Category Archives: Profiles

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: Martha Louise Morrow Foxx, Inspired Teacher

Martha Louise Morrow Foxx (Oct. 9, 1902 – 1985) “She developed in all her students’ self-reliance so that they could eagerly look forward to the time when they could support themselves out in the world” Born in Charlotte, North Carolina, … Continue reading

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Black #Disability History: Daymond John, Entrepreneur

Daymond Garfield John (Feb. 23, 1969 – ) “My mother always said, ‘It takes the same energy to think small as it does to think big, so dream big and think bigger.” Daymond John might be most familiar to folks … Continue reading

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Black #Disability History: Leroy F. Moore Jr., Poet, Krip-Hop Artist, and Community Historian

Leroy F. Moore Jr. (1967 – ) Leroy F. Moore Jr. is an African American writer, poet, activist, and community historian. He was born with cerebral palsy to an activist family in New York, and from the beginning has been … Continue reading

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Black #Disability History: Metta World Peace, Professional Basketball Player

Metta World Peace (born Ronald Artest, Jr. on Nov. 13, 1979 – ) “I’m still learning about myself. This actually helps me in telling my story so I can continuously improve myself, stay mentally stronger and not let stuff bother … Continue reading

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Black #Disability History: Ryan Easterly, Foundation Manager and Director

Ryan Easterly Ryan Easterly is Co-Founder & Director of Bay Area Community, MySupport, Inc., a startup that has developed tools which empower seniors and people with disabilities. The MySupport platform allows people to connect with direct support workers, based on their … Continue reading

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