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.

Banks & the Black Community: What Can Major Commercial and Retail Banking Institutions Do to Better Support Black Entrepreneurs and Businesses in the U.S.?

In light of the lagging progress surrounding black business ownership, the author(s) of this report were tasked with the responsibility of identifying the barriers that African Americans encounter at the […]

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Snapshot on the State of Black Women and Girls: Sex Trafficking in the U.S.

The objective of these series of fact sheets is to address the issue of sex trafficking, specifically among the population of Black women and girls. Throughout this series, the fact […]

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Congressional Reform Task Force Report

In a moment of challenges for American political institutions, Congress remains the indispensable institution of pluralistic American governance. It is the one body that can represent the broad diversity of […]

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2017 Annual Report

The ability to persevere in the face of adversity is needed to rise, both personally and collectively. To rise as an organization is to dedicate ourselves to our mission to […]

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Black Health and Black Wealth: Understanding the Intricate Linkages between Income, Health, and Wealth for African Americans

There is a general understanding that health and income are related; and research on this relationship indicates that individuals with low levels of income have higher rates of chronic disease […]

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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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