Breonna Taylor Covers Oprah Magazine, First Cover in 20-Year History Without Oprah [Photo]

Breonna Taylor posthumously made history by being featured on the cover of the Oprah Magazine.

It’s the first time in the mag’s 20-year history that Oprah, herself, has not appeared on the cover.

via TMZ:

Oprah stepped aside for one of her final print editions … dedicating the September cover with Breonna’s image, declaring, “If you turn a blind eye to racism, you become an accomplice to it.” These words are emblazoned on the cover … “HER LIFE MATTERS.”

O dropped the news on Insta … where she gave a touching tribute to Breonna … “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.”

Oprah went on, “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.”

It’s a beautiful tribute.

 

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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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