Welcome


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.


"Yes, today’s session was a tremendous first step for individual American Council of the Blind (ACB) members as well as ACB the organization. After the session today, my sister who was on the call, and I had a long conversation about our family and of our feelings on all that is happening today.  We both remembered with a mix of love and disrespect how as teenagers, an uncle of ours that we really loved would use racist words. We did call him on it, but he thought it was funny and I don’t know how much of a difference it made to him. We were so young then, but at least now as middle aged adults we know we at least said something. It was really good for me to have this conversation with her."


"I agree with MCAC members (Multicultural Committee American Council of the Blind)  that we have discovered a treasure in you (Jane Dunhamn) and I definitely want to keep in touch!" NBDC Disability Anti Racism Training Oct. 2020 for the American Council of the Blind

Medicaid Program Ineffective in Improving Hospital Readmissions

By Elizabeth Hancq - Dec 1, 2020 -- People with severe mental illness die up to 25 years earlier than people in the general population, in part due to high levels of comorbid physical health conditions such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Research has demonstrated that fragmented medical care for people with severe mental illness is a large factor contributing to this incredible disparity in life expectancy for this population.

Political Studies & COVID-19

More eyes on racial wealth gap: The Center for American Progress calls for the incoming Biden administration to create a 

Economic Studies & COVID-19

Economy weakens: Initial unemployment claims for the week ending November 21 totaled 778,000, up from 742,000 claims the previous week, and still above the pre-pandemic 

Coronavirus Relief Funds in Jeopardy

Continued stimulus talks: A bipartisan group of lawmakers reached a compromise on a $908 billion plan for COVID-19 relief, far less than the $2.2 trillion updated HEROES Act passed by the House in October.

Restrictions Set To Take Effect For Service Animals On Planes

by Michelle Diament | December 4, 2020 - 

Federal regulators are firming up a slate of new rules limiting service animals traveling on airplanes in a bid to ensure that the animals are truly assisting people with disabilities.

The U.S. Department of Transportation said this week that it is finalizing a rule specifying that only dogs trained to aid those with disabilities will be considered service animals under the Air Carrier Access Act.

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