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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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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 (Making) History Month: LeDerick Horne

And now…..for a poetry reading from one of our (select one: youth, leaders, participants). This is usually the moment in the program where most of us find ourselves checking out. Not out of lack of respect for the performer, but … Continue reading

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Black #Disability History: Don Galloway, Independent Living and the Black Community

Disability Activist and advocate, Don Galloway was one of the many pioneers for inclusion standing at the intersection of two communities demanding justice. Born in 1938 in Washington DC Don Galloway acquired his disability at age thirteen after being struck … Continue reading

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Black #Disability History: Brad Lomax, Black Panther – Revolutionary Black Nationalism and Disability Power

Bradley Lomax In the 1970’s Bradley Lomax was an Oakland resident and member of the Black Panther Party (BPP). He also had Multiple Sclerosis and used a wheelchair. In 1974, Lomax was working at the Panthers’ George Jackson Clinic, which provided … Continue reading

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Black History Month and Including #Disability

Tomorrow is February 1 and Black History Month begins. In honor of the month, President Barack Obama wrote, “we recognize these champions of justice and the sacrifices they made to bring us to this point, we honor the contributions of African-Americans … Continue reading

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