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.

Expanding Our Views on Behavior and Black Students: a Call to Action

The Black Lives Matter movement’s re-emergence opened the door for a serious, prolonged discussion about the long-standing systemic practices negatively affecting Black people in the United States. In this first installment of a two-part series (read part two: “Shifting the Paradigm from Disciplining Black Students to Cultural Responsiveness”), we discuss how one of the most challenging places for Black children to thrive is in the educational system.

New Book: For You BDYM (Black Disabled Young Men)

By Leroy F. Moore, Jr. - SoulfulMediaWorks is proud to announce one of their first new exciting projects of 2021. The project is with the groundbreaking and Wynn Newhouse Awards nominee, Leroy F. Moore, Jr.  The book, For You BDYM (Black Disabled Young Men), describes issues of Black Disabled men from pride, sexuality, relationships, police brutality, dance, to music and art. Guest writers include Lateef McLoud, Ottis Smith, Keith Jones, Rob Da Noize Temple and more.

Disabilities "Rarely" Seen, Netflix Commits $100 Mil Towards Inclusion


Netflix is pledging to do more after a report finds that representation of people with disabilities and other groups is lacking in its original films and television shows.

Institutions Serving Those With IDD Get New COVID-19 Guidance

Nearly a year after institutions serving people with developmental disabilities locked down, federal officials are spelling out how and when these facilities should reopen their doors to visitors.

In guidance issued this month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services says that visitation should not be restricted “without a reasonable clinical or safety cause.”

Black Disabled People and Black History

When I was growing up, I lived in a community of me. I was the only other child with a disability that I knew. I'd never met an adult with a disability. There were no prominent people with disabilities on television or in books that I could see. The most I knew about disabled people's history was a small section of my 11th grade U.S. history course about the passage of the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990. This landmark legislation ensured that people with disabilities had protections against discrimination.

Black history and disabled history are intertwined. The disability rights movement took cues from the civil rights movement.


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