Friday, July 31, 2020

O Magazine Honors Breonna Taylor

For the first time in O Magazine's 20 year history someone other than Oprah Winfrey will appear on the cover...

The late Breonna Taylor will cover the next issue of O Magazine.

Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old EMT, was killed on March 13 around 1 A.M. after the Louisville, KY police department served a no-knock warrant at the wrong address for a suspect that was already in custody. Breonna was shot 8 times.

No knock warrants have since been banned in Kentucky and one officer was fired but no arrests in the murder of Breonna Taylor have been made.

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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 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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