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Y&R’s Mishael Morgan Produces Video For Juneteenth Day Featuring Several Soap Notables

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Today is Juneteenth, Freedom Day, which recognizes the emancipation of the last remaining enslaved African Americans in the Confederacy.

For it, The Young and the Restless Mishael Morgan (Amanda) produced an inspiring and emotional video.  She is joined her Y&R co-stars: Brytni Sarpy (Elena, Y&R), Christel Khalil (Lily, Y&R), Bryton James (Devon), Sean Dominic (Nate), as well as Daytime Emmy winner and a nominee again this year, Tamara Braun (Ex-Kim, GH) for this video entitled, “The I Have a Dream Project”.

The Project was inspired by the Black Lives Matter Movement and was created in Honor of Juneteenth (Freedom Day). In the video, Mishael and her soap friend and others perform a modern reinterpretation of the “I Have a Dream Speech” that was delivered by American civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr.  During this speech King called for civil and economic rights and also an end to racism & segregation in the United States. It still remains to this day, one of the most iconic speeches in American History.

Today, according to the project, they are attempting to “bring this “dream” alive with the collaboration of actors from diverse backgrounds, age, race, sexual orientation and countries. Everyone put their own unique cadence on the words originally spoken by Dr. Martin Luther King. We are attempting to display unity and the fact that we are all more alike than different. Actor’s use the words of this iconic speech to create a personal emphatic monologue while adding a unique modern spin. Through this visual representation we are hoping to continue to inspire social justice reform and simulate conversations that address systemic racism on a global scale… times have changed but the message remains the same! The dream of one American hero, now lives in the hearts of people from all over the world. Thank you Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for giving us the words and a dream that continues to inspire us.”

Watch “The I Have a Dream Project” below, then let us know what you thought of it via the comment section.

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K/kay

I pray for all of you but you are completely whacked if you think burning buildings tearing down statues beating the crap out of people is going to impress anyone all I see is I hope Jesus comes soon the only kneeling I do is in front of my savior and yes their had been horrible past but to say we are still living it no way ! Obama would not have been elected twice if we were indeed a racist nation Oprah Winfrey would not have been one of the wealthiest people in America if our country was racist!… Read more »

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many keep mentioning there is no Hitler Statue in Germany but that has not prevented many racist people from stop hating Jewish people..so i dont think removing and destroying statues will stop anything…

Satan
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Not only are there no Hitler statues in Germany, there are no pro-Nazi memorials of any kind, nor are any depictions of Nazi logos allowed. For example, the band “KISS” has to alter their logo on their album covers in Germany, because the “SS” part of the logo actually resembles the symbol for Hitler’s SS. So KISS albums pressed in Germany have something like two backward Z’s where the SS would be. Contrast this with the use of the confederate symbology in the USA. Just like Naziism, it was a destructive force, based on racism, that totally destroyed the country… Read more »

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Here here, Satan! Well said!

Sandi
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Sandi

Thanks Satan!!

soapfan
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White people (myself included) have NO business saying there is no racism in America. It’s like a man saying menstrual cramps don’t exist because he doesn’t have them. It’s time for white people to sit down and be quiet. We have had 400 years to say ridiculous, uninformed and harmful things about race. It’s enough.

DMRR
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Thank you, YES!

Jim
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Im sorry but while Dr King was a great civil rights leader…he disliked gays. lesbians, transgender people and also cheated on his wife…he may talked unity but not for all when it comes to same sex couples ect.-his own family admitted it ////im totally for equality for all and nothing against Juneteenth-anything that brings people together is great and justice for all…maybe this comment wont make it but i think the truth be known if people want to expose all bigotry in this country!!!

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Jim, I am an African American and I agree with just about everything you said. But, a man cheating on his wife has nothing to do with fighting for equality. Until all (Black, White, Hispanic. Asian and Indian) can see and be treated as equals, there is no progress. As long as someone is denied because of the color of their skin or orientation, there is no progress. Just because this is 2020, it doesn’t mean that we view each other fairly. As long as a people of color have to express/chant Black lives matter in a public forum to… Read more »

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i agree with you mostly too…the thing is maybe he would had changed we will never know,,,i dont hate the man-i even think he would had made a great president….maybe everyone in the past would think different if they were with us today-i would love to think so…maybe General Custer would think differently too,,,but what people thought then were never given the chance to think differently now…and he too was discussed about cheating on his wife…so if im willing to give MLK a pass why cant others think the same of the horrible things people done and thought since the… Read more »

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Jim,

Martin Luther King Jr. was a MAN, not the second coming of Christ. You would be hard-pressed to find a religious leader who came to prominence in the 1950s who was a pro-trans suppoter. Even some of the most liberal Americans would have had reservations 60-70 years ago. People evolve and change. If he were alive today perhaps his views regarding the lgbtq community would be different. To evolve is a beautiful thing. Unfortunately, he did not have the chance. Whatever the case, his fortitude and fight against racism is unmatched and should be celebrated.

Lew S.
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Lew S.

Great post!

Satan
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Jim, I don’t think it’s fair to assume Dr. King was a homophobe. Sexual orientation wasn’t as well understood in those days as it is now, and certainly not within the evangelical religious community, which of course was where Dr. King came from. Like most people of the time, he probably assumed that people “chose” to be gay, and could therefore “unchoose” it at anytime. Yeah, it sounds completely ridiculous now, but that was the prevailing mentality of the day. One of MLK’s mentors & advisors in the civil rights movements was a gay man named Bayard Rustin. Rustin actually… Read more »

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Congratulations Mishael Morgan and Tenika Davis. I appreciate seeing Dr. King’s speech performed so beautifully. I hope white soap fans like me watch and really think about the message. #blacklivesmatter

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I thought it was exceptionally done and applaud Ms. Morgan and Ms. Davis on bringing together such a diverse number of people. I believe it made it even more powerful than had all the participants been black.

If, I have one complaint it was that the “cast” are not named in the credits. Some I obviously recognized immediately but it would be nice to know all who took part.

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Although CBS would offer no official word or comment after the story on her coming to the series ran in the Daily Mail, Natalie would join: Sheryl Underwood, Amanda Kloots, Jerry O’Connell and Akbar Gbajabiamila on the panel.

This comes after Morales exited NBC News this morning after 22 years for an “unspecified new opportunity”.  However, she will continue to appear on Dateline’s 30th season throughout the rest of year.

The longtime Today Show anchor told staffers she was moving on expressing in a note: “To my Dateline and Today show families, it’s very hard to say goodbye… and we all know in this business it’s never goodbye but see you later. I’m eternally grateful for the support and deep friendships that will remain no matter where our paths lead.  I have so much to be thankful for and for every one of you who helped me get here… muchísimas gracias mis amigos.”

Tom Mazzarelli, the EP of Today also wrote in a note to staff that “Morales been offered an opportunity she’s passionate about and has decided to step away from NBC News after an incredible two-decade career here.”

Natalie previously anchored Access Hollywood from 2016 to 2019 and continued to be the West Coast anchor of Today.

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Michael Tylo, well-remembered for his roles on daytime soap operas, has died at the age of 73.  Tylo, was most-loved in his role as Quinton Chamberlain, in the Quint and Nola (Lisa Brown) romance on Guiding Light, as well for his time on The Bold and the Beautiful (Ex-Sherman), All My Children (Ex-Matt), The Young and the Restless (Ex-Rick/Blade), Another World (Ex-Lord Peter Belton), and General Hospital (Ex-Charlie).

Tylo’s death was announced by Nancy Uscher, Dean of College of Fine Arts at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where Michael was a film professor.  Michael died on Tuesday at Henderson Hospital in Henderson, Nevada, following an illness.

In a statement on the UNLV website, Uscher said of her colleague: “Michael Tylo was a beautiful and caring human being — he was so special.  He was an exemplary friend, colleague, teacher, and artist. He had such a distinguished and rich career, but he was humble about his accomplishments. He loved his family dearly and lived a joyous life, but he left us way too soon. We will miss him greatly, but feel deep gratitude about all that Michael contributed to the College of Fine Arts, UNLV, and the world.”

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As soap fans know, Michael was previously married to Hunter Tylo (Taylor, B&B) and they shared three children together: Izabelle and Katya, and tragically, their late son, Mickey, who drowned back in 2007.

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Michael is also survived by his wife Rachelle, and their daughter, Kollette.

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There has been no word yet on the actual cause of death of Michael’s death, while information about services for Michael are said to be forthcoming.  Michael Fairman TV will continue to update this story.

Watch Michael with Lisa Brown in the wedding of Quint and Nola on Guiding Light below.

Then, share your condolences and remembrances of Michael via the comment section.

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While, Jade is now also in this season’s Dancing with the Stars, now comes word that Loughlin has gotten her first acting gig since all the legal trouble, and while still on probation following her two months in jail.

Look for Lori to reprise her beloved role of Abigail from When Calls the Heart on its season two spin-off on GAC Family, When Hope Calls.

According to Deadline: Loughlin will appear in the two-part Season 2 premiere titled When Hope Calls: A Country Christmas, to air on Saturday, December, 18th.  Lori was last seen on TV as Abigail in Season 6 of Hallmark’s When Calls the Heart before she was let go over her involvement in the college admissions scandal.

Last week, speculation began that Loughlin may be back working after a report surfaced from Mercury News  that she had been granted permission by a Boston federal judge to travel to Canada for about a week in late September-early October for “a filming production project.”

So, what do you think about Lori’s return to acting following serving jail time? Will you be watching her as Abigail on When Hope Calls: A Country Christmas? Comment below.

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