISSANNE LEWIS-THOMPSON
    Date: January 6, 2020

    1921 Tulsa Race Massacre
    Author: Tulsa Historical Society and Museum

    • 37 min
    Allow us to re-introduce ourselves. Our name is Broke-ish (w/Amber & Erika)

    Allow us to re-introduce ourselves. Our name is Broke-ish (w/Amber & Erika)

    In this episode, we answer two of Black folks’ favorite questions:  1) Remind me what that thing is again?; and 2) Who all over there? We revisit what the Broke-ish podcast is all about, encouraging Brokers that we must always view our micro-financial realities and individual economic goals against the backdrop of White Supremacy and systemic oppression within America that is designed to stagnate Black wealth accumulation and foster inequality on a macro level. We also meet our new co-host, Amber, who discusses her money story and lessons she’s learned along the way.

    • 49 min
    Season 2 Episodes in Review

    Season 2 Episodes in Review

    In this episode, Delina & Erika are recapping their favorite moments from Season 2 and sharing sad and wonderful news about Broke-ish.

    • 33 min
    Capitalism Ain’t Loyal

    Capitalism Ain’t Loyal

    We talk a lot about how capitalist systems do not work in our favor. But have you ever wondered, what is the way forward? How should we envision the future? Will more integration into the capitalist economic system really the answer?  Delina and Erika are talking about it on this episode of Broke-ish.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

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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