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Welcome Back, Columbus Black Deaf Advocates!

NBDA is pleased to announce the reactivation of the Columbus Black Deaf Advocates chapter! Thanks to the hard working efforts of Columbus BDA members in collaboration with Midwestern Representative Dale Moore on bringing the chapter back to the city of Columbus, Ohio. Columbus Black Deaf Advocates was established as the 20th Chapter under the auspices of National Black... Read More »

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Welcome Back, South Carolina Black Deaf Advocates!

NBDA is pleased to announce the reactivation of the Local BDA Chapter - South Carolina Black Deaf Advocates (SCBDA)! Thanks to the hard working efforts by Vyron Kinson and SCBDA BDA members on bringing the chapter back to the state of South Carolina. If you live in South Carolina and are interested to get involved with SCBDA, visit and "like" their Facebook page South... Read More »

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Former NBDA Board Member Honored for Extraordinary Contribution to Advocacy

Donald Tinsley, Sr., former NBDA Treasurer (2000-'02), received the 2012 Distinguished Leadership Award for his extraordinary contribution to advocacy. The award was presented by the Indiana Governor's Council for People with Disabilities. Donald is a veteran community advocate. He became the first African-American president of the Indiana Association of the Deaf (IAD).... Read More »

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New BDA Chapter: Austin Black Deaf Advocates

NBDA is pleased to announce the approval of a newly established BDA chapter: Austin, TX Black Deaf Advocates! The NBDA Board unanimously approved Austin BDA as the 34th Chapter of the National Black Deaf Advocates. Austin BDA joins with the Southwestern Regional chapters membership with Houston BDA, New Orleans BDA, Dallas BDA, Little Rock BDA and Bay Area BDA.   Visit... Read More »

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