Alonzo and Adrienne Herndon are climbing their way to success in Atlanta. Only a few decades removed from slavery, Alonzo is on his way to becoming the richest Black man in Georgia. Adrienne, an instructor at Atlanta University and aspiring stage actress, has lived her life sheltered from racism’s limitations. Enabled by her light-colored complexion, she slips back and forth across the color line.
A real-life power couple, Alonzo and Adriene have their plates full building careers, raising a family and navigating their way through life in Atlanta, before it proclaimed itself “too busy to hate.”