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.

Julián Castro’s Latest Plan Tackles Disability Rights: ‘There Are No Second-Class Citizens’

“We believe that everyone has dignity and is worth investing in,” the Democratic presidential candidate told HuffPost.

Former Housing Secretary Julián Castro unveiled a set of ambitious presidential campaign proposals that are centered on protecting and expanding the rights of people with disabilities, who make up a quarter of the U.S. population and are becoming increasi...read more

People with disabilities are—as they have always been—an indispensable part of the American story. From trailblazing figures like abolitionist and women’s suffragist Harriet Tubman, who lived with a traumatic brain injury and a seizure disorder, to blind scholar Jacobus tenBroek, who laid the groundwork for the disability rights laws we have today, people with disabilities have pushed us to be a more just and welcoming country, and in the process, they’ve made America stronger by ensuring we draw on the talents and capacity of every American.

Today, one in four Americans live wit...read more

Can I call if I have a disability-related voting concern?

Disability Rights operates a voter hotline every Election Day while polls are open. Find your state office: https://acl.gov/programs/aging-and-disability-networks/state...

Can I get help with my ballot at the voting booth?

Yes. If you need assistance because of your disability (for example, you are unable to read or to physically mark your ballot), you may bring someone...read more

November 16 is Census 2020 National Day of Action

How is the Census taken?

The Census count is based on the answers provided in the Census form sent to all residences in the United States. A postcard will be distributed and should be received by most households in March 2020 with a unique link to complete the Census form online. Residents may complete the Census on any device with Internet access. Alternat...read more

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