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BW Author Spotlight: A’yanna Armstrong – A New Hope For Justice

This book provides innovative solutions for criminal justice reform. I wrote it because I felt a lack of hope in the system and will be published in December, 2019.

Black Westchester from time to time spotlights a new Black Authors we think you should all know about. This month we highlight one of Mount Vernon’s own A’yanna Armstrong and her upcoming book A New Hope For Justice.

While most books touch on the issues within in the Criminal Justice system, this book provides an innovative approach on how not just politicians, but also celebrities and everyday people can make a difference.

We introduce you to Ayanna Armstrong – daughter of Mount Vernon City Court Judge Adrian Armstrong – and she is the author of A New Hope for Justice.

I wanted to share some exciting news: for the past 5 months, I’ve been working on a book. New Degree Press, my book publisher, has officially approved my manuscript for publication,” A’yanna shared with Black Westchester. “I wrote this book because I felt hopeless after watching the news and reading the newspaper regarding the criminal justice system and I wanted to provide others who may have shared similar feelings with a sense of hope on how we can reform the system. My hope is that, in reading this book, you will discover that you do not have to hold a government position in order to make a change. In this book, I hope to instill the same sort of passion and excitement that I have for criminal justice reform in you. And then ultimately I want you to see this book as a tool to help you incorporate innovative ideas on how you can make an impact on criminal justice reform such as using social media.”

In this book, you’ll learn:

  • How 19-year-old Actor and Activist Yara Shahidi has used her platform to encourage her generation to be involved in politics.
  • How celebrity Kim Kardashian has helped free 17 people incarcerated 90 days by funding the “Buried Alive Project”
  • How Rapper Meek Mill has used his own his subsequent experiences with probation and incarceration, to spread awareness about certain flaws within the judicial system.

“You will love this book if you have a passion for criminal justice reform,” A’yanna shares with Black Westchester.

A New Hope For Justice is a non-fiction book that speaks toyoung adults and adults who are interested on ways to improve the criminal justice system and how to reform prisons to reduce the recidivism rate.

Black Westchester is reaching out to all out readers, to all the social justice activists, all who fight for crimnal justice reform out there to show A’yanna’s publisher some real momentum through a pre-sale campaign. The pre-sale campaign will fund the costs to publish her book. We need atleast 100 of you to buy a copy or two of her book in the next 30 days to secure it’s release at

A’yanna a Mount Vernon High School graduate – Class of 2017- and is a sophomore at Pace University Pleasantville Campus, will transferring to the University at Buffalo this Fall to continue her education to study Political Science/ Law.

Black Westchester salutes this young Black Author A’yanna Armstrong and encourage all our suporters to support her!


About AJ Woodson (2375 Articles)
AJ Woodson is the Editor-In-Chief of Black Westchester and Co-Owner of Urban Soul Media Group, the parent company. AJ is a Father, Brother, Author, Writer, Journalism Fellow, Rapper, Radio Personality, Hip-Hop Historian and A Freelance Journalist whose byline has appeared in several print publications and online sites including The Source, Vibe, the Village Voice, Upscale,,, Rolling Out Newspaper, Spiritual Minded Magazine and several others.
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