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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.


"Thank you for your participation in the ADA 30 celebration, the conversation was rich and I was able to gain a greater understanding of the separation of Disabled and Black & Disabled.  I was one who, knowing the issues faced by race and discrimination, wanted to believe that disability is what ties us and we shouldn't separate.  But after yesterday, I gained a perspective that I understand but didn't want to believe.  Thank you."

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Power To The People!

Opinion: Let’s make a sidewalk plan happen

By Jane Dunhamn

Fayetteville Observer, Posted May 14, 2020 at 3:02 PM

Recently I viewed the Fayetteville City Council meeting of April 20. I am greatly concerned about the issue of public safety for the implementation of sidewalks for the city of Fayetteville.

On several occasions Councilwoman Tisha Waddell expressed the importance of sidewalks and the need to explore funding opportunities aside from bonds.

I agree with Councilwoman Waddell, and I move a step further in that the language should be for disabled people it is imperative that the city have a plan and a timeline to complete sidewalks for all streets.

Older Americans Act passed by Senate and House

The Older Americans Act (OAA) legislation removes the 10% cap on serving grand families under the National Family Caregiver Support Program and supports increased intergenerational programming.

Opportunity for experienced data scientists at NIH: DATA Scholar Program

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 the potential for substantial public health impact.

NIMHD Loan Repayment Program

The NIMHD Loan Repayment Program (LRP) is now open for applications and invites qualified health professionals with doctoral degrees to apply to its 2019 application cycle:

Loan Repayment Program for Health Disparities Research

Extramural Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds

The LRP offers loan repayment awards of up to $35,000 of a recipient’s qualified educational debt annually, in return for a commitment to engage in NIMHD and NIH-mission relevant health disparities or clinical research in non-federal research settings for at least two years. 

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