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The last time I spoke to Breonna Taylor’s mom, Tamika Palmer, she was having a particularly bad day dealing with the loss of her daughter. She told me, “I can’t stop seeing her face. Her smile. It’s what I miss most about her…I’m still waiting for her to come through the door.” Everybody who’s lost a loved one knows that feeling. For every mother and father whose child is out in the world right now, imagine getting a call in the middle of the night that your daughter has been shot in her apartment. And then you find out the people who killed her were police officers who should never have been there in the first place. What would you want to happen now? Would you be content to hear five months later “there’s an investigation”? And that no one has been held accountable for shooting your innocent daughter multiple times and letting her life bleed out? If not for the coronavirus, I’d be out in the streets marching with the Black Lives Matter protesters. These 26 billboards, one for every year of Breonna’s life, are my offering. My form of protest. We cannot be silent. We have to use whatever megaphone we have to cry for justice. @oprahmagazine

The last time I spoke to Breonna Taylor’s mom, Tamika Palmer, she was having a particularly bad day dealing with the loss of her daughter. She told me, “I can’t stop seeing her face. Her smile. It’s what I miss most about her…I’m still waiting for her to come through the door.” Everybody who’s lost a loved one knows that feeling.
 
For every mother and father whose child is out in the world right now, imagine getting a call in the middle of the night that your daughter has been shot in her apartment. And then you find out the people who killed her were police officers who should never have been there in the first place. What would you want to happen now? Would you be content to hear five months later “there’s an investigation”? And that no one has been held accountable for shooting your innocent daughter multiple times and letting her life bleed out?
 
If not for the coronavirus, I’d be out in the streets marching with the Black Lives Matter protesters. These 26 billboards, one for every year of Breonna’s life, are my offering. My form of protest. We cannot be silent. We have to use whatever megaphone we have to cry for justice.

@oprahmagazine
35937 1267 14 hours ago

My next Oprah’s Book Club pick, “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents” by @isabelwilkerson, should be required reading for humanity. It eloquently examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America. In writing this book, Isabel responds to a calling from the ancestors—and the ancestors are pleased. Tap the link in my bio to download a copy and follow @oprahsbookclub to join the conversation! #ReadWithUs

My next Oprah’s Book Club pick, “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents” by @isabelwilkerson, should be required reading for humanity. It eloquently examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America. In writing this book, Isabel responds to a calling from the ancestors—and the ancestors are pleased. Tap the link in my bio to download a copy and follow @oprahsbookclub to join the conversation! #ReadWithUs
62738 1574 7 days ago

@gayleking and fam (all just tested negative for Covid on Thursday) are now headed for some family time!

@gayleking and fam (all just tested negative for Covid on Thursday) are now headed for some family time!
404506 4036 8 days ago

My two-part premiere of @theoprahconversation with @emmanuelacho is available now on @appletv+. He’s answering uncomfortable questions about racism in America and the best ways to keep the conversation going with your family and friends. Tap the link in my bio to watch! #TheOprahConversation

My two-part premiere of @theoprahconversation with @emmanuelacho is available now on @appletv+. He’s answering uncomfortable questions about racism in America and the best ways to keep the conversation going with your family and friends. Tap the link in my bio to watch! #TheOprahConversation
29122 563 10 days ago

Congressman John Lewis left us with marching orders: “The vote is the most powerful non-violent tool we have." Use it y’all! Follow @ownyourvote for more information 🗳

Congressman John Lewis left us with marching orders: “The vote is the most powerful non-violent tool we have.
28690 659 10 days ago

Conversations about race do not have to tear us apart. These discussions can happen in your living rooms, your kitchen tables, and even during soccer games, so they can help those around you see the racial injustices happening in this country. Tap the link in my bio to watch @emmanuelacho on the premiere episode of @theoprahconversation, available now on AppleTV+. #TheOprahConversation @appletv

Conversations about race do not have to tear us apart. These discussions can happen in your living rooms, your kitchen tables, and even during soccer games, so they can help those around you see the racial injustices happening in this country. Tap the link in my bio to watch @emmanuelacho on the premiere episode of @theoprahconversation, available now on AppleTV+. #TheOprahConversation @appletv
65683 1361 11 days ago

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.

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.
364985 5134 12 days ago

It’s time to bring humanity back to the conversation. Tune in to my new show @theoprahconversation, where I’ll be joined by fascinating guests to have conversations that unite us—not divide us. Watch 7/30 on @appletv. #TheOprahConversation

It’s time to bring humanity back to the conversation. Tune in to my new show @theoprahconversation, where I’ll be joined by fascinating guests to have conversations that unite us—not divide us. Watch 7/30 on @appletv. #TheOprahConversation
177372 4303 14 days ago

Last week when there were false rumors of Congressman John Lewis’ passing, Gayle and I called and were able to speak with him. He sounded weak but was surprisingly more alert than we expected. I had a final chance to tell him what I’ve said every time I’ve been in his presence: “Thank you for your courage leading the fight for Freedom. My life as it is would not have been possible without you.” I know for sure he heard me. I felt good about that. He understood and was so gracious. This is one of his last interviews we recently did during the Covid quarantine about his new @johnlewisdoc #GoodTrouble. Thank you for showing us and teaching us what getting into “good trouble” looks like. 🙏🏽

Last week when there were false rumors of Congressman John Lewis’ passing, Gayle and I called and were able to speak with him. He sounded weak but was surprisingly more alert than we expected. I had a final chance to tell him what I’ve said every time I’ve been in his presence: “Thank you for your courage leading the fight for Freedom. My life as it is would not have been possible without you.”
I know for sure he heard me. I felt good about that. He understood and was so gracious.
This is one of his last interviews we recently did during the Covid quarantine about his new @johnlewisdoc #GoodTrouble. Thank you for showing us and teaching us what getting into “good trouble” looks like. 🙏🏽
195891 4811 23 days ago

After 13 and a half days quarantined in my guest house, @gayleking and her @cbsthismorning team released from Covid quarantine.

After 13 and a half days quarantined in my guest house, @gayleking and her @cbsthismorning team released from Covid quarantine.
439042 7410 32 days ago

Today I’m speaking with 100 Black fathers to better understand the emotional toll they endure and how they show up for their children, their family, and their community. Joining me for this important conversation will be @tylerperry, @courtneybvance, @killermike, and fathers who are married, single, gay, professionals, and are stay-at-home. Tune in tonight for our special, “Oprah & 100 Black Fathers” at 10|9c on @OWNTV.

Today I’m speaking with 100 Black fathers to better understand the emotional toll they endure and how they show up for their children, their family, and their community. Joining me for this important conversation will be @tylerperry, @courtneybvance, @killermike, and fathers who are married, single, gay, professionals, and are stay-at-home. Tune in tonight for our special, “Oprah & 100 Black Fathers” at 10|9c on @OWNTV.
58196 1540 41 days ago

My next Oprah's Book Club pick, “Deacon King Kong” by @jamesmcbrideauthor, is a reminder that while we struggle with pain and trauma, we can always find shelter in one another—just like the characters in this novel. In championing this book, I also champion all Black authors during the #BlackoutBestSellerList challenge. Readers are being called this week to buy two books by a Black writer to lift their voice. And this one is a great choice! Tap the link in my bio to download a copy and follow @oprahsbookclub to join the conversation. We’ll start discussing soon! #ReadWithUs

My next Oprah's Book Club pick, “Deacon King Kong” by @jamesmcbrideauthor, is a reminder that while we struggle with pain and trauma, we can always find shelter in one another—just like the characters in this novel. In championing this book, I also champion all Black authors during the #BlackoutBestSellerList challenge. Readers are being called this week to buy two books by a Black writer to lift their voice. And this one is a great choice! Tap the link in my bio to download a copy and follow @oprahsbookclub to join the conversation. We’ll start discussing soon! #ReadWithUs
78518 2142 55 days ago