Welcome to NBDC!


The National Black Disability Coalition (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.

From The Director's Desk


NBDC often receives e-mails from individuals regarding how they or family members are treated during accessing service delivery systems or inquiries about services or interviews about our experiences. Recently, because of the e-mail (click here) NBDC has committed, for documentation purposes, to interview folks on their experiences.

Please keep a look out for the interviews and let us hear from you.Select to read our letters!

Peace and Blessings.

Jane

Yes, It Goes Deeper Than Training, Police Shooting Arnaldo Rios Soto | Interview with Matthew Dietz, Attorney for the Family of Arnaldo Rios Soto

I watched the police shoot another black man, while aiming at an autistic man of color. You’ve probably seen it on Google. I watched it as a Black disabled activist that has reported on police brutality cases since the late 80’s. I watched them shoot Charles Kinsey as he tried to calm down Arnaldo Eliud Rios Soto (photo, right), as he held a small toy truck in his hands. The neighbors ass...read more

NBDC Interview Series "Black, Gifted & Disabled"

By Jane Dunhamn

What is Autism?

Autism is a neurological disorder that affects communication, social interactions and contributes to obsessive interests and repetitive behaviors. The symptoms typically present themselves in early childhood. There are no known cures, however therapies do help.  Autism is an intellectual disability not mental illness as some may think.  

How old was your son when you first suspected he had autism?...read more

By Crystal R. Emery @BlackWomenMDs

Does anyone question whether J.K. Rowling actually wrote Harry Potter? Who thinks Clint Eastwood didn’t actually direct Million Dollar Baby? What about The West Wing—did Aaron Sorkin really write that hit series? In the entertainment world, if you can act, dance and sing, you are considered a triple-threat. In the rest of the world, if you are disabled, black and female, you ar...read more

Background


Divas with Disabilities Facebook Group Page was launched in 2012 by Donna R. Walton, EdD. Donna wanted to show that Diva and Disability can go together in a single person;  “with Divas, I wanted to reach out especially to women of color because of my own experiences as an African American woman living with a disability.”


Vision


To see more women of color with disabilities reflected in mass media.


Mission


To showcase the...read more

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Disability Inclusion Tool Kit

Disability Inclusion Toolkit

"Black, Gifted & Disabled"

​Interview Series


NBDC member Leroy F. Moore, Jr. speaks with Kevin Powell. Listen to the interview by navigating to the image below:


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