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.

The NIMHD Loan Repayment Program (LRP) is now open for applications and invites qualified health professionals with doctoral degrees to apply to its 2019 application cycle:

Loan Repayment Program for Health Disparities Research

Extramural Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds

The LRP offers loan repayment awards of up to $35,000 of a recipient’s qualified educational debt annually, in return for a commitment to engage in NIMHD and NIH-mission relevant health disparities or clinical research in non-federal research settin...read more

Over the past year, students embodied our democracy. They organized against injustice, participating in a mass walk-out and taking hold of a national conversation.

But as students are heading back to school, many of them are being greeted by more police and metal detectors, and few, if any, counselors. Increasingly, students of color are entering a school system that's policing the children it's tasked to protect – conducting invasive searches and subjecting them to disproportionate punishment.

We just released an interactive report analyzing data on race, discip...read more

There are just 99 days between now and November 6, 2018

That's how long we have until these critical midterm elections -- until Americans go to the ballot box, and decide what kind of country we want to be.

We can choose leaders who don't answer to lobbyists, but to families. We can choose a politics built not on gerrymandering and voter suppression, but on fair representation and stronger voting rights. We can choose an economy that works not just for a shrinking few, but for everybody -- with better wages, more secure health insurance, and Medicaid expansion that covers...read more

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