Welcome to the website of The National Black Disability Coalition (NBDC)


NBDC is the nation’s organization for all Black disabled people.  Membership and partners includes Black disabled organizations, disabled people, parents, family members, faith based, non-profits, and academic and policy leaders.

Founded in 1990, in response to the need for Black disabled people to organize around mutual concerns, NBDC is dedicated to examining and improving; community leadership, family inclusion, entrepreneurship, civil rights, service delivery systems, education and information and Black disabled identity and culture through the lenses of ableism and racism. Select here for welcome video.

I dream a Congress inclusive of disabled people.
I dream a Congress that must slow down to listen to their speech impaired colleagues.
I dream a Congress that relies on sign interpreters for communicating with their deaf colleagues.
I dream I will live long enough to see it.
I dream, I dream, I dream. 

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Jane Dunhamn
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WASHINGTON – The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies is calling for all new and returning Members of Congress—including floor, committee, and subcommittee leaders—to use the season of filling open staff positions for the next Congress to improve diversity.
 
"Members of Congress have a real opportunity to address the appalling lack of diversity among top staff in the U.S. House and U.S. Senate as they prepare for the 116th Congress," said Joint Center President Spencer Overton. "Over the next two months, new Membe...read more
It's no secret that I'm a big believer in hope and change.

But I'm also a big believer in reality. Hope that is not rooted in reality will never lead to the change we desire.

If you don't like things you see, you can't just close your eyes and long for something better. You've got to open them, embrace reality, and channel that hope into action.

America didn't become that shining city on the hill by wishing for it. We built it with clear eyes, righteous ambition, and unwavering determination.

So I'm asking you to recall that unlikely story of...read more

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