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.
In this video made through Minneapolis South High School’s 2016-2017 VOICES class, students Sagal Muktar, Elias Salad, Hamdi Osman and Yahya Noo showcase the complexities of Muslim identity Continue Reading
15 Now Minnesota released a new animation that breaks down how the Minneapolis City Council’s delay on passing a $15 minimum wage opens the door for Republicans in the Minnesota Legislature to block any city from increasing minimum wages. Continue Reading
On Monday, Dec. 26, Junauda Petrus – recently named one of City Pages’ Top Artists of 2016 – wrote an open letter criticizing the city of Minneapolis for removing her poem, “A Prayer for Pussies,” from the public art illuminated lantern project soon to be installed on Nicollet Mall. Continue Reading
It is a Friday evening and the bitter 25-degree winter wind is whipping against the parkas of many Minneapolis citizens. While some get to go to a heated home and a bed, many in the Twin Cities are not so lucky. Continue Reading