August 2015

The article is the first in a series of 5 interviews on Police Brutality by Leroy Moore.  Look for future articles.

Anita Cameron speaks with Leroy Moore from Krip-Hop Nation.Image of Anita Cameron

Krip-Hop - In this series I made an effort to identify Black disabled activists and bloggers/journalists that have been outspoken on the issue of police brutality against Black disabled people. 

Krip-Hop - So tell us first how did you get into blogging/journalism and has the journalism world been accepting of your multiple identities, disabled, female and queer?

Anita Cameron – I started blogging back in 2004 as dread1myn at The Roving Activist, though I began writing as a kid. I was accepted by other queer bloggers of color and a few bloggers with disabilities, but I never felt or feel today, that I’ve made the big time. I wrote for Yahoo Voices until they closed shop and wrote for The Mobility Resource. I’ve been a guest columnist for The Greeley Tribune, as well as the State of Colorado and at Handicap This! A couple of my articles made The Huffington Post and an article that I wrote appears in Howard Zinn’s “Voices of a People’s History of the United States”. Currently, I blog at Angry Black Womyn. There, I blog about racial, as well as disability issues.

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"As a black women raising a young man with a disability , I crave knowledge like this I want him to know his history .. know the role black and brown folks with disabilities in garnering civil rights for numerous people in this country . We never hear these names. Thank you for posting this."  

Talina Jones

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"Thank you for your scholarly, inquiry/informative site.  I will be directing students to your site as a resource this semester."

                                                            D. Fisher
                                                            Africana Studies
                                                            San Diego State Univ.

"Thank you for your scholarly, inquiry/informative site. I will be directing students to your site as a resource this semester."

D. Fisher

Africana Studies

San Diego State Univ.

To serve as a catalyst for the development of Black Disability Studies (BDS).  To create a framework of principles and essential elements to guide the development of the curriculum.  To mobilize the resources required to develop, implement and assess the curriculum. 
 
Mission Statement for Black Disability Studies 
 
The mission of Black Disability Studies is to advance and transmit knowledge of linkages of the history, culture, arts and sociology about people from the Black disabled community in the United States and the Diaspora.

Why People of Color Change Providers/Agencies/ Organizations and develop community run disability organizations

  • Hurtful, insensitive remarks
  • Do not feel good or safe
  • Not missed if left
  • Tired of being the only person
  • No one to turn to when feeling troubled
  • Opinions and abilities are constantly challenged or disregarded

Standards for Diversity – General

  • Respond to racism, classism, ageism, homophobia, sexism, ableism
  • Demonstrate efforts to cultivate a diverse, multi-cultural, multiethni...read more

Membership is an invaluable component of the National Black Disability Coalition. Membership supports the continued existence of NBDC initiatives. As our membership grows so does our opportunity to make a difference.

Anyone who supports the mission of NBDC irrespective or race, religion, political affiliation and ideology can become a member of NBDC.

Here is what members get from joining:

  • Regular announcements of upcoming events
  • Training materials at a 20% discount
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March 21, 2015 - NBDC Director, Jane Dunhamn, was elected First Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Black Issues Convention (NJBIC).

The New Jersey Black Issues Convention, Inc. (NJBIC) was organized in 1983 as the New Jersey state affiliate of the National Black Leadership Roundtable in order to establish a network of communication and cooperation among all predominantly Black organizations in New Jersey and to sponsor annual conventions wherein critical issues affe...read more...read more

OFFERED ONLINE FOR FALL, 2012!

INTRODUCTION TO DISABILITY AND DIVERSITY STUDIES (DIS 683)

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Megan Conway

Email: mconway@hawaii.edu Tel: 808-956-6166

 WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE?

This course is designed for graduate students and professionals in a variety of disciplines concerned with disability and diversity issues.
The course is open to currently enrolled UH students and to non-UH students (via the UH Outreach College).

This is a core course for the interdisci...read more

Credential Recipients, High School Graduates, and Non-High School Graduates Yung-chen Hsu, Carol E. George-Ezzelle (GED Testing Service® Research Study, 2008-3)


Abstract and Executive Summary

Abstract


To serve adults with disabilities without a high school diploma, the federal government and states have funded adult education and literacy programs that provide services to accommodate the needs of those adults. In addition, the Tests of General Educational Development (GED Tests) provide adults with disabilities with testing accom...read more

Literacy means the ability to read or write. There are two main ways to think about literacy. One way sees problems with reading or writing as problems that belong to a person. The other way sees problems with reading or writing as problems that belong to the things we read or write. Stevie Wonder wants people to look at the problems in the things we read or write. We know this, because in January 2009, he went to the Consumer Electronics Show to ask for vision-free design. He talked about everything from washing machines to touch screens. See the story at  http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28576724/

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