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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.


Fine Doubled For Restaurant Boss Who Enslaved Man With Intellectual Disability

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — A Conway man who pleaded guilty to enslaving a Black man with an intellectual disability at his restaurant has to pay him back more than $500,000, a court ruled last month.

The Florence District court did initially order restitution of the full amount of wages and overtime compensation, but it did not include, as requested by the government, an “additional equal amount as liquidated damages,” for when minimum wages and overtime compensation have not been paid as required.

Black Disabled Research Study

Jasmine Gray (Jaz) is a doctoral student in the School of Journalism and Media at UNC Chapel Hill.

She is looking for disabled people of color open to allowing her to observe them on Zoom using a storytelling tool to reflect on their story and ask them questions about the experience using the tool as well as their general life experiences. I will also conduct a follow up interview later. The entire study should take two to five weeks total including the initial interview and observation and then a follow up interview. All identifying information will be kept confidential. The compensation is $100. $50 after the first Zoom session and $50 after the second.

Expanding Our Views on Behavior and Black Students: a Call to Action

The Black Lives Matter movement’s re-emergence opened the door for a serious, prolonged discussion about the long-standing systemic practices negatively affecting Black people in the United States. In this first installment of a two-part series (read part two: “Shifting the Paradigm from Disciplining Black Students to Cultural Responsiveness”), we discuss how one of the most challenging places for Black children to thrive is in the educational system.


New Book: For You BDYM (Black Disabled Young Men)

By Leroy F. Moore, Jr. - SoulfulMediaWorks is proud to announce one of their first new exciting projects of 2021. The project is with the groundbreaking and Wynn Newhouse Awards nominee, Leroy F. Moore, Jr.  The book, For You BDYM (Black Disabled Young Men), describes issues of Black Disabled men from pride, sexuality, relationships, police brutality, dance, to music and art. Guest writers include Lateef McLoud, Ottis Smith, Keith Jones, Rob Da Noize Temple and more.

Disabilities "Rarely" Seen, Netflix Commits $100 Mil Towards Inclusion

 

Netflix is pledging to do more after a report finds that representation of people with disabilities and other groups is lacking in its original films and television shows.

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