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.


If you are someone who seeks connections, values diverse perspectives, and wants to build your leadership skills to make your profession, industry, and community more equitable, apply now for Culture of Health Leaders.

By applying for Culture of Health Leaders, you’re applying to join a national network of innovative thinkers and doers from all sectors and fields, including business, technology, faith, the arts, urban planning, and more. Through intensive learning, professional coaching from national experts, and unexpected col...read more

Previous health assessments of North Carolina parents, individuals, and families concluded that the intentional efforts to enhance the quality of healthcare will eliminate health care disparities for residents across the state. It remains to be seen if the apparent benign, yet still persistent gaps in healthcare continue under the new managed care system. One can only hope that the transition North Carolina Medicaid is about to make will address the majority of these issues. There is no cure-all program for the long-standing history of deliberate behaviors undermining equity in health car...read more

I dream a Congress inclusive of disabled people.
I dream a Congress that must slow down to listen to their speech impaired colleagues.
I dream a Congress that relies on sign interpreters for communicating with their deaf colleagues.
I dream I will live long enough to see it.
I dream, I dream, I dream. 


Jane Dunhamn
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