Welcome to the website of 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.

Jerry Harris Black Disability Studies at SDS

Jerry Harris Black Disability Studies at SDS

Jerome Harris' most recent position was the Interim Director of the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice (NJISJ).

NJISJ is an urban research and advocacy organization dedicated to the advancement of New Jersey’s cities and their neighborhoods, families and individual residents. He is a Senior Fellow of the National Black Disability Coalition, serves as Chairman of the Program Committee for the New Jersey Black Issues Convention and Chairs the Shiloh Community Development Corporation Advisory Committee. Throughout his 40 year career, Mr. Harris has worked as Director of the Rowan University Institute for Urban and Public Policy, New Jersey Assistant State Treasurer and has held adjunct appointments at Rutgers University, Rowan University, Thomas Edison State College and the New Brunswick Theological Seminary.