In 2008, she also got nominated for “NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series”.She has contributed in the 2012 film Sparkle’s soundtrack along with Jordin Sparks, Whitney Houston, Carmen Ejogo, Cee Lo Green and many others.Each week I’d get the tons of letters from mothers, grandmothers, and young girls literally thanking me for simply existing.They wrote me saying they’d never seen a woman that looked like me on television before.Here are a few excerpts: “My mother says that when my father, a striking man with kind eyes, broad shoulders, and deep ebony-brown skin, first saw me in the hospital […], his eyes lit up brightly as he promptly proclaimed, “She has my color. ” Though I obviously have no recollection of that day at all, I’m quite certain that hearing that story heavily influenced the ways in which I’ve been able to navigate my journey as a woman, an African-American woman, and a woman of a darker hue.” “I was recently reminded of my childhood as I watched the amazing documentary Dark Girls.
Who hasn’t heard the obligatory, “You’re pretty for a dark-skin girl”?
Sumpter began her career as host of the N network reality series, Best Friend's Date (2004—2005), and in 2005 landed the role of Layla Williamson in the ABC daytime soap opera, One Life to Live where she starred regularly through 2010.
In the same year, Sumpter made her movie debut in her leading female role in the musical drama Stomp the Yard: Homecoming.
And with Tika sitting front and center, he performed his single Don’t Wanna Go Home off of his upcoming album Future History.
Jason has another single that will be released Tuesday called It Girl!
Tika looked amazing as always – wearing blue high waist shorts, baby blue top with brown heels.