I’m just going to be upfront about this and admit I was not expecting a Black Lives Matter event to pop up in Western Howard County. But people can surprise you. And stereotypes can be easy but give an incomplete picture. So, here we are.
The poster doesn’t say “wear a mask” so I’m just telling you: wear a mask. Period. If you are curious about the people behind the protest, it’s a group called HoCo United. From their Facebook page:
#WestHoCo4Change We are a group of Howard County residents and community members working toward making timely changes through community engagement and advocacy. Youth-led!
The event page is here.
Changing gears, I want to direct you to a piece by my friend Marge Neal from her blog, Scribbles from the Margen that will start your day off right. It combines artistic expression, the love and support of parents, and, a rarity in this day and age, a boost of encouragement from social media.
Have a wonderful day. Use your powers for good.