Publications

Economic Resurgence: Black Employment in Transition

This policy brief delves into the economic trends affecting Black Americans, examining past and present factors such as the COVID-19 pandemic’s effects on employment, the rise of remote job opportunities, and the growth of self-employment.

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Rooted Inequality: Analyzing the Economic Causes and Consequences of Food Insecurity

Food insecurity and economic mobility in the Black community are intricately connected. This policy brief explores the socioeconomic determinants of food security and their impact on the economic mobility of the Black community.

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Leveraging Upskill and Reskill Programs in Technology for Black Economic Growth

This policy brief identifies how investing in workforce development for Black individuals provides a pathway to not only addressing the talent deficit but also serves to dismantle systemic barriers and create opportunities for economic advancement.

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Education Equity Under Threat: The Defunding of Title I and Title II Programs

In response to the proposed $60.3 billion cut in the Fiscal Year 2024 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill, this policy brief delves into the potential consequences for education equity, focusing on Title I and Title II programs.

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Safeguarding Disability Benefits as the Debt Ceiling Falls

This fact sheet examines the role of the Executive Branch, Congress, and the community in implementing preventive measures toward economic security.

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NREI 2023 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Guide

As companies seek ways to address systemic and social injustice beyond a reactionary response, CBCF introduces this CSR and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) guide to offer forward-thinking, racially progressive strategies and best practices that will create earnest value and impact for all Black stakeholders.

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The MORE Act: A Comprehensive Guide to Economic Benefits

This policy brief assesses the economic benefits of passing the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act of 2020 and its importance for the African American community.

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Perpetual Punishment: A State-by-State Analysis of Welfare Benefit Bans for People
with Prior Felony Drug Convictions

This study examines the current landscape of SNAP and TANF benefits for people with prior felony drug convictions, assesses the impact of the state-level bans, and offer policy recommendations on changes to eliminate the ban and other barriers faced by formerly incarcerated people.

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NREI Fact Sheet: Inflation Reduction Act & Black America

This fact sheet outlines the impact of the Inflation Reduction Act and how it addresses the climate, health, and economic challenges disproportionately impacting the Black community.

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