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Essence Praises All My Children For Showcasing "Black Love" With Jesse and Angie

The September issue of Essence magazine afforded some ink to the end of an era for All My Children's Jesse (Darnell Williams) and Angie (Debbi Morgan). Here's the poignant opening paragraphs of the piece:


Cue the soapsuds: It seems like just yesterday we met them. He was from the wrong sides of the tracks, she was the apple of her daddy's eye. The fell in love. So did we.

Back in the day, Black love was rarely displayed on TV. That changed in 1982 on ABC's All My Children when Jesse Hubbard (Darnell Williams) and Angie Baxter (Debbi Morgan) came together in the fictional land of Pine Valley. But on September 23, their love ends as AMC airs its final episode.

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The article goes on to point out that while AMC will be continuing online, Jesse and Angie's love affair will still likely end as Morgan is moving on to The Young and the Restless.  Says Morgan on the end of the iconic supercouple's love story:

'This couple has endured so much over the years. I'll always be proud of that."

For more, pick up the latest issue of Essence. Relive Jesse and Angie's love story below!

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