"We just want to be soldiers for her and her family and just continue to keep [Breonna Taylor's] name out there", Paul said, via Malika Andrews and Marc J. Spears of ESPN.
Taylor was killed on March 13 when three Louisville Metro Police officers entered her home while issuing a no-knock warrant - a practice that has since been banned in Louisville and multiple other USA cities.
The demand for justice for Taylor - a 26-year-old Black EMT who was fatally shot by Louisville Metro Police Department officers on March 13 - has continued to escalate amid the Black Lives Matter protests.
Though Winfrey has shared the cover of O magazine with others, like her best friend Gayle King or her "A Wrinkle in Time" co-stars Mindy Kaling and Reese Witherspoon, she has never not appeared on the cover herself.
"Imagine if three unidentified men burst into your home while you were sleeping", Winfrey said in her story about the cover. "I think about Breonna Taylor often. Breonna Taylor loved chicken any way you could cook it. Breonna Taylor put hot sauce on everything, especially eggs", Winfrey wrote. "And there was a sparkle in Breonna's eyes - a young Black woman posing in her Louisville EMS shirt, happy to be alive". The piece sheds light on Palmer's grief, on how she discovered her daughter had been shot after receiving a call from Taylor's boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, but did not know who had shot her until hearing it on the news.
"Breonna Taylor was a force in the life of her 20-year-old sister". Recently, the 10-time All-Star organized a Zoom conference between close to 40 players and Tamika Taylor, the mother of Breonna Taylor. The issue, out August 11, is focused on anti-racism and white privilege. This officer blindly fired ten rounds from his gun, some of which went into the adjoining apartment. She told me, 'I can't stop seeing her face.
"We can't be silent", Winfrey wrote in a statement accompanying the reveal. "We have to use whatever megaphone we have to cry for justice", Winfrey added.