Oprah Winfrey is stepping aside for a greater cause.
The mogul has appeared on the cover of every issue of The Oprah Magazine for more than 20 years.
However, she’s using the September edition of the lifestyle publication to spotlight the need for justice for Breonna Taylor – the unarmed Black woman who lost her life at the hands of police.
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Speaking on the move, Winfrey said:
“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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The commendable move arrives days after it was announced that O Mag would cease operation of its print edition and rebrand as a digital-only offering.