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.

Apprenticeships: Pathways Toward Workforce Diversity in the Water Sector

This issue brief provides data and useful resources to inform African Americans about the benefits of apprenticeships. It also identifies where apprenticeships can be found that can help them start […]

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Water Careers and Opportunities for African Americans

Continuous access to clean, safe and affordable water is critical to our economy, health, and way of life. This briefing note focuses on career opportunities for African Americans with public […]

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Snapshot of the State of Black Women & Girls

The mission of the Sojourner Truth Legacy Project (STLP) is to recognize women leaders making a positive difference in the lives of the communities they serve in the spirit of […]

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The State of Black Entrepreneurship in America: Evaluating the Relationship Between Immigration and Minority Business Ownership

This report examines the critical factors deemed essential for entrepreneurial success. Specifically, this report looks at the human and financial capital disadvantages Black Americans and other minority groups face when […]

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Crowdfunding, Cryptocurrency, and Capital: Alternative Sources of Business Capital for Black Entrepreneurs

This policy brief examines the traditional barriers that African American businesses encounter when seeking access to business capital, and how black entrepreneurs can use innovations in technology to overcome these […]

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2018 EES VI – Detroit: A Tale of Two Cities – Issue Brief

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc.’s (CBCF) Executive Economic Summit in Detroit, Michigan took place on May 7, 2018.

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2016 Annual Report

The year 2016 marked organizational growth for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF), as the CBCF continued its efforts to advance the global black community Read the 2016 Annual […]

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Examining Representation and Citizen Advocacy at the 2016 Democratic National Convention

In many ways, the 2016 U.S. presidential nomination cycle – the period beginning with the primary and caucus contests and ending once the nominating conventions conclude – challenged conventional thinking […]

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After Hurricane Harvey: Economic Lessons Learned and the Role of Business in National Disaster Relief Efforts

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s fifth Executive Economic Summit (EES V) promoting minority access to capital takes place in Houston, Texas, on December 11, 2017. Entitled, “After Hurricane Harvey: Economic […]

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The FAST Act: Implications for the African-American Community

The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) was signed into law in December 2015 by President Barack Obama. The bill provides $305 billion over five years (2016 – 2020) […]

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