In a recent article by Oprah Winfrey titled “Why Oprah Gave Up Her Cover for the First Time Ever to Honor Breonna Taylor” she explains why she can not be silent and why she must use her platform to harness justice for Breonna Taylor.
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. She was the same age as the two daughter-girls from my school in South Africa who’ve been quarantining with Stedman and mesince 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.
I cry for justice in her name.Oprah Winfrey
According to Variety, Oprah is also now buying billboards all over Louisville, Kentucky to promote justice for Breonna Taylor. “After honoring Breonna Taylor by featuring her on the cover of O, The Oprah Magazine, Oprah Winfrey is now getting dozens of billboards set up around Louisville, Kentucky, demanding justice for her. Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency room technician, was killed at the hands of police who shot her in a “no knock warrant” in her Louisville home on March 13. Her death sparked fury across the U.S. and gave rise to several demonstrations.”
The article goes on to say, “The billboards demand that the police involved in the killing of Taylor be arrested and charged. They feature the url for the website for Until Freedom, a social justice organization set up to address systemic and racial injustice, who have been leading protests demanding justice for Taylor.”
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