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.

NBDC was invited to serve on the steering committee for the 2020 Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium.

Sandra Sermons of NBDC will sit on the committee on behalf of NBDC.

 

Each year, the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) hosts the Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium, a national symposium named for the its founder, who was blind and served as the president of the organization until his death. Jacobus tenBroek was renowned as a constitutional law scholar, a civil rights activist,  a leader in social welfare reform, and a champion ...read more

In the US, black and Latinx girls are disproportionately punished and assaulted by school administrators for simple infractions such as showing emotions

 ‘Black and brown girls are typically marginalized at school in these ways because officials judge that they aren’t feminine enough, or the right kind of feminine.’
More than 20 years ago, when I was a 12-year-old queer kid coming to terms with her sexuality, I ran away from home. It was after school had let out for the summer, and I spent two weeks in the Florida Keys, joyriding with neighborhood boys, sleeping under a st...read more

When Black Disabled Scholars & Activists Die

(For us to keep their work alive)
By Leroy Moore

They work in isolation
Ripples becomes waves
Spreading across earth and sea
For future generations

When Black Disabled Scholars & Activists Die

Who will rise
To continue to write and fight
To keep their work in the public eye
Everything begins with one then becomes many
Life is more about us and less about I

When Black Disabled Scholars & Activists Die

Do we take the time
...read more

Comment by National Black Disability Coalition (NBDC)

We need to think about:
A diverse group of disabled people are included in writing the curriculum; that racism and ableism are included and determine who will have oversight in implementation. 

 

Hannan Adely - North Jersey Record  Feb. 2, 2019

Joe Maldonado, a transgender boy, attends his first meeting with his new cub scout troop Pack #20 after being barred from the Boy Scouts. Amy Newman/Northjersey.com

New Jersey has become the second state in the nation ...read more

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