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 first black Barbie doll from Mattel who uses a wheelchair has become an internet sensation.The first black Barbie doll from Mattel who uses a wheelchair has become an internet sensation.

On Twitter, many people are praising Mattel for making a black Barbie doll who has  natural hair and uses a wheelchair. The doll retails for $19.99, and comes with a ramp that fits inside Barbie Dreamhouses. The new doll, which launched in June after bei...read more

August 8 - 9, 2019

Georgia State University College of Law

85 Park Place, Atlanta, Georgia 30303


Atlanta Legal Aid is having a conference in August commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the Olmstead Supreme Court ...read more

Kathy Wright of the New Jersey Parents Caucus will receive The Beth Arnovits Gutsy Advocate for Youth Award presented by the National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN).


The Gutsy Advocate Award honors individual advocates for youth justice who embody the tenacity, vision, fearlessness and wisdom of Beth Arnovits. Elizabeth (Beth) J. Arnovits (1950-2011), Executive Director of the Michigan Council on Crime and Delinquency for 36 years and one of the founders of NJJN, spent most of her life working to reform the justice system for both youth and adults. Be...read more


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