|Jane Dunhamn, mother of a 44-year-old daughter born with significant disabilities, says the state needs to take action to close the gap in healthcare available to minorities with disabilities.|
Communities of color have less access to healthcare, but they also have higher rates of certain disabilities. That combination presents serious challenges to minorities that are suffering from these disabilities. Yet little attention has been given to the problem, which advocates say stems from racism, whether conscious or unconscious.
African American Slavery and Disability: Bodies, Property and Power in the Antebellum South, 1800-1860
Barbara Johnson, Sandra Sermons, and Jane Dunhamn shares stories of their experiences at the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington on August 24th, 2013. Listen to it by selecting THIS LINK.
It was only a month before his untimely death in 2008 that disabled African American artist Casper Banjo met art dealer Lee Stone. In the five years since then M. Lee Stone Fine Prints has played a crucial role in helping to move Banjo’s artwork into several important collections nationwide. Read more »
S116 (Rice / Ruiz / Tucker) - Establishes Disparity in Treatment of Persons with Disabilities in Underrepresented Communities Commission in DCA.
This bill is moving toward enactment. The Senate is expected to vote on amendments this week. Both houses voted and passed it last week, but the Senate is voting to approve some technical amendments.