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Even though a large percentage of media outlets have pivoted away from America’s glaring racism problem the fight for equity continues. One of the culture’s biggest names is keeping the much-needed narrative on everyone’s radar.

As spotted on Page Six Oprah Winfrey has bowed out of her regular duties for her O Magazine. Since its’ launch in April 2000, she has graced the cover of the women’s publication. For the September issue, the media mogul has chosen to feature Breonna Taylor; which is a first in the brand’s history.

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The creative features a portrait of the late emergency medical technician done by Janelle Washington. On the cover is a quote by Oprah saying “If you turn a blind eye to racism, you become an accomplice to it”. Winfrey also wrote a column detailing the historic move to not be the face of the issue. “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” she wrote. Additionally, each page includes ways the general public can take a stance against racism.

The issue will be on newsstands on 8/11.

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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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Say Her Name Again: Breonna Taylor Graces Oprah’s ‘O Magazine’ Cover  was originally published on hiphopwired.com

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