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Top 10 #Disability Events in #2016 from the @LeadOnUpdate

Now that we have delved into the Winter Holidays, it is that time of year again where we take stock in what has transpired over the last 12 months and look forward to the turning of the clock and the … Continue reading

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Statement from the Lead On Network on the Orlando Shooting

We at the Lead On Network are devastated and saddened by the horrible events at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida on Sunday morning. Reports state that 49 people were killed and 53 are injured. It is being called the deadliest … Continue reading

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6 Reasons Why You Hate NC’s Anti-Trans Legislation

By now you have likely heard of the recent legislation passed in North Carolina causing a backlash from the LGBT Community as well as many other allies in the civil rights community. North Carolina’s HB2 is controversial not only for … Continue reading

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Black #Disability History: Bobby Coward, Advocate

It is still hard to believe that it has been more than a year since the passing of Bobby Coward. A mainstay in the DC. Disability advocacy scene, Bobby Coward was a tireless advocate for wheelchair-equipped taxicabs, wheelchair lifts on public … Continue reading

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Black #Disability History: Anil Lewis, Change Agent

Anil Lewis is the Executive Director, Jernigan Institute at National Federation of the Blind. He has been a tireless advocate not only for the blind community but for all individuals with disabilities and brings a dynamic energy to the struggle … Continue reading

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Black #Disability (Making) History: Kathy D. Woods, Designer

As models with disabilities like Jillian Mercado, Madeline Stuart, and others start becoming household names, one might ask, “where are the designers with disabilities?” For a community that prides itself on “nothing about us without us” there seems to be … Continue reading

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