Publications

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation regularly publishes special reports addressing key public policy issues affecting the global black community including economic independence, public health, education and leadership. Signature publications include “Breaking Barriers 2”, an in-depth look at African American students and the public education system, and “Understanding Health Reform: A Community Guide for African Americans”.

In addition to CBCF’s signature in-depth reports, CBCF Research and Policy publications include analysis briefings, articles, backgrounders, published opinions and arguments by CBCF fellows and experts.

The Black Dollar Part I: Cooperative Economics in Africa

African nations must attempt to minimize dependency on foreign direct investment and neo-colonial partnerships and instead strengthen economic relations within themselves. Intra-African trade is a promising path toward creating sustainable development and decolonizing economic independence on the continent.

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Reproductive Rights: Dobbs v. Jackson and Implications for the Black Maternal Health Crisis

As we wait for the Supreme Court to reach a decision in Dobbs v. Jackson, policymakers and policy practitioners must understand the implications of overturning or weakening Roe v. Wade, the impact of an anti-abortion ruling on Black pregnant people, and how such a ruling could threaten extant efforts to address the Black maternal and pregnancy-related mortality crisis.

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The Unintended Consequences of Algorithmic Bias

While Artificial Intelligence (AI) and ADS technology increase productivity and spur economic growth, these innovations outpace relevant policy and national standards. Gaps in standardization reveal the lack of adequate safeguards against algorithmic bias.

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Reparations More than 150 Years Later: The Case of Restorative Justice Policy in Evanston, IL

This case study dissects the history of reparations and the overall political discourse of the United States’ attitude towards reparations implementation through current legislation.

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Appeal for Administrative Action: Canceling Student Loan Debt for Historically Black College and University Alumni

Policymakers must prioritize student debt cancellation, particularly for Historically Black College and University (HBCU) borrowers, to alleviate the impact of high intergenerational financial costs.

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2020 Annual Report

Read the 2020 Annual Report by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation.

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Driverless Jobs: Autonomous Vehicles & A Just Transition for Black Drivers

This report highlights the significant relationship between the transportation sector and Black labor and the disproportionate economic impact of autonomous vehicles on African Americans.

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2019 Annual Report

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) continued to advance the global Black community by developing leaders, informing policy, and educating the public in 2019.

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Africa-America 2021 Re-Envisioning Liberation for the Global Black Diaspora

Written by scholars and practitioners for a general, non-specialist audience, the Journal of the Center for Policy Analysis and Research (JCPAR) follows the standard of a peer-reviewed, social science publication […]

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2018 Annual Report

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) has a critical role to play in ensuring a future that is more equitable and just for all. By connecting dynamic students from […]

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