61 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
    • 5.0 • 44 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.

    Race and Economics: The Unfinished Civil Rights Movement

    Race and Economics: The Unfinished Civil Rights Movement

    Ready or not, you can’t run. You can’t hide; America’s unjust, racist economics are gonna find you!! In this episode, Amber and Erika are joined by Dr. Algernon Austin, the Director of Race and Economic Justice at the Center for Economic and Policy Research, to discuss how capitalism and economics often function as the invisible, undiscussed arm of American racism. Dr. Austin starts with a historical exposit on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and this nation’s intentional attempts to sanitize, downplay, and outright erase Dr. King’s work for Black economic liberation and his belief that this work was integral to the Civil Rights Movement. The attempt to divorce the pursuit of justice from economic fairness drives many of the unique issues facing Black men, ineffective policy agendas, and job security. Press “play” to listen and learn!

    • 53 min
    Here We Go Again!

    Here We Go Again!

    Here we go again, Brokers! Amber and Erika are back for the Season 6 opening episode. Not only do we catch up, but we discuss all the new things coming this season. From audio and visual episodes (we fancy now!), to our new membership in the Black Power Media Network, and our expanded platform - we are giving you the scoop on everything you can expect in the upcoming episodes. We can’t wait for y’all to join us in our new adventures as we try to expand our reach and dive deeper into the broken “ish” that’s always trying to keep us down and out. Take a listen because we are back!!

    • 50 min
    Look Back at It: Season 5 Recap

    Look Back at It: Season 5 Recap

    They say, “Time flies when you’re having fun!”, and Season 5 has definitely flown by so quickly. On this Season 5 recap, Amber and Erika take a stroll down memory lane and discuss all the highs and lows of the season, including the takeaways from each episode and the wisdom imparted by our guests. We also spill the tea on what we’re working on and the new things you can expect in Season 6. Tune in to look back at it with us!!
    Links for giving:
    1. Haiti:
    http://www.elevateherinternational.org/
    https://secure.actblue.com/donate/supporthaitians
    2. Palestine
    https://linktr.ee/palestinianyouthmovement

    • 55 min
    Ain’t None of Us Free Until We All Free - The Remix: Haiti and Black America

    Ain’t None of Us Free Until We All Free - The Remix: Haiti and Black America

    On this episode, Amber and Erika are joined by Haitian native, Dieula Previlon, to discuss both the beautiful history and present-day environmental and political crises in Haiti. Dieula, who is a trauma counselor, ordained minister, and non-profit executive, offers us unique insight into both the factual occurrences and the real impacts on the hearts and bodies of people living and surviving through it. We start by recounting the courageous history of Haiti’s founding, which is rooted in a successful revolt by enslaved Africans against the French colonialists. Then we look at the ways that historical racism, unjust capitalism, and settler colonialism have left the island nation broken and impoverished. Properly contextualizing the present-day struggles against the backdrop of racist colonial conquest and America’s insidious political interference is a sobering reminder of the universality of the struggle facing Blacks throughout the diaspora. Tune in to listen and learn!

    • 1 hr 9 min
    What’s the 411?: The Media and Misinformation in Black America

    What’s the 411?: The Media and Misinformation in Black America

    On this episode, Amber and Erika are joined by Dr. Jared Ball, Professor of Communication and Africana Studies at Morgan State University and expert in media literacy. Dr. Ball, an honorary member of the Broke-ish family, helps us to trace the origins of the media’s power in our society and the ways that powerful elites profit by curating the messages that they want society to believe and buy into. Dr. Ball gives the Brokers a historical overview of how racism within the media shapes the messages about Black people and blackness within America. He also provides us some practical tips about how to be savvy curators of media sources and ways to identify misinformation and propaganda. Tune in to get the scoop!

    • 59 min
    The Price of Black Pain: Money and the Movement for Social Justice

    The Price of Black Pain: Money and the Movement for Social Justice

    On this episode of Broke-ish, Amber and Erika are discussing how not all skinfolk are kinfolk in Black social justice circles. It gets a bit messy as we call out some of your faves and interrogate whether they do more harm than good elevating the stories of victims of police brutality. We question the motives and methods of well-known activists and try to figure out where all the Black Lives Matter money is. Take a listen to the episode to hear what we’re talking about!

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 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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