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.

By Scherrone Dunhamn

Miss Dunhamn presents a rare and candid view of the combination of mental and physical disability.

I’m turning 50 in less than 2 weeks and I’m so grateful to see 50 yrs.  You see, when I was born, I was in the NICU for weeks.  My mom retells the story how my Grandfather asked her if she wanted him to take the crib down. My mom said, “No”- she knew her baby was coming home.    As a teen and until my early forties I...read more

The NIH Office of Data Science Strategy is pleased to announce the Data and Technology Advancement (DATA) National Service Scholar Program, a new opportunity for experienced data and computer scientists and engineers to tackle biomedical data challenges with t...read more

Jacobus tenBroek Law Symposium Registration is Now Open! 

March 26–March 27, 2020

National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute
Baltimore, Maryland

Join nationally renowned disability rights advocates at the United States’ leading disability law symposium as we examine issues relating to race, diversity, inclusion, and the right to live in the world. As recently stated by Mark Riccobono, President of the National Federation of the Blind, if freedom and equality are not yet ours, we must make a conscious choice to take ownership of them and refuse to...read more

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