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.

RESEARCH WEEKLY: COVID-19 and Inpatient Psychiatric Hospitals 

The Treatment Advocacy Center is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to making treatment for severe mental illness.  The Center does not accept any funding from pharmaceutical companies.  

As accounts of COVID-19 devastating inpatient psychiatric hospitals throughout the country are reported almost daily, more solutions are needed to prevent further tragedy to this vulnerable population.  

Older Americans Act passed by Senate and House

The Older Americans Act (OAA) legislation removes the 10% cap on serving grand families under the National Family Caregiver Support Program and supports increased intergenerational programming.

Disabled people in the count!

November 16 is Census 2020 National Day of Action

How is the Census taken?

Study: People with disabilities are a powerful voting bloc

A report by the Rutgers Program for Disability Research found that 65.7 percent of people with disabilities are registered to vote. That’s slightly less than the population without disabilities. Tuesday, a Revup New Jersey rally focused on getting those with disabilities to register to vote and show up and vote.

It comes at a time where those with disabilities are voting in higher numbers. The Rutgers report combs census data and found nationally people with disabilities voting grew by 8.5 points from 2014 to 2018. New Jersey had an even bigger percentage.

Under Trump, discrimination complaints and firing of disabled federal workers rise

The Trump administration says it's creating jobs and opportunities for people with disabilities across the country, but critics say that's not always true for those working for the federal government.

"There isn't any real leadership on disability issues in the Trump administration," said Curt Decker, executive director of the National Disability Rights Network, a national nonprofit advocacy group. "Bad things are happening every day for people with disabilities, and without constant vigilance and enforcement from the top, we will fall back on our progress."

National Federation of the Blind (NFB)

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 for the rights of the disabled to participate on an equal and integrated basis in society.

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