7 episodes

It’s no secret that the economic system is rigged against us as Black people. Barriers such as the racial wealth gap and banking discrimination continue to plague our communities. Still, economic freedom is within our reach. And it begins with you.
Building Black Dollars empowers our people to take charge of personal finances and improve financial literacy. We address the daily issues Black folks face financially and offer practical actions to take right now to solve these everyday problems, and ultimately build Black economic liberation.

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    • 4.9 • 159 Ratings

It’s no secret that the economic system is rigged against us as Black people. Barriers such as the racial wealth gap and banking discrimination continue to plague our communities. Still, economic freedom is within our reach. And it begins with you.
Building Black Dollars empowers our people to take charge of personal finances and improve financial literacy. We address the daily issues Black folks face financially and offer practical actions to take right now to solve these everyday problems, and ultimately build Black economic liberation.

    Savings and Letting Your Money Work For You with Dr. Boyce Watkins

    Savings and Letting Your Money Work For You with Dr. Boyce Watkins

    Today, we talk with host Dr. Boyce Watkins about savings.

    To secure your economic future, there’s one step you must take before any others. Before buying a home or paying off debt, you must first start saving. Building your savings is a fundamental skill so few of us have learned in a capitalist economy. Fortunately, it’s a skill you can start developing today. On this episode, we talk about budgeting, side hustling, and letting your money work for you.

    Building Black Dollars is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company - hit us up at BuildingBlackDollars.com and share this with your people! PushBlack exists because we saw we had to take this into our own hands. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at https://BuildingBlackDollars.com. Most people do 5 or 10 bucks a month, but everything makes a difference. Thanks for supporting the work. Our production team includes: Tareq Alani, Brooke Brown, Patrick Sanders, and Tasha Taylor. Producing the podcast we have Cee Smith and Ivana Tucker, who also edits the show with support from Joanna Samuel. Building Black Dollar’s executive producer is Julian Walker.
    Visit www.theblackbusinessschool.com for more information. All products are 15% off when you use code 15OFFALLBBD.
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    • 14 min
    Homeownership and Liberation from Economic Jails with Dr. Boyce Watkins

    Homeownership and Liberation from Economic Jails with Dr. Boyce Watkins

    Today, we talk with host Dr. Boyce Watkins about homeownership.

    Owning property is a fast track to wealth; however, access to homeownership has always eluded Black America. That’s by design. Housing discrimination continues to rob our people of trillions in home equity, but there are actions we can take right now to own property and build Black wealth. On this episode, we talk about renting vs. owning, the necessary steps to become a homeowner, and breaking free of the “economic jail.”

    Building Black Dollars is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company - hit us up at BuildingBlackDollars.com and share this with your people! PushBlack exists because we saw we had to take this into our own hands. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at https://BuildingBlackDollars.com. Most people do 5 or 10 bucks a month, but everything makes a difference. Thanks for supporting the work.
    Our production team includes: Tareq Alani, Brooke Brown, Patrick Sanders, and Tasha Taylor. Producing the podcast we have Cee Smith and Ivana Tucker, who also edits the show with support from Joanna Samuel. Building Black Dollar’s executive producer is Julian Walker. Visit www.theblackbusinessschool.com for more information. All products are 15% off when you use code 15OFFALLBBD.
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    • 13 min
    The Stock Market and Closing the Wealth Gap with Dr. Boyce Watkins

    The Stock Market and Closing the Wealth Gap with Dr. Boyce Watkins

    Today, we talk with host Dr. Boyce Watkins about the stock market.

    Investing in the stock market is one of the key strategies to build wealth in America. But so few Black households are participating. While the wealth gap is rooted in economic racism, the less we invest, the more it widens. On this episode, we talk about what it is, easy tips on how to begin investing, and the importance of stocks for the Black community.

    Building Black Dollars is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company - hit us up at BuildingBlackDollars.com and share this with your people! PushBlack exists because we saw we had to take this into our own hands. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at https://BuildingBlackDollars.com. Most people do 5 or 10 bucks a month, but everything makes a difference. Thanks for supporting the work.

    Our production team includes: Tareq Alani, Brooke Brown, Patrick Sanders, and Tasha Taylor. Producing the podcast we have Cee Smith and Ivana Tucker, who also edits the show with support from Joanna Samuels. Building Black Dollar’s executive producer is Julian Walker.
    Visit www.theblackbusinessschool.com for more information. All products are 15% off when you use code 15OFFALLBBD.
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    • 13 min
    The Debt Episode

    The Debt Episode

    Debt. The mere thought of it provokes fear in so many of us. Far too easy to accumulate but often difficult to pay off, millions are struggling to clear their debts — especially Black folks targeted by America’s capitalist economy. Even so, not all debt is to be feared. Today on Building Black Dollars, we talk about good debt vs. bad debt, how to approach the money you owe, and the questions you must ask before taking on debt.
    Building Black Dollars is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company - hit us up at BuildingBlackDollars.com and share this with your people! PushBlack exists because we saw we had to take this into our own hands. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at https://BuildingBlackDollars.com. Most people do 5 or 10 bucks a month, but everything makes a difference. Thanks for supporting the work.
    Our production team includes: Tareq Alani, Brooke Brown, Patrick Sanders, and Tasha Taylor. Producing the podcast we have Cee Smith and Ivana Tucker, who also edits the show with support from Joanna Samuel. Building Black Dollar’s executive producer is Julian Walker.
    Visit www.theblackbusinessschool.com for more information. All products are 15% off when you use code 15OFFALLBBD.
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    • 13 min
    Circulating the Black Dollar and Building the Community

    Circulating the Black Dollar and Building the Community

    Answer this: who is getting your money? When we spend our dollars at big-box stores, we're handing them billions in revenue annually. Meanwhile, our people continue to lose TRILLIONS in Black wealth, a reality that’s fueled by systemic racism. What would happen, though, if our people stopped spending money outside of the community?
    On today’s episode, we talk about circulating the dollar, supporting Black businesses, and the simple actions you can take right now to build our own economy and build wealth in our community.
    Building Black Dollars is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company - hit us up at BuildingBlackDollars.com and share this with your people! PushBlack exists because we saw we had to take this into our own hands. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at https://BuildingBlackDollars.com. Most people do 5 or 10 bucks a month, but everything makes a difference. Thanks for supporting the work.
    Our production team includes: Tareq Alani, Brooke Brown, Patrick Sanders, and Tasha Taylor. Producing the podcast we have Cee Smith and Ivana Tucker, who also edits the show. Building Black Dollar’s executive producer is Julian Walker.
    Visit www.theblackbusinessschool.com for more information. All products are 15% off when you use code 15OFFALLBBD.
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    • 15 min
    Employee vs. Entrepeneur: Which One Are You?

    Employee vs. Entrepeneur: Which One Are You?

    There's a very clear power division in America: The Entrepreneur vs. The Employee. In a white supremacist nation, where capitalism reigns supreme, most Black people become the employees. And it's time we understand why. On this episode, we give you practical advice to become an entrepreneur, survive being an employee, and explore what these positions mean for Black America's economic future.

    Building Black Dollars is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company - hit us up at BuildingBlackDollars.com and share this with your people! PushBlack exists because we saw we had to take this into our own hands. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at https://BuildingBlackDollars.com. Most people do 5 or 10 bucks a month, but everything makes a difference. Thanks for supporting the work.

    Our production team includes: Tareq Alani, Brooke Brown, Patrick Sanders, and Tasha Taylor. Producing the podcast we have Cee Smith and Ivana Tucker, who also edits the show. Building Black Dollar’s executive producer is Julian Walker.
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    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
159 Ratings

159 Ratings

Shuttle Rider ,

Solid Advice for Black Dollars

I just binged every episode and the advice confirmed some things I already knew and provided a new perspective on others. Very solid personal finance advice for those looking to get better with money and ultimately build wealth. ✊🏾

hxfilesfortruth ,

Boyce is on FIRE

This is what our community needs. I’m thrilled to see a massive movement to work together and tech one another. There are so many successful black men we need to willingly give up the knowledge. Thank you team!

SoulDeLisch ,

Thanks

I’m all over this. I had verbal support from my fam that I took as a promising help base. Well I’m starting over with me myself and I. I need this in my life and am glad that you see the need to do it.

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