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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.


"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

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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