Welcome to NBDC!


The National Black Disability Coalition (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.

From The Director's Desk


NBDC often receives e-mails from individuals regarding how they or family members are treated during accessing service delivery systems or inquiries about services or interviews about our experiences. Recently, because of the e-mail (click here) NBDC has committed, for documentation purposes, to interview folks on their experiences.

Please keep a look out for the interviews and let us hear from you.Select to read our letters!

Peace and Blessings.

Jane

NBDC Interview Series "Black, Gifted & Disabled"

By Jane Dunhamn

What is Autism?

Autism is a neurological disorder that affects communication, social interactions and contributes to obsessive interests and repetitive behaviors. The symptoms typically present themselves in early childhood. There ...read more

divaswithdisabilities.com

Background

Divas with Disabilities Facebook Group Page was launched in 2012 by Donna R. Walton, EdD. Donna wanted to show that Diva and Disability can go together in a single person;  “with Divas, I wanted to reach out especially to women of color because of my own experiences as an African American woman living with a disability.”

Vision

To see more women of color with disabilities reflected in mass media...read more

The Project Ascend Scholars Program provides scholarships to disabled students living in the Washington, DC metropolitan area (i.e. Northern Virginia, District of Columbia and Maryland). This program is made possible by the Advocates in Disability Award Program, funded by The HSC Foundation and the Mitsubishi Electric American Foundation.

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An interview with filmmaker, Cleveland Bailey, Jr. on an upcoming feature film about black, disabled civil rights activist George Washington Eames, Jr. in Jim Crow Louisiana.

By Leroy Moore

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Disability Inclusion Tool Kit

Disability Inclusion Toolkit

"Black, Gifted & Disabled"

​Interview Series

NBDC member Leroy F. Moore, Jr. speaks with Kevin Powell. Listen to the interview by navigating to the image below:

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