Remember Angela Stanton? Well if you aren’t familiar with Stanton’s work, we’re certain you’ve heard her name. Just for a bit of background, Angela Stanton, initially rocked the reality realm long before she even hit the television with her book “Lies of a Real Housewife: Tell the Truth and Shame the Devil,” about her alleged racketeering with former ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ star Phaedra Parks. (Yes, “southern belle” Phaedra Parks.)
In her book, which was published in 2013, Stanton reveals that Parks ran a white-collar “criminal enterprise” that included fake bank accounts and bad checks. However, Parks covered her tracks so well that only her husband, Apollo Nida, and Stanton took the blame when it all fell apart…However, Stanton has now put her past behind her and is focused using her experience to help others in the community, becoming a leading advocate for prison reform.
That’s right, Kim Kardashian isn’t the only woman out here making major moves in regards to prison reform. USA Today reports that with her non-profit organization, the American King Foundation, Stanton has submitted nearly 100 names to the White House of people who should be considered to be freed from prison. Along with her efforts as it relates to prison reform, Stanton also has been traveling to prisons all over the country to mentor, counsel, and partner with juvenile offenders, allowing them to publish their own stories through her publishing company Stanton Publishing House, which has also produced Stanton’s own best selling stories.
As someone who has followed Angela Stanton’s story from the beginning, I can honestly say it’s amazing her growth and miraculous turn around. The things she is doing for the community is truly admirable and does not go unnoticed.
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