The Sanders family is the most esteemed family in all of Los Angeles. Direct descendants of Letty Sanders, a slave who became the richest black woman in the newly-formed City of Angels, their influence can be felt throughout the city. However, their world is turned upside down when their matriarch, Pamela Sanders, suddenly dies. Cameron Sanders Sr. struggles to deal with the death of his beloved wife while holding his family and business together. Things get worse when Cameron becomes the target of an SEC investigation for money laundering. His proud son, Cameron "Cam" Sanders Jr., is desperate to find the truth behind the suspicious circumstances surrounding his mother's death. He finds staying on track difficult when terrible choices and a growing confusion over his sexuality cause him to lash out in ruthless ways. The younger son, Torrance Sanders, is a basketball standout being chased by the NBA, but finds staying focused hard after his mother's death. When Cameron Sr.'s daughter Stephanie comes home from Paris, she does everything possible to keep a leash on the ambitions of her father's duplicitous mistress, Carissa, but Stephanie's own search for love leads her back into the arms of Raymond, her cousin's husband. Can the Sanders family find a way to face their enemies together and uphold the family name, or will the tangled secrets and lies tear them apart?