For over 20 years Oprah’s Magazine, “O” has only seen one cover star and one cover star alone…
However, amidst these trying times and the growing frustration that no form of justice has been taken following the vile murder of Breonna Taylor,
Oprah Winfrey, being the matriarch of the black people chose to do something
no one ever envisioned her to do; she gave up her cover spot,
for the first time in 20 years to honor Breonna Taylor.
In her cover story, Oprah explained what pushed her to act in this manner…
I think about Breonna Taylor often. She was the same age as the two daughter-girls from my school in South Africa who’ve been quarantining with Stedman and me since March. In all their conversations I feel the promise of possibilities.
Their whole lives shine with the light of hopefulness. That was taken away from Breonna in such a horrifying manner.
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.
By: Joan K. Vincent-Otiono