Tika Sumpter

Watch: Black Love is in Bloom in Trailer for ‘Southside With You’

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A Black love story that doesn’t involve slavery, struggle, or somebody getting shot? We can’t wait to see this! Here’s the rundown: Inspired by Barack and Michelle Obama’s first date, Southside With You recounts the eventful summer day in 1989 when a young law firm associate...

Beauty Muse: Tika Sumpter’s Best Hair and Makeup Moments

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Witnessing Tika Sumpter’s graceful ascent up the success ladder, we’ve found ourselves in awe of both her talent and her beauty. The “Get On Up” actress is one of those rare beauties who manage to be stunning no matter their hairstyle. She transitions from long,...

Tika Sumpter Defends Tyler Perry: ‘You have the right to turn the channel’

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In a recent interview with The Grio, actress Tika Sumpter, from The Haves and the Have Nots applauded Tyler Perry for being groundbreaking and enlightened. Although there was a petition to remove her show from the OWN Network, the show is the top rated program on...

Tika Sumpter on Being a Dark-Skinned Actress: “I Got Letters Thanking Me For Simply Existing”

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“Dark Girls,” which aired on Sunday on OWN, unearthed memories of colorism for a number of dark-skinned women who watched the documentary, including actress Tika Sumpter. Moved by the testimonies of women and children in “Dark Girls,” Sumpter penned an article for The Daily Beast...

Tyler Perry Aims To Fill Soap Opera Void With “The Haves and The Have Nots” — Will You Watch?

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You may not love all of Tyler Perry’s screenwriting, but you can’t argue the fact that he’s an enterprising media mogul. Tyler understands his audience and offers them the comedy and/or drama they are willing to tune in every week for. Case in point? His...