Breonna Taylor Graces Cover of O Magazine — Why Oprah Gave up the Front Cover for the 1st Time in 20 Years

The late Breonna Taylor received a befitting honor from acclaimed TV host Oprah Winfrey who gave up her front cover position on O Magazine for the first time.

Iconic show woman, Oprah Winfrey is showing solidarity in finding justice regarding the tragic death of emergency technician, Breonna Taylor.

For the September issue of O Magazine, Winfrey gave up the cover page in a soul-stirring tribute to Taylor. It is noteworthy that this is the first time Winfrey is not gracing the front page of her magazine.

Oprah Winfrey speaks onstage during the 45th NAACP Image Awards presented by TV One at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on February 22, 2014. | Photo: Getty Images

Oprah Winfrey speaks onstage during the 45th NAACP Image Awards presented by TV One at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on February 22, 2014. | Photo: Getty Images

TRIBUTE TO BREONNA TAYLOR 

A post shared on Oprah Magazine's official Instagram page showed a portrait painting of Taylor with her name written in bold letters and a brief front cover eulogy.

The caption stated that Winfrey, for the first time in 20 years, let go of her front cover position. It continued with a clamor for justice over the unfortunate way Taylor lost her life.

The caption stated, "She was just like you. And like everyone who dies unexpectedly, she had plans. Plans for a future filled with responsibility and work and… laughter…"

CELEBRITIES' TRIBUTE TO TAYLOR 

In June, many celebrities took the time to reflect on the untimely death of Taylor on what would have been her 27th birthday.

On different social media platforms, public figures shared posthumous tributes while demanding for justice.

Presently, three officers have been apprehended in connection to Taylor's death.

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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)

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Hollywood star Jessica Alba put up a painting of the late Taylor on her Instagram page with a caption that narrated the events of her demise.

Former AGT judge Gabrielle Union shared a similar post on the same platform. More stars like Amandla Stenberg, Katie Holmes, and Beyonce also honored Taylor on Instagram.

EVENTS LEADING TO TAYLOR'S DEATH 

Taylor died on March 26 after police shot her in her own home. Prior to the shooting, the Louisville Police department had been alerted on a suspected drug trafficking location which happened to be her home. A no-knock search was carried out while Taylor and her partner were asleep.

During their investigation, Taylor's home was raided and in the middle of an exchange, she was shot several times. No drugs were found in the deceased's apartment.

Presently, three officers have been apprehended in connection to Taylor's death. One of the officers, Brett Hankison, will be fired while the others will be placed on administrative leave. 

Taylor's family filed a lawsuit against the police officers involved with accusations of wrongful killing, battery, and gross negligence.

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