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.

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is seeking an innovative leader and scholar to serve as Director of its Disability Cultural Center (DCC), one of seven Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change at UIC.

The Director is expected to promote an inclusive environment that facilitates the advancement, growth, and development of students, staff, faculty and others who are living with disabilities through advocacy, policy development, and institutional intervention to support diversity on the UIC campus.
Located in the heart of one of the world’s great cities...read more


What: This study looks at the experiences of African American male students with intellectual disabilities receiving special education services, their parents/caregivers, and school personnel on the transition process to adulthood



Who: We need participants from the following school districts: Chesterfield County, Hanover County, Henrico County, and Richmond City.  We are looking for 3 person teams:



●        A 18-22 year old Black youth with intellectual disability


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In the US, black and Latinx girls are disproportionately punished and assaulted by school administrators for simple infractions such as showing emotions

 ‘Black and brown girls are typically marginalized at school in these ways because officials judge that they aren’t feminine enough, or the right kind of feminine.’
More than 20 years ago, when I was a 12-year-old queer kid coming to terms with her sexuality, I ran away from home. It was after school had let out for the summer, and I spent two weeks in the Florida Keys, joyriding with neighborhood boys, sleeping under a st...read more

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