- Oprah Winfrey has honoured late US citizen Breonna Taylor in the September issue of the O magazine
- Breonna posthumously made history by being on the front cover of the media mogul's publication
- Oprah said the issue is dedicated to Breonna's life and every black women who has died too soon
Media mogul Oprah Winfrey has dedicated the front cover of her magazine to late US citizen Breonna Taylor. Breonna posthumously made history by gracing the cover of the O magazine. This is the first time ever in the 20-year-history of the magazine that Oprah herself was not on the cover, according to media reports.
Oprah took to Instagram and shared the front cover of one of the magazine's final print editions. She dedicated the September issue to Breonna. She expressed that the issue honours Breonna's life and the life of every other black woman "whose life has been taken too soon".
"Her Life Matters" is written in bold on the cover of the mag. Oprah expressed that Breonna had plans for the future but died unexpectedly.
"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."
Oprah urged her followers to continue to speak up against injustices and inequality in the US.
"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."
In other Oprah news, Briefly.co.za reported that Gomora actress Siphesihle Ndaba opened up about how she drew inspiration from the American media personality.
The star, who plays the character of Mazet on the hit drama series, said she attended the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls from Grade 10.
Siphesihle expressed that she was grateful that Oprah took a chance on her and afforded her an opportunity "to do great things".
"I am inspired by Oprah Winfrey a lot. She gave me the opportunity to attend her school and experience things and learn so much that I wouldn't have had she not opened that school. I am so grateful for that and so my inspiration also comes from the idea that I want to create that world for somebody else."
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