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.

The morning of November 7, 2016 was a rude awakening for millions of Americans – 231, 556,622 Americans to be exact. This was the approximate number of eligible voters who did not vote in the presidential election. In fact, if each of these 230 million plus people collectively wrote in a hypothetical candidate’s name on a ballot, that candidate would have won the election by a landslide.

More alarming is the fact that read more

Noon – 5pm
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Arlington, Virginia

“The Gathering” is an event made up of people who have a shared vision to get to know others who work on Black disability issues with little to no support.  

Throughout the years while speaking with the Black disabled community NBDC realized there is a lack of opportunity where we can meet, share and support each other.  "The Gathering" will provide an opportunity to bond and break bread with one another; a time to heal from the struggle of the work. 

We hope you will join us in October.  ...read more

Uber and Lyft Offering Free or Discounted Rides to Polls on Election Day (Nov. 6th)

Both ride share companies are offering free or discounted rides to voters on Nov. 6, and both companies are partnering with voting organizations that encourage people to register and then go out to vote.

This is why Lyft in particular said it wants to offer free rides to underserved communities.

Uber said in a press release it is partnering with When We All Vote to get people registered and with #VoteTogether and Democracy Works to offer free rides to polling places.

Ube...read more

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