Validated Independent News stories (VINs) report information and perspective that the public has a right and need to know, but to which it has limited access. Before being posted as a VIN, each story undergoes evaluation by student researchers and faculty evaluators to determine that it is important, timely, fact-based, well documented, and under-reported in the corporate media. These VINs are candidates for inclusion among the top 25 stories in Project Censored’s annual book.
In today’s age the controversy within our communities to define gender as either male or female is growing, as some people may be transgender. It’s hard for some people to fully understand what being transgender actually is. To be transgender is to not conform to the notions of the male and female gender separately. Therefore, […]
Dan Markingson, who was diagnosed with schizophrenia, was placed into a financially motivated study with the University of Minnesota to test and compare the effectiveness of antipsychotic drugs—even though people, particularly Markingson’s mother, protested against the trials. Six months after the start of the trial in 2004, Dan Markingson committed suicide. This case, however, was […]
More and more college fraternities are running into trouble when it comes to racism and sexism. Since 2007, when the first iPhone came out, college students have been using all types of social media. Sites such as Instagram, Twitter, Total Frat Move, and especially Facebook have been used inappropriately on a daily basis. In one […]
Kevin McGill, a 48-year-old garbage collector outside Atlanta, was sentenced to 30 days in prison for starting his work too early. McGill took a guilty plea deal after violating an ordinance in Sandy Springs, north of Atlanta, that bans collections before 7am. On the Friday that he turned 48 he had to report to a […]
The closing of its Winn-Dixie supermarket in 1998 left the predominantly African-American community of northeast Greensboro, North Carolina, without a local grocery. In February 2014, taking matters into their own hands, the neighbors began the process of opening their own co-op grocery store, the Renaissance Community Cooperative (RCC) on Phillips Avenue, scheduled to open in […]