Community Voices is an op-ed, letters to the editor and neighborhood news section for community members to submit articles between 400 to 1,000 words in length. To submit your post, email firstname.lastname@example.org with “Community Voices Submission” in the subject line. Twin Cities Daily Planet does not pay for Community Voices submissions.
Twin Cities Daily Planet will only publish pieces that fit our mission to amplify and connect marginalized voices. Community Voices pieces should be original, Minnesota-focused content not published on other media sites, though on a blog you own yourself is acceptable.
Mayor Betsy Hodges, the Minneapolis City Council and police leadership have all failed in their oversight of the Minneapolis Police Department, bringing us to the place where unarmed community members are killed by police officers year after year with impunity. Continue Reading
Art and Resistance II followed the inspiring first event held at the Third Place Gallery by sharing tangible tools with the community in creating their own form of creative resistance and by offering accessible pathways to plug into the movement. Continue Reading
The University of Minnesota’s Twin Cities campus recently celebrated the addition of six full-time equivalent mental health counselors as a victory for student mental health care. These counselors are a much needed addition, but the problem of inaccessible mental health care persists. Continue Reading
Everyone agrees that parent involvement is a wonderful thing, and should be fostered. Unfortunately, wildly disparate PTA fundraising capabilities fuel and exacerbate inequity in public education. Continue Reading