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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.

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.

Location:

United States

Description:

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.

Language:

English


Episodes

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

1/15/2021
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...

Duration:00:49:35

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

1/1/2021
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...

Duration:00:49:01

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

12/15/2020
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...

Duration:00:49:04

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

12/1/2020
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...

Duration:00:42:00

Human Ownership to Home Ownership: Racial Capitalism in Real Estate

11/15/2020
In this episode, Amber and Erika are joined by Joshua Poe, an urban planner, community organizer, and geographer from Louisville, Kentucky to discuss gentrification and urban capitalism, and the threat to Black lives resulting from White Supremacist greed. Utilizing Breonna Taylor’s tragic murder, Mr. Poe explains how many of the issues in Black communities - such as militarized policing, food deserts, and inequitable education - are tied to gentrification and predatory, racist real estate...

Duration:00:54:29

Who Taught You to Hate Yourself: Dieting and White Supremacy

11/1/2020
In this episode, Amber and Erika discuss the multi-billion dollar dieting industry in America, and how it works in tandem with White Supremacy to push an image of health and wellness that often leaves Black people - particularly Black women - feeling inadequate, insecure, and unable to achieve the “ideal” of healthiness. We discuss how dieting often conflates healthiness with Eurocentric beauty standards, ignoring body diversity, and promoting the cultural superiority of White bodies and...

Duration:00:51:01

Get Low: Why Black Political Power is More than Just Voting in National Elections

10/15/2020
On this episode, Amber and Erika are joined by activist and political thinker, Corregan Brown, to discuss the importance of the local political landscape and why Black people must start leveraging their political power in ways other than just voting. By recalling his own personal experiences running for local office, Corregan shares with Brokers the impact that Black voices can make being involved in municipal, county, and statewide policy making. Looking beyond presidential politics and...

Duration:00:53:42

It Ain’t My Fault: The Lies that Capitalism Tells Us About Poverty and the Working Poor

10/1/2020
In this episode, Amber and Erika discuss poverty shaming and the ways that racism and capitalism conspire to propagandize us into believing that the working poor and impoverished are only on the bottom due to bad choices and lack of ambition and work ethic. However, we break down the data and systemic ish that reveals some of the real reasons behind wealth inequality and the myth of working one’s way up from the bottom to the top. Tune in to get the scoop!

Duration:00:46:27

Why We’re Still Talking About Slavery 150 Years Later...

9/15/2020
In this week’s episode Amber and Erika are joined by Dr. Calvin Schermerhorn of Arizona State University to discuss slavery, capitalism, and reparations. Dr. Schermerhorn helps draw a straight line from slavery’s fueling of American capitalism to the inequity and wealth disparities that plague Black America today. We also discuss the need for reparations and this nation’s antagonism to righting the wrongs inflicted by chattel slavery. Tune in to see what we’re talking about!

Duration:00:42:15

Broke-ish: What's in A Name?

9/1/2020
Amber and Erika are back in this inaugural episode of Season 4! Not only are they taking a stroll down memory lane to recount the origins of the Broke-ish Podcast, but they also spill the beans on the new direction the show is headed. Tune in to get the scoop on the remixed Broke-ish and what’s in store for Season 4!

Duration:00:33:01

Season 3 Recap

7/1/2020
In this episode, Amber and Erika are recapping Season Three of Broke-ish. They discuss the highs and lows of the season, including Amber’s arrival as a permanent co-host, the amazing guests who have joined us, and the topics covered. But we also wax about the impacts of COVID-19 on the podcast and our nation, discussing ways we can hopefully emerge from this historical moment with a renewed commitment to our shared humanity and true equity. Press play to hear what we have to say!

Duration:00:35:55

Still Separate, Still Unequal: American Educational Inequality with Dr. Jeanelle K. Hope

6/15/2020
On this week’s episode, Amber and Erika are joined by Dr. Jeanelle Hope, an Assistant Professor of Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies at Texas Christian University, to discuss the historical and current disparities in the American educational system. From slavery to Brown v. Board of Education and beyond, Dr. Hope discusses both the historical underfunding of Black schools and the inequitable treatment our students have suffered and the long term economic impacts of those disparities on our...

Duration:00:52:12

Myth of Black Buying Power with Jared Ball (Pt.2)

6/1/2020
In this epsiode Amber and Erika continue their conversation with Dr. Jared Ball of Morgan State University in a discussion of his new book, “The Myth and Propaganda of Black Buying Power." Dr. Ball sets the record straight and provides insight into real ways we can leverage our power to affect change. Tune in to see what else he has to say.

Duration:00:29:54

Myth of Black Buying Power with Dr. Jared Ball (Pt. 1)

5/15/2020
This week, Amber and Erika are joined by Dr. Jared Ball of Morgan State University to discuss his new book, “The Myth and Propaganda of Black Buying Power”, where he debunks many of the racist misconceptions about Black capitalism and purchasing power. Dr. Ball enlightens the Brokers on the unholy alliance between White capitalists and the Black business elite that fueled the notion that Blacks have one trillion dollars worth of spending power. Discussing both the motives for this falsity...

Duration:00:36:10

The Rona The Remix

5/1/2020
Amber and Erika are back this week with another episode on how the Corona Virus pandemic is ripping the covers back to reveal that structural inequity has long existed in America’s DNA and is simply being exposed by these troubling times. After several weeks of quarantine, the hosts discuss both the anecdotal and factual ish that’s got Black America struggling to survive in the wake of COVID-19. Check out this week’s episode to get the ‘Rona Remix!

Duration:00:30:21

Financial State of the Black Union: Interview with Dedrick Asante-Muhammad

4/15/2020
In this episode, Amber and Erika are talking with Dedrick Asante-Muhammad of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition about the landmark study he co-authored, “The Road to Zero Wealth." Dedrick gives Black America’s financial pulse and offers insight on whether there’s been any positive headway in getting us off the road to zero wealth by 2053. Tune in to the episode to get the 411!

Duration:00:52:19

The Corona Virus: Locked in and Locked Out

4/1/2020
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...

Duration:00:39:55

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

3/15/2020
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...

Duration:00:49:47

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

3/1/2020
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...

Duration:00:37:40

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

2/15/2020
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,...

Duration:00:49:25