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. Select here for welcome video.

Interview with Dr. Subini Annamma

by Leroy F. Moore Jr.

Leroy F. Moore Jr.:  I’m here, interviewing Subini. I want to get right into it. I’d like to begin with your childhood. Why did you write the book, The Pedagogy of Pathologization of Dis/abled in School to Prison? Did it come from a personal experience?

Subini Annamma: Yes. You know, I started the book out telling the story of my brother, who was in and out of schools, from a really young age, was kicked out of several sch...read more

Back to School Series is a three part interview series from Black scholars looking at issues from the school to prison pipeline of Black disabled girls, to the lack of Black male special education teachers, to Black disabled males in and out of academia. 

In this series, Leroy Moore interviews Dr. Subini Annamma, author of The Pedagogy of Pathologization: Dis/abled Girls of Color in the School-prison Nexus, Dr. LaRon A. Scott on his study, Strategies for recruiting and retaining Black male special education teachers, and Dr. Tommy J. Curry on how his work connects to Black disabl...read more

by Leroy Moore


At age 50, for years I have worked in many organizations for and by Black/Brown disabled people. Although the work has been done in many small pockets throughout the country I see the vast distance growing even further between the Black/Brown disability community and the powerful well funded White disability community.  These government and non profit disability organizations continue to set the framework on what issues and groups get attention. 


In the heighten times in which we live with White supremacy coming from the White House, y...read more


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