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.

by Cyrée Jarelle Johnson

Content notes: slavery, white supremacy, racism, genocide, violence, death

Just two months after the Civil War ended, freedmen began to die in droves from contagious diseases, such as cholera and smallpox. Their former slavers, however, attributed the high mortality of these diseases among those they had once traded as property to an inherent physical and moral inferiority. “Nothing on earth could make them wash,” asserted a tourist from Britain recounted in Marshall Scott Legan’s “Disease and the Freedmen in Mississippi during Reconst...read more

By Jane Dunhamn

Fayetteville Observer, Posted May 14, 2020 at 3:02 PM

Recently I viewed the Fayetteville City Council meeting of April 20. I am greatly concerned about the issue of public safety for the implementation of sidewalks for the city of Fayetteville.

On several occasions Councilwoman Tisha Waddell expressed the importance of sidewalks and the need to explore funding opportunities aside from bonds.

I agree with Councilwoman Waddell, and I move a step further in that the language should be for disabled people it is imperative that the city have a plan and...read more

 Rob Da’ Noize Temple grew up in Brooklyn, New York, where he began playing keyboards at the age of 6 and formed his first  and at the age of 13.  His “Solid Noize Music” is an ASCAP publisher with a music publishing catalog of over 7,000    compositions.  The compositions range in styles from hip hop to esoteric spiritual overtures.

Early in his career, Rob formed the group Conway & Temple, who were the first artists signed to Jive Records.  Their 1982 classic h...read more

By Claudia Boyd-Barrett • Apr 22, 2020



Gabriel Renteria is 18 months old and uses a ventilator to help him breathe. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, he’s not receiving enough ventilator circuits. Across the state, families like his are being told to reuse supplies,...read more

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