Author: Frank Kineavy

Depression, Obesity, Drug Addiction Not a Disability, Survey Says

Most Americans agree that blindness, deafness, cerebral palsy and multiple sclerosis are among conditions that should be considered a disability, according to a recent survey, while issues such as depression, obesity and drug addiction are less likely to be regarded as such. With debate taking place over Social Security Disability…

People with Disabilities at Risk of Losing Benefits

If Congress does not come to a consensus on the current Social Security dilemma, millions of Americans living with a disability will see their monthly federal benefits shaved from $1,130 to $900. The Social Security disability benefits program is facing abrupt cuts, according to the 2015 Annual Report of the…

Disability Advocates Push Back Against Wage Limits

More than a generation after the historic American with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law, disability advocates are still fighting for what they deem is a level playing field in the workplace. According to the American Institute for Research, based on the US Census Bureau’s 2011 American Community Survey,…

NFL Superstar Calls Former Coach Racist

What started as a run-of-the-mill controversial offseason NFL trade that backed up lines for sports talk shows has made its way, with a host of other minor incidents, alongside Ferguson and Baltimore in the modern discussion of race relations in the United States. On March 4, 2015, Philadelphia Eagles head…

Gay Ex-Player's Path to MLB's First Inclusion Ambassador

Pro sports is one of many industries that struggle in the D&I space, most having little or no structured diversity programs in place. Of all the pro sports, Major League Baseball is a little ahead of the curve, routinely scoring a B/B+ overall in The Institute for Diversity and Ethics…