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.

Boston University Survey on Covid and PWD

The survey does not ask any personal information, everything is private.  The survey can be done on your smart phone, tablet or computer and will take 20-45 minutes. Start Survey

Disabled, Black and searching for justice

On Sept. 16, 2016, Terence Crutcher's car stalled on a busy road on the Northside of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Crutcher, an amateur singer, had just left Tulsa Community College, where he'd found out that his summer music appreciation class had been canceled.

"What am I going to do with ...read more

Threat to Parental Rights - Black Disabled Mom Reaches Out to NBDC

My two oldest children are in two different foster homes. My two youngest children are with my aunt. All four are in the XXXXXX metro area. If I leave the state I will lose custody of all four permanently. I am paralyzed from the waist down so I need a caregiver and an emergency place to stay. Please help me. The hospital claims they cannot find any place closer to send me then a nursing home out of state because of my recent suicide attempt.

National Black Deaf Advocates Open Letter to Galludet Trustees

June 16, 2020

National Black Deaf Advocates, Inc.


To: Seth Bravin, Chair
Gallaudet University Board of Trustees

Subject: An Open Letter Addressing Concerns for Black Deaf Individuals at Gallaudet University

Dear Mr. Bravin and Members of the Gallaudet University Board of Trustees, It is with a heavy heart that we write this letter to you.

The National Black Deaf Advocates (NBDA) is a non-profit advocacy organization whose mission is to promote leadership development, economic and educational oppor...read more

Disabled in Action opens Florida office

INTERVIEW with Rev. Calvin Peterson, Founder and Director                                                                           Disabled in Action, Atlanta, Georgia

The Reverend Calvin Peterson is now an elder (72 years) in the disability rights movement. He resides in Atlanta, Georgia and continue to be the Executor Director of Disabled in Action.

Jane Dunhamn ...read more


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