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.

MaaS Revolution: Mobility Beyond the First/Last Mile in Black Communities

Public transportation agencies in the United States are exploring new Mobility as a Services (MaaS) models to supplement traditional services, yet transportation disparities persist in Black communities and disproportionately impact access. This publication highlights the effects of historical red lining practices and offers policy recommendations to keep Black communities in mind.

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Breathing Injustice: Environmental Inequality and its Impact on Black Health

The United States’ long-standing practices of racism have resulted in health inequities that disproportionately affect the Black community. This policy brief sheds light on the critical intersection between environmental justice and Black health, examining environmental hazards, health disparities, and potential solutions.

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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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Eliminating Barriers to Reentry for Returning Citizens: A 50 State Examination of Reentry Practices

This case study examines barriers returning citizens encounter, current state and federal reentry practices/legislation, and policy solutions to ensure returning citizens adequately acclimate to their communities.

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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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Preserving the Integrity of American Education

This policy brief offers a concise overview of the historical context that necessitates its creation, the essential aspects, and details of H.Res. 615: Condemning Revisionist Education and Revisionist History in Relation to the African American Experience, and its role in rectifying historical accuracy and fostering racial equity within the realm of education.

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Understanding the White House Blueprint for Addressing the Maternal Health Crisis

This policy brief examines the Biden-Harris Administration’s substantial financial commitment toward the maternal health crisis, provides an overview of the extensive repercussions of the maternal health crisis, and offers a detailed analysis of the strategies proposed.

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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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Op-Ed: CMS Innovation Models, A Starting Point to Addressing Racial Bias in Healthcare

Implicit bias has prevented Black Americans from benefiting from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMS or CMMI)’s objective to enhance care quality. This op-ed outlines the current CMS system and provides recommendations to address racial bias in healthcare.

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Fact Sheet: A Tale of 10 Black Cities

This fact sheet depicts the power of the Black vote in the U.S. cities with the largest Black population, voter engagement in the 2020 election, and an Informed Voter Toolkit with information about new voting and election laws and other voting resources.

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