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."

                                                                                                                                   Lisa Franklin


Power To The People!

That all may worship. That all may serve.

That all may worship. That all may serve.

"That all may worship, That all may serve." A reading from

1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11

by Scherrone Dunhamn

“Living Breathing Intersectionality” By Whitney A. Ford

Intersectionality is defined as “the interconnected nature of social organizations such as race, class, and gender as they apply to a given individual or group, regarded as overlapping and interdependent systems of discrimination or disadvantage” according to Oxford Languages Dictionary. The intersectionality theory, was developed by Kimberle’ Williams Crenshaw, an African American lawyer, Civil Rights Activist philosopher, and leading scholar of critical race theory. In Crenshaw’s own words during a 2019 interview with the National Association of Independent Schools she said, “Intersectionality is just a metaphor for understanding the ways that multiple forms of inequality or disadvantage sometimes compound themselves and they create obstacles that often are not understood within conventional ways of thinking about are  anti-racism, or feminism, or whatever social justice advocacy structures we have.” We are still pushing justice for all, but the generality of that statement and what it entails can become lost on us. For this reason, the importance the “black” in Black Lives Matter becomes evident.

NBDC member organization California based Krip Hop speaks out on Black disability poverty and violence.

"They Will Be Heard: The Disabled Community's Ongoing Fight in Battle for Social Justice
The disabled community makes up a large percentage that come into violent contact with the police, but their voices are often drowned out in the battle for social justice. Activist Leroy Moore Jr. is working to make sure Americans with disabilities are heard." Link to original video and story . . .

My Journey to My Identity

Camilla Gilbert talks about her journey during Introduction to Disability Studies https://youtu.be/bEHMDYhuvj4


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