November 2015

The yearly period when people can enroll in a health insurance plan for coverage in 2016 began on November 1, 2015 and will run through January 31, 2016. People may qualify for Special Enrollment Periods allowing them to enroll outside of Open Enrollment if they have certain life events, like getting married, having a baby or losing other coverage.

THE FEE IF YOU DON'T HAVE COVERAGE IN 2016

If you don't have coverage in 2016, you may have to pay a fee. The fee is higher in 2016 than it was in 2015.

If you don't have health insurance in 2016 you'll pay the higher of these two amounts:

2.5% of your yearly household income {Only the amount of income above the tax ...read more

Film Documentary: Where is Hope? 

Mission and Goals 

Goals of the film and forums: To better involve the Black community in the resolution process around the issue and to end police brutality against people with disabilities. To develop a model for disabled people to follow in their community work towards humane and respectful treatment by law enforcement. To foster better understanding between our community and law enforcement. 

We are looking nationally for concerned individuals and organizations, including law enforcement, interested in working together, organizing events in their area so they can help spread the m...read more

Host a Viewing of the new film documentary

WHERE IS HOPE?

Join the discussion on police brutality & disabled people.

Select this link for film details

Select this link to read the Press Release and register to ho...read more

By now most media outlets have informed you about the man with a disability who literally "crawled" off of a United Airlines flight because airline personnel refused to hear or believe that he needed to use the restroom and the wheelchair he requested was nowhere in sight. Here's the complete story . . . read more

“Among the nearly 40,000 black male 9th graders currently in honors classes, 2.5% have been told they have a Learning Disability, 3.3% Autism, and 6% ADHD... Black males with and without disabilities can excel in schools that have adequate opportunities for diverse learners and a structure that supports personal and emotional growth and development” (read fulll story)

Krip-Hop - In this series I made an effort to pick out Black disabled activists, bloggers, and journalists who have been outspoken on this issue of police brutality against people with disabilities, especially Black disabled people. So tell us first, how did you get into blogging/journalism and has the journalism world been accepting to you, not only your disability but being a woman?


Thandisizwe Chimurenga: I came into journalism thru activism. I saw where the issues I worked on as an activist were not being covered, or misrepresented image of Thandisizwe Chimurengaread more