WHY OPRAH GAVE UP HER COVER FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER TO HONOR 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. Not long ago, I spoke with Breonna’s mother, Tamika Palmer. She was having a particularly bad day dealing with the loss and the grief of knowing that her daughter is gone forever.