After the Shock, Some Reflection

She Matters: The Zimmerman verdict is a reminder that we need to cherish our fathers, sons and brothers.

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I’d like to say something eloquent and meaningful that can ease my pain and everybody else’s, too, something that could make sense of a verdict that for so many of us makes none. But I don’t have it in me today, and I’m not sure I ever will. Unfortunately, a lot of people feel the same way.

Demetria L. Lucas is a contributing editor to The Root, a life coach and the author of A Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life.