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.

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.  

Inpatient psychiatric care is a vital component to the continuum of care for people with mental illness. This is now especially true with outpatient services having limited ...read more

2020 is my milestone of 50 years of Black Disability Advocacy. I wanted to talk about what led me to the work, my experiences and where we are now.  I invited fellow lifetime advocates, Rev. Calvin Peterson and Leroy Moore to join me in their observations and where things stand today

50 Years of Black Disability Advocacy

by Jane Dunhamn

Black disability advocacy has grown rapidly over the past 15 years.

My work began 50 years ago as a parent, then advocate and lastly Black disability advocate. During the early...read more

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.

Disclaimer: The Justice 4 Demetrius Project is managed by Demetrius’s Advocacy Network. Despite what television tells us, prisoners CANNOT access the Internet. Prison, in this day and age, also means being sent back nearly 30 years in terms of technology, so when prisoners are finally released, they’re often woefully unprepared for the realities of the modern workplace. 

Now, back to Demetrius’s story…

TRIPLE CRIPPLES was created by @TheKymOliver & @JayOnLife to provide a platform for & highlight the narratives of Black & non-Black Women, Femmes & Non-Binary people of colour, living with disabilities. Click the link to learn more . . .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JOSVUX5FEg&feature=youtu.be

 

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