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.
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
This November, residents of Minneapolis’ Ward 4 will have an opportunity to elect a
representative on the Minneapolis City Council.
City Council Member Barb Johnson, a 20-year incumbent and city council president, took office after her mother. Her family has held this seat for 46 consecutive years. Johnson is arguably the most conservative member of the council, and with our weak mayoral system, holds an incredible amount of power both individually and institutionally. This November could change that. Continue Reading
In this video titled “Something Here Does Not Belong,” Minneapolis South High School VOICES students Alex Zeta, Izzy Quast and Adrianna Medloc spoke with social service providers, faith leaders and advocates to highlight the complexities and multifaceted support behind reproductive rights. Continue Reading
A precinct caucus is a neighborhood meeting – about as grassroots as it gets. It’s an evening of people coming together, building local power and changing the problems we see in our government. Continue Reading