Amidst all the BLM movements that are raging across the globe, Oprah Winfrey’s O Magazine took quite a bold step. For the first time in 2 decades, O, The Oprah Magazine, witnessed an issue cover without featuring the lady behind it.
Yes, you read it correctly, Oprah skipped to feature on one of the last editions of the magazine. Instead, a picture of Breonna Taylor was seen as the latest issue cover.
For the first time in 20 years, @oprah has given up her O Magazine cover to honor Breonna Taylor. She says, “Breonna Taylor. 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. 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 O magazine. I cry for justice in her name.” Tap the link in our bio to read more about Oprah’s tribute to Breonna—and her recent conversation with her mother, Tamika Palmer. Breonna: This one’s for you The September issue will be available wherever you buy or download your magazines on 8/11. (: @alexis_art)
Taylor, a 26-year-old black woman, was shot dead at her home by three police officers on March 13 and justice hasn’t been served to her since then. Oprah took it to her social media space and made an announcement regarding the issue cover on Thursday. “We can’t be silent. We have to use whatever megaphone we have to cry for justice. The September issue honors her life and the life of every other Black woman whose life has been taken too soon,” read an excerpt from her post.
Not just this, as a tribute to Breonna, the magazine also mentioned how they will continue the fight to serve her justice.
(Source- O, The Oprah Magazine)