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.

NREI 2021 Annual Report

This 2021 Annual Report provides an overview of the National Racial Equity Initiative for Social Justice (NREI) to capture our progress on priorities since the inception of NREI and to provide context to the evolution of NREI to date. As we enter NREI’s second year of operations, we inspirationally look to the work ahead in 2022.

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The Rally Cry Heard Around the Nation: A Case Study on Newark’s Approach to Impactful Police Reform

By analyzing the current state of police reform in the U.S. post-George Floyd and Newark’s approach to solving police misconduct on a local level, this case study will provide a fresh outlook on the city’s true impact and lessons learned.

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UNPLUGGED: Examining COVID-19 and its Technological Impact on Black Students

This policy brief explores COVID-19’s contribution to widening the digital divide and its detrimental impact on K-12 Black students’ accessibility and connectivity. Further, it encourages legislative action addressing practical solutions to closing the digital divide.

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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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