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.

A report by the Rutgers Program for Disability Research found that 65.7 percent of people with disabilities are registered to vote. That’s slightly less than the population without disabilities. Tuesday, a Revup New Jersey rally focused on getting those with disabilities to register to vote and show up and vote.

It comes at a time where those with disabilities are voting in higher numbers. The Rutgers report combs census data and found nationally people with disabilities voting grew by 8.5 points from 2014 to 2018. New Jersey had an even bigger percentage.

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The Trump administration says it's creating jobs and opportunities for people with disabilities across the country, but critics say that's not always true for those working for the federal government.

"There isn't any real leadership on disability issues in the Trump administration," said Curt Decker, executive director of the National Disability Rights Network, a national nonprofit advocacy group. "Bad things are happening every day for people with disabilities, and without constant vigilance and enforcement from the top, we will fall back on our progress."

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