Community Voices

Community Voices is a space for reader contributions—including news articles, opinion essays, and personal stories—moderated, but not edited, by Daily Planet staff. We invite you to post stories, send us stories, or suggest stories for inclusion in Community Voices.

The opinions expressed in Community Voices are their own and not necessarily the opinion of the TC Daily Planet.

Want to add an article to Community Voices? Just register as a TC Daily Planet user, and respond to the registration email. Then log in, and click on "Write an article." 

COMMUNITY VOICES | University of Minnesota faculty statement on the visit of Dr. Condoleezza Rice

[Editor's note: This is the text of a petition/statement by University of Minnesota faculty members objecting to this week's visit by Dr. Condoleezza Rice.] On April 17, 2014, former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will visit the University of Minnesota to give the Distinguished Carlson Lecture, an annual activity of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, endowed by a private gift from the Carlson Foundation. This year, the lecture has an additional significance, as it is part of the series of events entitled, "Keeping Faith with a Legacy of Justice," sponsored by the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the American Civil Rights Act of 1964. As the flagship speaker for the main event of the series, Dr. Rice is explicitly being honored as a civil rights leader and being brought in to speak about civil rights given her purported leadership and expertise on American civil rights.

MORE »

COMMUNITY VOICES | St. Paul Hmong Market a local success, international model

Hmong Village President Shongleng Yang poses in front of one of the many vegetable stalls at the year-round market

A few years ago, there was not a bank in the Twin Cities that would negotiate a loan to help finance a cultural shopping hub.

MORE »

COMMUNITY VOICES | North Minneapolis Transit Forum: SWLRT

A little after 4 pm on Wednesday April 9, the Met Council will consider a slightly revised recommendation for the scope and budget of the Southwest Light Rail Project.  When completed, the new

MORE »

COMMUNITY VOICES | Cedar lake Threatened by SW LRT

It seems clear that political officials who favor a pair of "shallow tunnels" between Cedar Lake and Isles for the Southwest Light Rail Train are not educated about the threat of reduced rech

MORE »

COMMUNITY VOICES | Councilmember Blong Yang gives City Hall tour to North Minneapolis Hmong students

Photos By: 
Jay Clark

22 people crammed into councilmember Yang's office, setting new record

On March 28, Newly elected Minneapolis councilmember Blong Yang gave a tour of City Hall to 20 North Minneapolis Hmong students on spring break from school.

MORE »

COMMUNITY VOICES | Why I support Safe Schools

When I was a student teacher at Como Park high school in St Paul, I had a transgender student in one of my classes. On my third or fourth day, I was left alone by my supervising teacher.

MORE »

COMMUNITY VOICES | Tax breaks for the rich while minimum wage stalls

In a move that a Forbes Magazine article called a “boon to the well off” DFL Governor Mark Dayton, along with the DFL controlled Senate and House passed a “Tax Relief”

MORE »

COMMUNITY VOICES | What do creative tenants need?

Twin Cities developer First & First is teaming with the Creative Enterprise Zone to connect with creative tenants around their newest and biggest project to date, Vandalia Tower in Saint Paul.

Major developer First & First is teaming with the Creative Enterprise Zone to host an evening of connection and collaboration around their latest

MORE »
Syndicate content