February 2018

By Leroy F. Moore Jr.

This is a growing listIf you know of any books, CDs or DVDs about Black disabled musicians including but not limited to Blues, Soul and Hip-Hop please contact Leroy at: kriphopproject@yahoo.com(link sends e-mail)

BOOKS

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Title Author Publisher Year

ANSWERS

1) This slave rescued other slaves and brought them to freedom. Who is she? Harriet Tubman.

What was her disability? She had Narcolepsy or sleeping spells.

2) This famous soul singer wrote a book in 1997 called "Truly Blessed", about his life before and after his accident. Teddy Pendergrass

3) This African American is the first deaf professional baseball player.  Curtis Pride

4) This Black actor is an inspirational speaker who played in "Boyz N The Hood".  Reggi...read more

FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) is seeking talented, experienced people for Disability Specialist leadership positions within the Disability Integration Cadre of the Reservist Program. Reservists work on an intermittent basis, due to the irregular nature of disasters, supporting survivors and first responders during disasters or emergencies.

Feb 9, 2018 - It is not easy raising a child with two parents. It's incredibly hard to raise a child as a single parent especially being a Black parent to a child with a disability. My name is Eselina Barnett and I am a single mother of an aspiring hip-hop artist who has Autism. His name is Jachin Anthony Meeks, aka Jam! Jam was born on July 9,1994 in Inglewood, CA.  Jam was a good baby for the most part. He didn't cry much and he was reaching all the infant milestones just fine with the exception that he did not talk. He didn't do any cooing, babbling or anything like that. When  he turn...read more


LOCATION 



UC Berkeley Women's Faculty Club Lounge



DATE 



February 16, 2018



TIME 



12:00pm-1:30pm




Karen Nakamura, a cultural and visual anthropologist at UC Berkeley, will give a lecture on "Disability Studies as White Disability Studies / Disability Studies as Intersectional Disability Studies."

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A Black Disabled History quiz by Leroy F. Moore, Jr.

1) This slave rescued other slaves and brought them to freedom. Who is she? What was her disability?

2) This famous soul singer wrote a book in 1997 called "Truly Blessed", about his life before and after his accident.

3) This African American is the first deaf professional baseball player.

4) This Black actor is an inspirational speaker who played in "Boyz N The Hood".

5) A 1992 comedy show, "In Living Color", introduced the first Black disabled super hero.

6)This Black amputee, 198...read more

Sandra Sermons of NBDC interviews for BBC Radio, London. Interview examines experiences and history of Black Blind people.
 
Topics: 
  • Why did black people, men in particular, turn to music as a vocation?
  • Why were there more black blind people than white?
  • How were black blind people educated? 
  • How did segregation in blind schools work?
  • What did black students learn – was it the same curriculum as whites?
  • What skills and qualifications did they have generally once they left s...read more