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.

Although the exact origins of Memorial Day are disputed, the first observance of Memorial Day is thought to have taken place in April 1865, when a group of former slaves gathered at a Charleston, South Carolina, horse track turned Confederate prison where more than 250 Union soldiers had died. The bodies of soldiers buried in a mass grave were reinterred in individual graves on the site. On May 1, 1865, some 10,000 black Charleston residents, white missionaries, teachers, schoolchildren, and Union troops marched around the Planters’ Race Course, singing and carrying armfuls of roses.  

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For more than 60 million Americans with disabilities, the rapid spread of COVID-19 is especially dangerous. Many live in long-term care facilities, and they are twice as likely to experience poverty as those without disability. But so far, legislation has fallen short on help. We hear some of their stories, and Stephanie Sy talks to Rebecca Cokley of the Center for American Progress.

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FDA Office of Minority Health and Health Equity

April 28, 2020

Reopening Comment Period: FDA OMHHE is Seeking Public Feedback on Strategic Priorities

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or the Agency) is reopening the comment period for the notice, published in the Federal Register of January 3, 2020. In the notice, FDA opened a public docket to solicit input and comments from interested stakeholders, including racial and ethnic minority, underrepresented, and underserved populations on the Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE) Strategic Priorit...read more

The African American Policy Forum (AAPF)--located in Columbia Law School’s Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies (CISPS)--is seeking a team of highly motivated interns for its 2020 Summer Internship program. 

AAPF advocates for frameworks and strategies that address a vision of racial justice that embraces the intersections of race, gender, class, and the array of barriers that disempower those who are marginalized. AAPF is dedicated to advancing and expanding racial justice, gender equality, and the indivisibility of all human rights, both in the U.S. and internatio...read more

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