Diamond Pearl Hope is a biracial news reporter. She experiences a hard childhood. Diamond is only 10 years old when her black mother dies. She goes to live with relatives who discriminate against her because she is mixed-race. Diamond is rescued from abusive family members through adoption. While growing up, she is kept in the dark about her white father. After graduating from college she meets and marries an older abusive man. Diamond gets arrested for assaulting her husband, and comes face-to-face with the man she thought she'd never meet. Diamond's life story comes to a wonderful ending when her white and black relatives unite in love, as one big happy blended family.