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October 29, 2020

Tika Sumpter of 'Mixed-ish' Discovered Her Ancestors Were Sold as Slaves after Tracing Lineage

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Actress Tika Sumpter did a little dig on history in her recent social media post as she wrote about how she traced her lineage while sharing the essence of voting.

"Mixed-ish" actress Tika Sumpter's recent Instagram upload had her reflecting on historical events as she let fans know she had been busy tracing back her lineage and ancestral history.

Sumpter posted an up-close picture of herself rocking yellow dungarees and a wide-brimmed hat and shared a thoughtful message in her caption.

Tika Sumpter at POPSUGAR X ABC "Embrace Your Ish" Event at Goya Studios on September 17, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. | Photo: Getty Images

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TIKA SPEAKS ON HER ANCESTRAL HERITAGE 

The "Nobody's Fool" star who rocked a makeup-free look displayed her profile while giving fans a glimpse of her flawless skin. She addressed her followers in her caption that partly read:

"I recently traced some of my ancestors born in America around 1795 and sold on slave blocks in the south. I'm in awe of the lineage I come from…"

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Towards the concluding part, the movie star showed gratitude to her ancestors that she was alive to exercise her civil right to vote. Fans in the comments could relate to her caption as they gave encouraging words while showing approval. 

[Sumpter] shared on social media that African Americans in interracial relationships should discuss racial prejudice and experiences with their partners.

A screenshot of Tika Sumpter's picture on her Instagram page | Photo: Instagram/tikasumpter

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HANDLING THE PANDEMIC 

The 40-year-old who has been portraying a pivotal role in the ABC-produced drama series, "Black-ish," shared how she has been holding up amid the pandemic lockdown during a chat with Vogue.

Sumpter outlined the productive activities she delved into while staying up to date amid quarantine. Number one on her list was how she improved her reading habit. The "The Haves and the Have Nots" actress noted that it's been long since she read something other than scripts.

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The mom-of-one also made sure to get her fill of self-care and her skincare routine, which helps nourish and nurture her skin. For self-care, Sumpter indulges in long walks, which enhances peace of mind. Her 12th & Viv scented candle also provides a calm atmosphere.

TIKA ON RACIAL ISSUES 

The Hollywood star who makes sure to keep it real shared on social media that African Americans in interracial relationships should discuss racial prejudice and experiences with their partners

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Sumpter is in a relationship with fellow star, Nicholas James, and they have a daughter, Ella, who is four years old. Since she started being open about her love life, the actress has been sharing her candid thoughts on being in an interracial relationship.

When the star mom became pregnant, she kept it away from the public because, according to her, she wanted to enjoy every moment of being pregnant without public scrutiny.

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