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.

RESEARCH WEEKLY: Recovery Barriers for People with Serious Mental Illness Post-Incarceration  

By: Kelli South

Incarceration complicates and sometimes negatively impacts the recovery prospects for individuals with serious mental illness. The common issues faced by anyone involved in the criminal justice system are exacerbated for those with serious mental illness, making their odds of recidivism high and odds of recovering lower.  

A new study recently released in  Psychological Services validates these claims and backs them up with empirical evidence. The authors seek to fill the gap in existing research about recovery prospects specifically for individuals who have be...read more

Divas With Disabilities: Black Lives in Real Time

Join five, phenomenal, Black advocates for a lively discussion of their lived experiences expressed through a disability lens.

Fri, July 17, 2020

Time 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT Click for details . . .

About this Event

This year we celebrate the 30th year of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and while we have come a long way, w...read more

Black Disabled: Police Brutality; Sunday, July 5th First Unitarian Church 

The First Unitarian Church of Oakland, California welcomes NBDC member, Leroy F. Moore Jr. and Kendrick Arthur Kemp to discuss their work on police brutality against people with disabilities.

The live worship will be streamed via Zoom at 10:30 AM and will be followed by the monthly first Sunday gathering for racial justice and time for fellowship.

You will need a Zoom link to join. Please email ...read more

Self Determination and Person Centered Thinking for The ARC of Texas

Jane Dunhamn, Director of NBDC will present on the topics of Self Determination and Person Centered Thinking for The ARC of Texas on July 9th.

Partners in Disability Leadership is designed for professionals working within Texas agencies and organizations that directly impact the intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) community, largely through policy.

Encouraging Person Centered Thinking and Inclusive Practices will provide participants with an overview of the difference between the buzz words "self determination" and "person centered thinking" and what they look li...read more

My Journey to My Identity

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

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