Oprah Winfrey announced Breonna Taylor will be honored on the cover of Oprah Magazine’s September 2020 issue.
This is major considering Oprah has been the only person to grace the cover of this magazine since it was first published 20 years ago.
In a post on her Instagram page, Oprah shared:
Breonna Taylor. She was just like me. She was just like you. And like everyone who dies unexpectedly, she had plans.
Plans for a future filled with responsibility and work and friends and laughter. I think about Breonna Taylor often. Imagine if three unidentified men burst into your home while you were sleeping. And your partner fired a gun to protect you. And then mayhem.
What I know for sure: We can’t be silent. We have to use whatever megaphone we have to cry for justice. And that is why Breonna Taylor is on the cover of @oprahmagazine. The September issue honors her life and the life of every other Black woman whose life has been taken too soon.
Head to OprahMag.com for more—and thank you to @alexis_art, a 24-year-old digital artist, who captured the essence of Breonna. The issue will be available wherever you buy or download magazines on 8/11.
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Breonna was killed on March 13, 2020, when three plainclothes Louisville police officers executed a no-knock warrant on the wrong home.
As of today, none of the officers involved have been charged.
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