10 influential American celebrities who have traced their African roots

June 19, 2019 at 02:00 pm | Diaspora Connect

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June 19, 2019 at 02:00 pm | Diaspora Connect

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Sheryl Lee Ralph
Most know actress Sheryl Lee Ralph to have ties to her Jamaican roots, but it was only recently that she found she has ties to Cameroon, too.

Upon finding her roots stem from the Central African country, she told a Cameroonian-based talk show that “it is just such a wonderful gift.” Ralph is from the Tikar tribe, specifically. Tikar is a term used to describe someone who comes from several ethnic groups.

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