But regardless of how heartbroken I may feel right now, I am also hopeful and determined, and I know you are, too. We are determined to weather this storm and reclaim our communities. We are determined to reopen our stores and seek and find the justice we need.
I am hopeful that we have leaders who will have open and honest dialogues about race and equality and how we all need to work together to conquer these plagues on all of our communities.
We must continue to believe that we can build stronger communities. We must put our faith in hope, love, compassion and understanding. I pray for all of these things and I’m ready to put in the hard work that will make these hopes a reality.