Making a Difference West Edition

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Organization helps women find new life outside prison

By Dorany Pineda Contributing Writer If there is one person who understands the challenges of exiting the criminal justice system, it’s Susan Burton. After a tragedy that led to years of self-medication, Burton spent more than 20 years cycling in and out of prison. When she was freed, she struggled to find work, housing and Read More…

Entertainment Lead Story West Edition

Black Hollywood turns out for Image Awards

PASADENA — The top African American entertainers were on hand Jan. 15 for the 49th annual NAACP Image Awards. The big splashdowns came on the red carpet with Halle Berry, Kerry Washington, Jordan Peele, Daniel Kaluuya, Tracee Ellis Ross and Jurnee Smollett-Bell, among others, made their way through a crowd of photographers and reporters to Read More…

Lead Story West Edition

Re-entry project stages annual gala

LOS ANGELES — Social justice advocate Susan Burton remembers back in 1998 when she founded A New Way of Life Re-Entry Project (ANWOL). “We had a whisper of a chance to succeed,” she recalled. “Through ANWOL, so much pain and suffering have been transformed into resilience, determination and hope for so many. A lot has Read More…