Dead fish ruin the perfect picture in Rio de Janeiro

By Leo Byrne, Contributing Reporter   RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Residents around the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas in Rio have had their usually picturesque surroundings spoiled this week as low oxygen levels in the water, caused thousands of fish to suffocate and float to the surface. The usually scenic surroundings at Lagoa were ruined this week by […]

Black Americans over-represented in Connecticut residential mental health facilities

HARTFORD—African Americans are over-represented among in-patient or residential psychiatric care facilities, according to a recent report by the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Connecticut mirrors this national trend. According to the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, there are 647 (or 6 percent) Hispanic, 2,924, (or 8 percent) white, and 1,080, (or 12 percent) African American patients […]