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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.


"Thank you for your participation in the ADA 30 celebration, the conversation was rich and I was able to gain a greater understanding of the separation of Disabled and Black & Disabled.  I was one who, knowing the issues faced by race and discrimination, wanted to believe that disability is what ties us and we shouldn't separate.  But after yesterday, I gained a perspective that I understand but didn't want to believe.  Thank you."

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RESEARCH WEEKLY: Recovery Barriers for People with Serious Mental Illness Post-Incarceration  

By: Kelli South

Incarceration complicates and sometimes negatively impacts the recovery prospects for individuals with serious mental illness. The common issues faced by anyone involved in the criminal justice system are exacerbated for those with serious mental illness, making their odds of recidivism high and odds of recovering lower.  

My Journey to My Identity

Camilla Gilbert talks about her journey during Introduction to Disability Studies https://youtu.be/bEHMDYhuvj4

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 these books I bought?" he'd asked the professors.


Crutcher, 40, had hearing loss and was blind in his right eye, the result of an assault more than a decade earlier. Since then, he had struggled with drug abuse and depression, his twin sister, Tiffany Crutcher, said by phone. When his car broke down, she believes, he was in crisis.

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