During the COVID-19 pandemic, like everyone else, I’ve been forced to self-isolate. My first step into the public arena came at the Lakefront on Tuesday evening where I saw a multi-generational, multi-racial, multi-ethnic swarm of citizens uniting their voices to call for change. How proud I am to live in Howard County.

Over the past week, we’ve been forced to reflect on Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd and Christian Cooper and how what happened to each of them may speak to each of us.