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Oprah Winfrey honours Breonna Taylor with magazine cover

This is the first time Oprah has not featured on the cover of her O Magazine

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Oprah Winfrey has honoured Breonna Taylor by dedicating the September issue of O Magazine to her.

For the first time in 20 years, Oprah will not grace the cover of her monthly magazine – as she focuses the upcoming issue on anti-racism and white privilege.

The death of Breonna Taylor has sparked outrage across the globe over the past few months, as the 26-year-old medical worker was shot and killed by Louisville police officers during a no-knock search warrant.

“Breonna Taylor. She was just like me. She was just like you. And like everyone who dies unexpectedly, she had plans,” Oprah shared with her 19.2 million Instagram followers.

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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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“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.”

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“The September issue honors her life and the life of every other Black woman whose life has been taken too soon,” she added.

According to Lucy Kaylin, the editor-in-chief of the magazine, the team began discussions about how the brand could raise awareness about police brutality against Black Americans following the death of George Floyd.

The 46-year-old black man was killed on May 25th after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck, which led to protests and riots across the United States.

The special issue of O Magazine examines systematic racism and includes lists of anti-racist actions readers can take.

The cover photo was created by Alexis Franklin, a self-trained 24-year-old digital artist.

“I am so happy to play a small part in this long-overdue, world-changing narrative on racial injustice and police brutality,” Alexis said.

“The original photo is one Breonna took herself and has been featured in the news many times. Looking at it, I see an innocence, simple but powerful. It was critical for me to retain that.”

On the latest episode of Goss Chats, Goss.ie CEO Ali Ryan chats to Alan Hughes about life during the coronavirus pandemic.

The TV presenter admits working on Ireland AM has been a “life saver” over the past few months, and opens up about his fears over the future of his Cheerios Panto.

Goss Chats is sponsored by top aesthetic clinic Haus of JeJuve.

 

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On the latest episode of #GossChats @itsalirose sits down with @alanhughestv who opens up about hosting Ireland AM during lockdown, the future of his panto and spending extra time with his husband Karl Broderick. #GossChats is sponsored by @haus_of_jejuve

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